Dr. Dre ‘Defied’ NFL And Performed ‘Banned’ Lyric During Super Bowl Performance

Dr. Dre Super Bowl: The rapper reportedly defied NFL and performed 'banned lyrics' during his halftime performance.
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Dr. Dre, who paid tribute to the late rapper Tupac during his Super Bowl performance, reportedly ‘defied’ the NFL by rapping a ‘banned’ lyric during his act. 

According to the Daily Mail, a source said that the star was asked not to include the line ‘Still f***ing with the beats, still not loving police,’ from his 1999 hit, ‘Still D.R.E’. 

It’s believed that the rapper – who is believed to have paid $7million of his personal funds towards the production – felt ‘disgustingly censored’ by this request.

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This wasn’t the only issue that Dr. Dre reportedly had with the performance.

Apparently, he was also ‘reluctant to not take the knee,’ in a gesture of protest towards police racism and brutality. However, this ‘rule’ was ignored by fellow rapper, Eminem.

In response to claims that the NFL banned this action, official spokesperson Brian McCarthy commented: “We watched all elements of the show during multiple performances this week.

“(We) were aware that Eminem was going to do that.”

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Dr. Dre and Eminem weren’t the only stars to disobey the NFL and break guidelines.

To many fans amusement, Snoop Dogg was allegedly caught ‘smoking marijuana’ before taking to the stage.

The rapper, who is very open about his use of the drug, was seen appearing to enjoy a puff in a video that went viral on Twitter. 

Radio announcer Rafa El Alcalde shared the clip, alongside the caption: “Warming up before going on stage for the halftime show.”

It has since garnered lots of comments on social media, with one unimpressed user writing: “Pathetic, I had to change the channel when he came on.”

Another added: “That’s the reason why the @NFL never had rappers performing at halftime before.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.