Rapper Eminem took a knee Sunday evening during the Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
According to a report from Puck, the NFL was not happy with Eminem’s plans to kneel during his performance.
Eminem wanted to take a knee during halftime today. The NFL said no way. The backstage clash reveals a larger truth about how the league uses legal threats as image management. https://t.co/NsdVdpt4Fh
— Matthew Belloni (@MattBelloni) February 13, 2022
Eminem kneeled at the end of his show.
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) February 14, 2022
The NFL was reportedly ok with Eminem’s kneeling, according to the league’s spokesperson.
The part of the show were Eminem kneeled? Report stated it was against the wishes of the NFL.
However, NFL spokesman Brian McCarhy told me that report is false. The NFL watched every rehearsal this week and that element was included.
Just passing along.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 14, 2022