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This year’s Super Bowl halftime show is expected to be one of the greatest ever. Dr. Dre will be the lead performer with featured appearances from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. TMZ says Dre fronted most the investment to pull this show off, and if the show is canceled because of COVID, he’ll lose all that dough.
And we know what you’re thinking. What about insurance? Shouldn’t it cover the losses? Well, a provision called Communicable Disease Exemption that’s been around since SARS nullifies any insurance policy Dre has on the show. Oof.
Dr. Dre lost enough in his divorce settlement. The last thing he needs is to get screwed over by foolish California protocols.
NFL May Cancel Dr. Dre's Super Bowl Halftime Show Due to COVID Mandate https://t.co/NZ44BIRRDV
— DJ Vlad – VladTV.com (@djvlad) January 6, 2022
The good news is that the show is expected to go on considering last year’s show went down without a crowd. Sure, the show looked stupid playing with no atmosphere, but chances are high Dre wants the show to happen, with or without fanfare. And who could blame him? We’re all going to watch this show regardless, even if those corporate seats sit empty.
Omicron, at least according to scientists (whatever that’s worth), should peak in late January. The Super Bowl kicks off February 13, so it’s obviously not ideal timing there. Of course if it were up to smart governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis, Dre wouldn’t have to sweat over a common cold spreading to the city.
Perhaps Dre can ditch all the shenanigans and 86 the show for a more reliable venue in, say, Atlanta to make up for losing the All-Star Game? Would make sense since all these stars say they care about the well-being of predominantly black cities.