“I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime Show,” Dre wrote on Instagram. “This will introduce the next saga of my career… Bigger and Better than Ever!!!”
The event is set to take place on February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, less than 15 miles from Compton, where Eazy-E grew up. The late rapper’s daughter Ebie, who feels her father would probably have been part of the Halftime Show lineup if he were alive tells TMZ she’s hoping Dr. Dre gives him a shout-out during the performance because it will be a monumental moment for the culture.
Ebie says Eazy-E helped revolutionize gangsta rap when he created N.W.A. with Dr. Dre, which paved the way for so many other rappers including Kendrick Lamar. For that reason Ebie believes her father deserves some sort of acknowledgment for his contributions.
With potentially 100 million viewers watching, Ebie says a quick “RIP Eazy-E” during the halftime show would mean the world to her.
Dr. Dre and Eazy-E had a falling out that culminated with Dre leaving the group. They eventually hugged it out before Eazy died in 1995 due to complications from HIV/AIDS.