Could Eminem Join Rihanna In The 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Written By Drew Ellis on February 2, 2023 - Last Updated on February 10, 2023
Super Bowl Halftime Show. Rihanna, Eminem.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is often an anticipated part of the annual NFL season finale.

Last year, Michigan had a point of pride as Eminem was among the group of performers during the Halftime Show.

This year, as you take a break from tracking the Super Bowl odds you bet on, Rihanna will take the stage in Glendale, Az.

But, Eminem is no stranger to Rihanna.

Could we possibly see a cameo appearance from Slim Shady during the Halftime Show?

Rihanna to perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rihanna was the selection for the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show.

She follows last year’s show, which featured Eminem alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Anderson .Paak, and Kendrick Lamar.

This will be Rihanna’s debut at the Halftime Show. She joins the likes of Diana Ross, Madonna, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga as the only female solo artists to be selected to perform the Halftime Show.

Over her career, Rihanna has amassed 14 No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has had 31 different songs land in the top 10.

Will Eminem perform with Rihanna at the Super Bowl?

No other musicians are currently slated to perform with Rihanna during the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

However, surprise cameos are typically part of the show.

Other than Jay-Z, there may be no other artist more connected to Rihanna than Eminem.

The two have collaborated for four songs in their career:

  • Love the Way You Lie – 2010
  • Love the Way You Lie (Part II) – 2010
  • Numb – 2012
  • The Monster – 2013

Both “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster” landed as a No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2014, the two came together for a six-show tour, called “The Monster Tour.”

They performed two shows each at the Rose Bowl, MetLife Stadium and Comerica Park in Detroit.

These two clearly have a musical connection and also have experience performing together live on a big stage.

Eminem could make Super Bowl Halftime Show history

Should Eminem make an appearance during the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, he would put himself in some elite company.

Last year, Eminem performed “Lose Yourself” as part of the collaborative show.

Only seven artists have appeared in more than one Super Bowl Halftime Show in its history.

Here’s a look at the company Eminem would be keeping:

  • Gloria Estefan: 1992, 1995, 1999
  • Justin Timberlake: 2001, 2004, 2018
  • Stevie Wonder: 1994, 1999
  • Mary J. Blige: 2001, 2022
  • Nelly: 2001, 2004
  • Bruno Mars: 2014, 2016
  • Beyonce: 2013, 2016

Eminem would be the first performer to appear in consecutive Super Bowl Halftime Shows. That would be a nice feather in the cap for Eminem, as well as Michigan.

Who will make a cameo in the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Perhaps due to his appearance last year, Eminem will be sitting out this year’s Halftime Show.

If Slim Shady doesn’t appear, who are some of the options we could see perform with Rihanna.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z has played a big part in Rihanna’s career, especially in the early days. He was CEO of Def Jam when Rihanna signed with the label and got her off and running from there. The two have collaborated on a number of hit songs like “Umbrella,” “Run This Town,” and “Talk That Talk.” Jay-Z has never performed on a Halftime Show, but has produced many with Roc Nation.

Drake

Another popular artist that has produced a lot of hits with Rihanna. The two have some of her biggest hits with “What’s My Name” and “Take Care.” Drake is one of the most recognized artists in the world and has never appeared in a Super Bowl Halftime Show. It would make sense for this to be his first.

Kanye West

Yeah … I don’t think so.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of PlayILottery.com. He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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