Dr. Dre Would Lose Millions If Super Bowl Halftime Performance Canceled Due To COVID

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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.

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.


Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Would make sense since all these stars say they care about the well-being of predominantly black cities.

    Wait what? Where did that come from? Man, you trying waaaaaayyyy to hard. Aren’t you a black man? Nevermind ….. Carlton being Carlton…….. Light Whitlock

  2. Far be for me to tell others how to act but. When encountering trolls on the Internet being overtly obscenely provocative in order to attract attention … Totally ignoring them denies them that objective.
    When a fish rises to the bait … it gets itself hooked. … just sayin.

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