As the Los Angeles Rams went head to head with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Super Bowl LVI, the Gen Xers and Millennials went into battle online over which generation claimed the Halftime show.
On Sunday, the Rams defeated the Bengals 23-20–thanks to players Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald–and the LA team subsequently won their first title in 22 years with their victorious comeback.
But things got heated between the two generations about this year's Halftime performance when NBC News tweeted about the event that featured iconic performances from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and 50 Cent.
The network tweeted:
“Super Bowl Halftime Show taps into millennial nostalgia.”
Millennials–the members of Americans commonly known as Generation Y or Gen Z, who were born between 1981 and 1996–couldn't agree more about owning this year's Halftime spectacle.
However, the Gen Xers–who were born between 1965 and 1980–found NBC's declaration highly debatable and claimed the 2022 Halftime show represented them the best.
Both generations had a valid argument.
With the exception of Lamar, all of the key performers were Gen Xers, while it was the Millennials who grew up with the songs that were performed in the show.
The gloves were off in a spirited, intergenerational debate on Twitter–with many Gen Xers putting Millennials back in the sandbox.
This year's Halftime show was the third collaboration between the NFL and Roc Nation–the entertainment agency founded by rapper and record executive JAY-Z in 2008.