Dr. Dre had big plans for this year’s Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige joining the legendary producer for the spectacle inside SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on February 13.
However, the show looks to be running into a roadblock with the COVID Omicron variant running rampant in L.A.
On Thursday (January 6), TMZ reported the Super Bowl Halftime Show may be canceled thanks to the resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. If the plug is pulled, Dr. Dre stands to lose millions of dollars as he’s putting up most of the money to fund the big event himself.
According to TMZ, Dre has Event Cancellation Insurance to cover any misfortune that would stop the show, but there’s no coverage for COVID-related stoppage. That’s because COVID-19 is listed on a provision called the Communicable Disease Exemption, meaning the insurance policy won’t cover his losses.
Dr. Dre could lose millions if COVID somehow kills the Super Bowl halftime show. https://t.co/kdzNLe4xIt
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 6, 2022
There’s a good chance Super Bowl LVI will kick off as planned, with or without the halftime show. The NFL wants fans in seats for the big event, and if the Omicron variant threatens those plans, the whole spectacle could be moved to the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Snoop Dogg recently spoke about the halftime show during his appearance on Eli and Peyton Manning’s Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN. The West Coast legend explained how excited he is to be a part of such a history-making moment.
“We so thankful that the NFL is accepting Hip Hop on stage and letting us do what we do,” Snoop said. “We plan on putting together a great show to give the people something that they been waiting on.”
He added, “You know, they love to watch a Super Bowl game but at the same time at halftime, we be loving to see who’s going to perform. So we’re going to give you the greatest performance you’ve ever seen Hip Hop history.”