Rihanna is making headlines for the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show, and last year’s frontrunner, Dr. Dre, had some wise words for her.
Dre spoke with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 on Sunday, shortly after Rihanna’s news was announced. Apple Music was recently appointed as the official sponsor of the annual event.
Dre, who stood on the Super Bowl stage last year, said: “Oh my gosh.” “Let me tell you one thing, man. I actually just received word that Rihanna is going to do it, and I’m a huge Rihanna fan. I can’t wait to see what she does. “
“I just love her and what she does, and her frustrations, and the way she approaches her art and the whole nine. Awesome. She has a chance to really blow us away. I know we set very high standards,” he added.
His advice for the next Super Bowl Halftime star?
“Put the right people around you and have fun,” says Dre. “That’s basically it, make sure you have the right creators around you. She might want to look at some of the people we’ve been on our show with.”
The rapper admitted that his own epic performance at the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show – where he joined Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, plus surprise guests 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak – made him “extremely worried. “
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been this worried,” he said. “Not only that, I don’t know if I could ever look forward to a Monday morning more. So it’s all about being prepared and making sure you have the right people around you. All of these people support me, and everyone is extremely enthusiastic about the program. We had a good time, despite a lot of things and a lot of friends to depend on. You’re talking about at least 3,000 people you have to depend on to get this show right in 13 minutes. So it’s a lot of pressure, but at the same time it’s fun. When you’re done, you’ll get goosebumps. I get goosebumps, especially from the reaction we got from the show, and especially from being able to perform the show with all of my friends. “
Super Bowl LVII will take place on February 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
This year’s TV series will be produced by DPS, executive produced by Roc Nation and Jesse Collins and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Roc Nation will also act as strategic entertainment advisor for the live performance.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.