Eminem calls out the NFL and takes a knee at Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Eminem calls out the NFL and takes a knee at Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Eminem is not afraid to position himself and He also wasn’t afraid to take a knee even though the NFL had reportedly rejected the idea.

According to an article by Eriq Gardner for Puck, the NFL disagreed with Eminem, who had floated the idea of ​​taking a knee “Colin Kaepernick-style” during the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show. However, the rapper still made the gesture.

Eminem calls out the NFL and takes a knee at Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

After finishing their participation and interpreting ‘Lose Yourself’Eminem took a knee in the style of Colin Kaepernick. In 2016, the then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback began a series of demonstrations by kneeling during the pregame national anthem performance to protest racial violence in the United States.

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish of me to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people who get paid leave and get away with murder.”Kaepernick said in August 2016.

The NFL denies censorship

Prior to the Halftime Show broadcast, NFL representatives told The Post that players have been kneeling since 2016 without penalties, so musical talent would not be held to a different standard.

In accordance with Puck, the organizers also noted that Snoop Dogg was going to use it as possibly gang-related. The report also noted that Dr. Dre had a lot of trouble planning his set and felt “disgustingly censored.” According to the report, the league was uncomfortable with a letter in ‘Still D.R.E’(“I’m still not loving the police”), because he didn’t want this performance to be a “divisive culture war moment.”

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