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If Eazy-E gets a shout-out during the Super Bowl Halftime Show in L.A. it will be a touching and monumental tribute … so says the late rapper’s daughter.
Ebie tells TMZ … she’s ecstatic about the entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, less than 15 miles from Compton, where Eazy-E grew up and formed N.W.A. with Halftime Show headliner, Dr. Dre.
Ebie, who feels her father would probably have been part of the Halftime Show lineup if he were alive, says Eazy-E would be proud because he would see an extension of himself on that stage in Compton icons Dre and Kendrick Lamar.
For that reason, she’d love for there to be some kind of acknowledgment of her father during the performance. She says Eazy-E, once the leader of N.W.A., broke barriers and revolutionized gangsta rap … paving the way for so many other rappers.
Kendrick certainly agrees with that sentiment — he once penned a tribute to Eazy-E in 2015 saying, “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Eazy.”
Dre and Eazy, of course, had a falling out that culminated with Dre leaving the group and going solo. They later mended the childhood friendship to the point of reuniting N.W.A. but, sadly, Eazy-E died soon after in 1995 due to complications from HIV/AIDS.
Ebie knows the Halftime Show is not long …. especially trying to fit 5 huge stars in a roughly 20-minute slot. That being said, she hopes a simple shout-out — even a “RIP Eazy-E” — would mean the world to her.
She says with potentially 100 million viewers watching the highly-anticipated show, she hopes a shout-out will underscore her father’s contributions to the culture and keep his name alive in the city where gangsta rap was born.