Snoop Dogg said that his upcoming performance alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige at the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show is a “dream come true.”
During a recent interview with The Associated Press, Dogg opened up about the halftime concert, which he said is important for the legacy of the hip-hop culture, from his studio compound in Inglewood, California. Over the years, rappers such as Travis Scott, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Queen Latifah, Nelly, Outkast’s Big Boi and more have performed during the sought after gig.
“I’m still thinking I’m in a dream because I can’t believe that they will let a real hip-hop artist grace the stage in an NFL Super Bowl,” the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” singer explained. “We’re just going to wait for that moment and put something together that’s spectacular, and do what we’re known for doing and add on to the legacy.”
Dogg also shared that he’s excited to get to perform with his legendary friends right in his hometown.
“We’re all one. We’re all united together,” Dogg added. “If you really look at it, that’s what the world needs to understand that we need to come together as opposed to division or separation.”
While he admitted that he is a bit anxious about the upcoming show, he said that he will “never let the moment get bigger than me.”
He continued, “I’m not going to understand it until it happens,” he continued. “While it’s happening, I’m in the zone. I’m stuck to the script, laser focused, being on point, sounding good, looking good and feeling good.” He later added, “I want to give off a great presentation. After the fact, it’s when I’ll be nervous about watching it to see what the reaction is. But while I’m going through it, it’s nothing.”
Snoop Dogg is set to take the stage during this weekend’s Super Bowl LVI with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige.
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.