Super Bowl LIV halftime show will be a great one.
When the halftime performance of Super Bowl LIV takes place on February 2, the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige will perform, and they’re offering a rapper from Detroit a very rare chance to join them on stage.
A deaf rapper from Detroit, Michigan named Sean Forbes will perform at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show, according to a report published on Friday by the Detroit Free Press. According to the source, the National Football League approached Forbes, who was unaware of the situation and requested him to perform at the Hip Hop-themed event.
Forbes will be singing sign-language interpretations of the headliners’ music with another deaf rapper called Warren (WaWa) Snipe, who will also be doing sign-language interpretations of the headliners’ music. It will be the first time in NFL history that sign-language performances will be included in their halftime show, and fans may watch it live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on their smartphones.
Forbes will be playing at the Super Bowl for the first time in his professional career, although WaWa has previously done so in the past. The previous year, he performed with Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church in a version of the national anthem and the song “America the Beautiful.” According to WaWa, the most important aspect of performing in sign language is to experience the music.