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Black Eyed Peas Bring Hip-Hop Back To The Super Bowl

(AllHipHop News) Rap group Black Eyed Peas have been confirmed as this year’s halftime entertainment for Super Bowl XLV, in an attempt to update the halftime game’s image. The Peas’ performance on February 6th at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, is the first time an urban/Hip-Hop group has played during the Super Bowl’s halftime show since 2004. While rap artists like Nelly, Kid Rock and Diddy performed, scandal erupted when R&B singers Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s shirt open and exposed her bare breast, causing what was later dubbed “nipple gate.”The stunt caused nationwide outrage and in the ensuing aftermath, CBS was fined $500,000. According to the Dallas Morning News, The Super Bowl is the biggest concert of the year, drawing over $107 million viewers. The NFL has been criticized over the years for the choice of performances during the Super Bowl’s after “nipple gate,” which included artists like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. The Black Eyed Peas’ new album The Beginning is due in stores November 30th.

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