Eminem kneels during Super Bowl halftime show
Eminem took a knee onstage after performing "Lose Yourself" during the final minutes of the Super Bowl LVI halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday.
The big picture: The rapper's actions were widely interpreted as a nod to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
- An NFL spokesperson said officials were aware that Eminem would kneel as they watched him doing so "during rehearsals this week," per the New York Times.
For the record: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige also gave electric performances during halftime.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from the NFL.