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Why was Jay-Z given the power to select the Super Bowl entertainment

And will there ever be another non-soul, non-rap and non-hip-hop Super Bowl halftime show as long as he’s in charge? I doubt we’ll be seeing any white headliners anytime soon

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by Anonymousreply 27February 12, 2024 2:16 AM

Is he also responsible for the singing of the " Black National Anthem" ? I thought the country only had one national anthem. Are white people allowed to kneel in protest?

by Anonymousreply 1February 10, 2024 1:58 PM

So the owners wouldn’t have to sign Colin Kaepernick to any team.

by Anonymousreply 2February 10, 2024 2:03 PM

The half-time show used to be a thing people watched. Now, no one does mainly because no one knows who the performers are. Bob and Betty Lou Boring in Flyoverland don't listen to hip hop and rap. Now, half-time is bathroom and smoke breaks. I can't remember a party where anyone watched it and if they do its to say "wtf is that" and criticize.

by Anonymousreply 3February 10, 2024 2:18 PM

[quote]Bob and Betty Lou Boring in Flyoverland don't listen to hip hop and rap.

Only enlightened, sophisticated citizens of the coasts love hip hop and rap, the music of choice amongst the sophisticates. I'm sure the parties in Malibu and The Hamptons stopped cold to let the partygoers crowd around the television to enjoy Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg. Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.

by Anonymousreply 4February 10, 2024 3:01 PM

So, I guess the people of Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Birmingham, and St. Louis have no idea who the rappers and hip hoppers are, R3?

by Anonymousreply 5February 10, 2024 3:05 PM

Build your own Roc Nation and book your own guests. Until then STFU.

by Anonymousreply 6February 10, 2024 4:32 PM

Who the fuck wants to watch anyway?

by Anonymousreply 7February 10, 2024 4:55 PM

The show should be someone everyone likes and music that has a crossover appeal. Actually, better yet, do away with it.

by Anonymousreply 8February 10, 2024 5:01 PM

[quote]... don't listen to hip hop and rap.

It's boring, tedious, repetitive, old and performed by no-talents.

by Anonymousreply 9February 10, 2024 5:04 PM

[quote] Bob and Betty Lou Boring in Flyoverland don't listen to hip hop and rap.

The half-time performer is USHER, an R&B superstar singer who has been recording for nearly 30 years. Unless Bob and Betty Lou are 85 or over they likely know Usher and his hit music from 25 years ago. But if they are 85 and over remind them that Perry Como is dead.

by Anonymousreply 10February 10, 2024 5:08 PM

Exactly, R2.

by Anonymousreply 11February 10, 2024 5:08 PM

R10, I'm 60 and not flyover and don't have a clue what he sings. The name is familiar but if you don't listen to the genre then, no, no one will know. I don't know what Como sang either.

by Anonymousreply 12February 10, 2024 5:20 PM

Usher was huge in the early 00s. As big as anyone. But he hasn't been relevant in a long time. He's a bit of an odd choice in 2024.

I wonder if the big time rising pop stars like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, etc., are not being asked or just don't want to do it? They seem the exact right choice as they'd get younger viewers (presumably).

Now that I think about it, Taylor has never done it. Which is somewhat shocking. I assume even Jay Z would have to let her perform if she wanted?

by Anonymousreply 13February 10, 2024 5:31 PM

Swift is on a list of those who have turned it down.

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by Anonymousreply 14February 10, 2024 5:41 PM

Pssst - they only get performers on their way down

by Anonymousreply 15February 10, 2024 5:58 PM

They basically paid him to tell Black people to stop kneeling for the anthem.

by Anonymousreply 16February 10, 2024 6:36 PM

This song has almost 1 billion views just on YouTube...

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by Anonymousreply 17February 10, 2024 11:39 PM

R12, do you know the music of Justin Timberlake? Or Justin Bieber?

by Anonymousreply 18February 10, 2024 11:40 PM

Other than Prince- who performed “Purple Rain” in a torrential downpour with a smile on his face-who has truly put on an amazing halftime show?

by Anonymousreply 19February 10, 2024 11:43 PM

Up With People, R19.

by Anonymousreply 20February 11, 2024 12:04 AM

I know the names but, shit, no. Not my genre.

by Anonymousreply 21February 11, 2024 12:29 AM

R19, Bruno Mars was damned good, too. I think Prince was the best, but Bruno was a close second.

by Anonymousreply 22February 11, 2024 2:36 AM

[quote]Other than Prince- who performed “Purple Rain” in a torrential downpour with a smile on his face-who has truly put on an amazing halftime show?

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by Anonymousreply 23February 11, 2024 2:46 AM

Bruno, Beyonce and Chris MArtin from Coldplay did ahalf time show together. It was lit!

by Anonymousreply 24February 11, 2024 3:02 AM

Madonna is still the queen of the SB Halftime...until somebody does it better. That was a cool spectacle what she did.

by Anonymousreply 25February 12, 2024 12:28 AM

I was watching the commercial with the little African boy running with a football, and the NFL talking about how they are bringing football all over the world and recruiting "to help young boys realize their football dreams..." Which is bullshit. Football ought to banned and recruiting internationally is just trying to increase the audience for a dying sport. Soccer is ascendant. Fuck Football.

by Anonymousreply 26February 12, 2024 2:14 AM

A dying sport…?

by Anonymousreply 27February 12, 2024 2:16 AM
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