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The Weeknd Reveals Details About Super Bowl 2021 Halftime Show

The Weeknd Reveals Details About Super Bowl 2021 Halftime Show

The Weeknd is answering questions!

The After Hours star spoke about his upcoming headlining halftime performance at Super Bowl LV during a press conference on Thursday (February 4) just ahead of the big game.

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“Due to COVID and for the safety of the players and workers, we kind of built the stage within the stadium. We’re also using the field as well, but we wanted to do something that we’ve never done before. But I’m not gonna tell you anything else because you’ll have to watch on Sunday,” he teased.

He also revealed his favorite past Super Bowl performance.

“I don’t know what technically is the greatest, but my favorite is Diana Ross from 1996, have you seen that one? She’s just so glamorous and the show just makes me smile. And she has a great exit with the helicopter — it lands in the middle of the field, she grabs onto it and flies off into the clouds, it’s like…I wish I could have done that, I wish I’d thought of it. Although I don’t think I have enough money to do it!” he said.

Diana Ross is my favorite performance so I watched her over and over again. I loved Prince’s obviously, Michael Jackson, Beyonce —they’re all amazing, but Diana is definitely my favorite.”

The Weeknd also said he is incorporating the Super Bowl location of Tampa.

“We’re incorporating a little bit, but again you’ll have to watch on Sunday…the crowd here is insane — they don’t sing the lyrics back, they scream them back at you. It’s such an experience, I love Tampa. I feel at home.”

He also said that he would not be incorporating the more violent themes of his latest studio album’s visuals.

“I definitely want to be respectful to the viewers at home. I will still incorporate some of the storyline [from the videos] — it’s a very cohesive story I’m telling throughout this year, so the story will continue, but we definitely will keep it PG-[rated] for the families. I’ll do my best,” he said.

When asked if he would be speaking out about social injustice and Black Lives Matter, he said: “You’re gonna have to see on Sunday. But I don’t like to spoon-feed the audience, hopefully they can come up with some of their own theories and conclusions for what the show is saying and the story I’m telling with the performance.”

Another performer also opened up about their performance happening during the Super Bowl. Find out what they said!

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