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Lizzo should be allowed back. She's family entertainment for the Super Bowl.

Honestly, Lizzo is currently my favorite artist since Jabba the Hutt retired.


Lizzo should only be first of vulgar rappers dropp

ed from Super Bowl halftime consideration

By Phil Mushnick, NY Post

August 19, 2023


Devastating news: Lizzo, the dangerously obese female rapper who checks most of the genre’s requisite boxes — from vulgar, N-word lyrics to sexually explicit, dumpster-scooped rhyming — has reportedly been removed from consideration to be a halftime performer at Super Bowl LVIII this coming February.



She has been deemed unacceptable to the NFL following claims that she sexually harassed and abused members of her on-stage female backup crew. She apparently no longer passes the socially acceptable smell test, unlike past Super Bowl halftime crotch-grabbers and profane N-word-spewers, as per Roger Goodell’s standards.


Last Super Bowl, Goodell invited Rihanna to headline halftime. She fulfilled her tacit terms of entertaining America’s annual largest TV audience by toying with her crotch, then smelling her fingers.


Previously, Snoop Dogg met with Goodell’s sense of what American audiences deserve at halftime of the NFL’s championship game, despite — or maybe because of — Snoop Dogg’s X-rated act, countless arrests and production of porn videos.


Goodell is such a mixed-messages phony that he refused to recite even the titles to Snoop Dogg’s songs, thus indicating that Snoop Dogg is inappropriate for him, the NFL commissioner, but perfect for the rest of America.


Nearly all of Goodell’s chosen Super Bowl performers have the same “artistry” in common: In spite of Goodell’s field-surrounding virtue-messaging to rid society of racism, the performers promote, perpetuate and proliferate the most negative, stuck-in-reverse stigmas of black America.


‘Rhapsody In Blue’ the perfect remedy to restore Super Bowl halftime show’s class

And Goodell is confident — for good reason — that the mainstream media will give him a pass, as it’s far safer to pander to the low than risk being called racist by those who refuse to deal with conspicuous truths.


Last year at this time and in this space, I made a suggestion to Goodell as the Super Bowl halftime was in its planning stage: A glamorous, full philharmonic playing of George Gershwin’s stirring and sustaining American classic, “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Its mood-jumping melodies and piano interludes are so riveting and embrace so many rhythms — from sentimental to urban jazz to ragtime to a full orchestral with a rising and gripping accent on classical — that for years it has stood as the theme music of United Airlines, as it’s equal parts adventuresome, exciting and soothing.


It’s the work of an American music genius, the son of Russian immigrants, who composed “Rhapsody in Blue” at the age of 26. Gershwin would die of brain disease at 38 in 1937. At 10-12 minutes in length, depending on the conductor, “Rhapsody” would perfectly fit into a halftime slot.


And with Lizzo apparently out — though plenty of other coarse rappers from whom to choose despite the daily arrests or murders of so many rappers and “aspiring rappers” — perhaps there’s an open slot.


It would also represent a needed contradiction of what Goodell clearly regards as popular music. “Rhapsody” is not only popular, it exudes what Goodell’s NFL reign seems to assiduously avoid: class.



There’s more historical context to consider. In 1943, Germany occupied Denmark. State radio, controlled by the Nazis, offered daily accounts of the Wehrmacht’s glorious but exaggerated or fabricated triumphs. But from a free offshore Danish radio station, broadcasts would be followed by an unofficial, sarcastic insert, the song “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” the 1935 opera lamenting impoverished black America, with songs by Gershwin, his brother, Ira, and DuBose Heyward.


Would the NFL stoop so low as to devote a Super Bowl halftime to something better? To “Rhapsody in Blue” on its 100th anniversary? If it’s a prop bet offered by one of the NFL’s contracted fan-suckering gambling operations, it’s an extreme long shot.


After all, there’s another song from “Porgy and Bess.” It’s titled “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’. ”

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