Will JAY-Z ever perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl? That question was posed to the man responsible for lining up the talent for the NFL’s yearly halftime performance for the NFL championship. Although he hasn’t headlined the widely-watched event yet, he doesn’t rule out that he would grace the stage as the main performer sometime in the future according to Entertainment Tonight.
In a deal with the NFL, JAY-Z’s Roc Nation is solely responsible for booking talent for the iconic Super Bowl Halftime Performance. In 2020, Latina powerhouses Jennifer Lopez and Shakira graced the football field while The Weeknd took to the stage in 2021. In a masterful performance that brought together some of Hip-Hop’s biggest superstars, Dr. Dre took the lead when he brought Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson. Paak the next year in 2022. The very pregnant Rihanna shocked the world when she showed her baby bump while performing in front of a worldwide audience in 2023.
This year, one of the greatest crooners and performers of our time, Usher Raymond will command the area around the 50th-yard line this year and at the premiere of the movie, The Book of Clarence, Entertainment Tonight caught up to “The Streets Is Watching” lyricist to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Performance of Usher who also has an upcoming album and tour dropping after he leaves the stage at the football game.
“I think that he’s going to take his rightful place,” JAY-Z said when approached by the media outlet. “He’s one of the greatest performers we’ve seen in our time and I think he’ll take his rightful place.”
But, the million dollar question is, will Shawn Corey Carter (JAY-Z’s ‘government’ name) ever perform on a Sunday in February when the Super Bowl is usually played?
He slyly stated, “I don’t know. I thought it would be selfish to pick myself too early,” but, would he ever step onto the coveted football field? “Maybe one year,” he replied.