Rumors are swirling that the heavily West Coast hip-hop-influenced 2022 Super Bowl halftime show may feature an appearance from a Tupac Shakur hologram.
All eyes will be on the Super Bowl halftime show tonight (February 13), at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. The big set is expected to feature performances from Dr Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Bligé. Recently, there has been speculation that a Tupac hologram will also make an appearance. First reported by The sun On Tuesday (February 9), there would be a planned secret segment which will be highlighted by a 3D image of ‘Pac performing “California Love”. The appearance of a hologram of Tupac would be timely and appropriate. Today marks the 26th anniversary of the rap legend’s fourth solo studio album, All eyes on me.
There are signs that the report has legs. Sway Calloway was asked about “the hologram” during a recent interview and kept his mouth shut, literally. You can even place a bet that Tupac’s hologram will make an appearance at halftime as a prop bet.
Access Online recently asked NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal about the possibility of seeing ‘Pac appear on stage. “If technology is something like [the Michael Jackson hologram in Las Vegas], it’s going to be awesome. It really is,” Shaq said.
The Tupac hologram debuted at the 2012 Coachella Festvial, alongside Snoop and Dre. Created by Academy Award-winning studio Digital Domain, the ‘Pac hologram won the Cannes Lions Titanitum Award at the 59th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France a few months later.
Since the debut of the Tupac hologram, several other rappers have been turned into holograms, including Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and Chief Keef. In 2020, a Pop Smoke hologram makes an appearance during a show in Paris.
See the folks talking about the possibility of a Tupac Shakur hologram at Super Bowl halftime below.