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Dr Dre reacts to Rihanna Halftime news, shares advice, and reflects on performing last year

Last year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer Dr Dre joined Ebro Darden live yesterday on Apple Music 1 following the announcement that Rihanna will headline the first Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show. Dre shared his reaction to the news, why he’s excited about Rihanna’s performance, and shares advice as she prepares to take music’s biggest stage.

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Dr Dre on the news of Rihanna headlining the first Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Oh, my God. Let me tell you something, man. I actually just got the news that Rihanna’s going to do it, and I’m a super fan of Rihanna. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do.

Dr Dre on why he’s excited about Rihanna’s Halftime Performance

I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It’s fantastic. She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high.

Dr Dre shares his advice for Rihanna as she prepares to take the stage

Put the right people around you, and have fun. That’s basically what it is, making sure you have the right creative people around you. She might want to look into some of the people that we used to do our show.


Dr Dre reflects on performing at last year’s Halftime Show

…it made me extremely nervous. I don’t know if I’ve ever been that nervous before. Not only that, I don’t know if I’ve ever looked more forward to a Monday morning. So it’s the preparation and making sure you have the right people around you. All of these people came through for me, and everybody was extremely enthusiastic about the show. We had a good time, although it’s a lot of things and a lot of people you have to depend on. You’re talking about at least 3,000 people that you have to depend on to get this show right for 13 minutes. So it is an extreme amount of pressure, but it’s fun at the same time. When it’s done, it’s like goosebumps, bro. I got goosebumps, especially from the reaction that we got from the show, and especially being able to do the show with all of my friends.

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