Eazy-E’s daughter, Ebie, has spoken about Dr Dre’s upcoming performance at the Superbowl and said that her late father deserves a shout-out.
E was a founding member of N.W.A. alongside Dre but tragically passed away in 1995 from AIDS-induced pneumonia just a month after his diagnosis. Now, his daughter has told TMZ about her wishes for E’s legacy to play a small role in Dre’s hugely hyped halftime show.
Dre has curated the line-up, with the rapper performing alongside Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. The former N.W.A. man announced the event by tweeting, “I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime Show. This will introduce the next saga of my career… Bigger and Better than Ever!!!”
Ebie has said she’s not expecting a full-blown tribute to her father, as the set is only around 20 minutes long, but said that even saying, “R.I.P Eazy E” would mean the world to her.
Furthermore, fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar, who will perform alongside Dre, once said, “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Eazy.”
Meanwhile, Todd Kaplan, Pepsi’s VP of marketing, said, “Artists like Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution, 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.”