The Super Bowl halftime show this year was truly one that had lots of rap fans glued to their TV.
It featured Dr. Dre as the headliner but he brought out Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak and they left fans wanting them to forget about the game and perform more.
We knew that everyone but 50 Cent would be joining him and a couple of weeks before it was announced that there was going to be a surprise guest. That turned out to be 50 and it almost didn’t happen.
According to 50, Jay Z, who is in charge of finding the performers for the Super Bowl halftime show, didn’t want him. 50 went to IG to talk about it. There were reports that Eminem, who Dre really wanted, wouldn’t perform if 50 wasn’t there too.
On IG 50 commented on the situation as only he could and Jay probably won’t want 50 performing at anything that has to do with him for a long while. 50 and Jay have had a simmering beef for years.
50 told MTV news: “We don’t have those kinds of relationships. These people are people I associate with. We are in the same business. We are not necessarily friends. We don’t call each other for no reason.
“It’s not like we have something against each other to make us enemies. Me and Jay will use each other. Repeatedly. For energy.”
50 and Jay-Z were involved in a rap ‘beef’ with each other in early 2009, but while neither has said anything publicly to settle their differences, they met backstage when Jay-Z played a huge concert with 50’s mentor, Eminem, at Detroit’s Comerica Park last year, although 50 refuses to say what happened between them.
He said: “We got a chance to kick it for a minute. I know people were interested in what that conversation was like. But they can ask Jay-Z.
“I take people’s actions as if it’s genuinely how they feel. I can only use what I saw you do as if that’s what you meant.
“I can’t understand what your motivation was prior to that.
“I had a conversation with P.Diddy the night before Jay. He gave me a whole new perspective on his actions. We created a little clarity out there.”
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