The much anticipated Super Bowl halftime show starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige is in serious jeopardy, according to reports. The reasoning behind the unsettling news is the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and a new county-wide mandate that stipulates visitors must present proof of vaccination or negative test results in order to gain access to some of the area's biggest attractions like Universal Studios and Six Flags.
As of now, the star-studded event is still scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 13th at SoFi Stadium, the city's newest sporting venue and one of the most exquisite buildings that an NFL franchise has ever constructed. The news of a possible cancellation is especially disheartening for the natives of Los Angeles County because a majority of the legendary recording artists who were slated to perform at the Pepsi halftime show are homegrown.
Reports also claim Dr. Dre could lose millions if the show is canceled because he's putting up most of the money to fund the halftime production. While the announcement has not been made official, Brian McCarthy, a spokesman from the NFL recently confirmed that the league office has already begun provisional discussions with representations from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas about securing the site as a backup plan for Super Bowl LVI.