Eminem Takes a Knee During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Sunday - 13/02/2022 23:12
The rap icon’s gesture, during a star-studded hip-hop show echoed Colin Kaepernick protests and came after two Los Angeles Rams players could be seen kneeling during the national anthem
Eminem takes a knee during the halftime show. PHOTO: MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS
Eminem takes a knee during the halftime show. PHOTO: MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Rap icon Eminem took a knee during the Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday, a gesture that echoed the protests launched by Colin Kaepernick against racial injustice that roiled the National Football League for years. 

Eminem’s gesture, midway through America’s most-watched television event, came at a particularly sensitive moment for the NFL after a recently fired coach sued the league and several teams over alleged racial discrimination in its hiring practices. 

The halftime show during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, which the Rams were leading 13-10featured an array of hip-hop acts. In addition to Eminem, legends such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar performed. 

After performing his song “Lose Yourself,” Eminem took an extended knee with his head bowed.  

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