Post-Blige, Lamar performed his hit “Alright”—the protest song of the Black Lives Matter Movement—surrounded by dancers wearing sashes that said, “Dre Day,” an homage to Dr. Dre’s landmark album The Chronic. He was followed by Eminem who delivered his iconic song, “Lose Yourself.” Em also took a note from Colin Kaepernick’s book and knelt alongside Dre, who played some notes of his song “Still Dre” on the piano. The performance closed with the artists all gathering together.


In its entirety, this show was easily one of the best the Super Bowl has seen in recent history, seated up in the top five of all time with The Weeknd’s performance last year and Prince’s rain-soaked magnum opus in 2007. Cheers to everyone involved tonight, but mostly Blige and her perfect ferocity.