The Grammy-winning 15-time Grammy nominee sat down on Sunday night and held his head while performing "Lose Yourself." It was a gesture to free-agent quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick. He led protests during the 2016 national anthem to draw attention to police brutality, racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick has claimed he was kept off the field by the protests.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been granted free agency. Other players have taken a knee during national anthem. Former President Trump criticized the players in 2017, saying that they "ruin the game".
After the murder of George Floyd and the racial injustice protests across the country, four NBA coaches and players kneeled during the National Anthem in the first set in the 2020-21 Season.
Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesperson, stated to CBS News that they knew that rapper would kneel during Sunday's match. He was disputing a report from the league that he had been told not to.
McCarthy stated that McCarthy and McCarthy had seen all parts of the show in multiple rehearsals this week, and that Eminem was likely to do so. This was not a concern. "A coach or player could have taken a knee today, and there wouldn't have been any problem."
Halftime was filled with stars, including 90s icons like Snoop Dogg and Eminem as well as Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, and Dr. Dre. According to the Los Angeles Times the show was a productof Jay-Z's high-profile deal with the NFL.
After a late-game touchdown, the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.