Eminem takes a knee during halftime set, pays tribute to Kaepernick

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 08:50:53-05

(AP) — From a thrilling late touchdown drive that gave the Rams a 23-20 win over the Bengals, to Eminem taking a knee, Super Bowl LVI held many surprises.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar spit a fiery medley of their hits.

50 Cent also made a surprise upside-down entrance at the Super Bowl halftime show, performing his own hits as well.

As his rendition of “Lose Yourself” ended, Eminem took a knee and held his head in his hand in apparent tribute to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality during the 2016 season.

The NFL denied reports that it was attempting to stop Eminem from making the gesture.