The chart-topping rapper and 15-time GRAMMY award winner recently opened up about his performance during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning on Shade 45. While chatting with the show’s host, Sway Calloway, the 49-year-old singer revealed that he does have some nerves and anxiety about the upcoming live performance.
“I’mma tell you, it’s f—ing nerve-wracking. It’s f—ing nerve-wracking,” the recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominee told host Calloway. “This to me… there’s nothing more final than live TV. So, if you f— up, your f— up is there forever.”
While details on the Halftime Show performance have been kept secret, the rapper shared that he has been “blown away” by Dr. Dre’s vision for the televised concert as well as Kendrick Lamar’s “top tier” lyrics.
“When the whole thing started going down and we were like, ‘OK, this might be actually serious.’ I was trying to envision what Dre. might do,” he continued to explain. “I was thinking like, yeah, that’s dope that all of us are gonna rap together, right, and that kind of thing, but I didn’t expect the production to be like this.”
8 Fun Facts On Super Bowl LVI Performer Eminem
- He was the first rapper to ever win an Academy Award
- He has broken 13 Guinness World Records
- He recorded “My Name Is” after meeting his frequent collaborator Dr. Dre
- Before pursuing a career in rap he wanted to be a comic book artist
- He has won 15 GRAMMY awards
- The rapper never finished High School
- He was inspired by The Beastie Boys
- His first major album, The Slim Shady LP, was released on February 23, 1999
Eminem is set to take the stage during this weekend’s Super Bowl LVI with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige.
According to Variety, Dr. Dre is also bringing along two deaf rappers, including Sean Forbes and Warren “WaWa” Snipe, marking the first time sign language interpreters will be included in the halftime show.
“The show will be f–king incredible,” Dr. Dre said during the Super Bowl press conference.
Super Bowl LVI, hosted at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will feature the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals and will kick off Sunday (Feb. 13) at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on NBC.