They told Dr. Dre he couldn’t sing the lyric “still not lovin police.”
— Chuck (Taylor’s Version) (@Jamie_Maz) February 14, 2022
According to a report from Puck’s Eriq Gardner, the NFL went back and forth with Dr. Dre about some of his lyrics he was planning on performing during the halftime show, including the police line in “Still D.R.E.”
The NFL also reportedly told Eminem he was not allowed to kneel in a nod to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the show, according to Puck. NFL representatives then told the New York Post that the report was false, adding that the league’s players have been allowed to kneel since 2016.
Eminem taking a knee for Kaepernick? pic.twitter.com/T4p3vOHBUC
— The Recount (@therecount) February 14, 2022