Best Tweets About Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show Starring Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar

dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Anderson .Paak played the Super Bowl Halftime Show tonight and caused an existential crisis among grand millennials on social media. The hip-hop legends played parts of their biggest hits, including Dre’s ‘California Love’, Lamar’s ‘maad city’ and Blige’s ‘Family Affair’. The show quickly ushered in one of the greatest halftime performances in recent memory, humiliating a number of 20- and 30-somethings watching at home, letting them hit them one by one, cheering for their childhood inspirations: Oh. These people are old. I am old.

Remember how our parents swooned over Prince and Paul McCartney when they stormed the Super Bowl stages? Friends, we are all closer to that AARP subscription than we thought just hours ago. Twitter had a lot of thoughts while watching tonight’s set:

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In other words: if you sing along tonight? Don’t worry – you can buy your retinol products here.

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While countless fans applauded the smashing production shared by icons of the ’90s and 2000s, few would deny that other beloved artists were sorely missed. Among them: Kendall Roy and SpongeBob SquarePants. Maybe next year…

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Sadly, though perhaps unsurprisingly, the performance — headlined by multiple black performers — provoked some racist reactions. Twitter responded in kind.

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In short, legends never die, although they apparently do get older. These legends also headlined the Super Bowl and graced the cover of ELLE (hello, Mary J.!), so exhale slowly. It’s not all downhill from here, 90s babes.

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