Dr. Dre Stands to Lose Millions if Super Bowl Halftime Show Is Canceled Amid COVID Surge
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While the February 13 highly-anticipated show will likely still go as planned, it is reported that the NFL is considering options for replacement venues for the game.

AceShowbiz - The possible cancellation of the Super Bowl Halftime Show will affect Dr. Dre financially. It's unveiled that the "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" rapper could lose millions of dollars if the highly-anticipated show is scrapped due to rising COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant concerns.

TMZ reported on Thursday, January 6 that the 56-year-old has put up most of the money to fund the big event himself. Although he has Event Cancellation Insurance in case things go south, it won't cover COVID-related stoppage.

On the reason why, COVID-19 is listed on a provision called the Communicable Disease Exemption. It means that the insurance policy will not cover Dr. Dre's possible losses.

However, the Super Bowl Halftime Show will likely still go as planned. The NFL reportedly is considering replacement venues for the game. While Dallas' AT&T Stadium was named as one of the options, an NFL spokesperson made it clear that the Super Bowl will take place in Los Angeles.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI halftime show is slated to be held on February 13 at L.A.'s SoFi Stadium. Aside from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will headline the show.

Excited for his gig, Dr. Dre gushed in a statement, "The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career." He added, "I'm grateful to Jay-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment."

Meanwhile, Todd Kaplan, vice president of marketing at Pepsi, said, "Artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution." He continued, "So to be able to bring them back to LA, where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip-hop has today."

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