Who is Fatima Robinson? Woman behind Super Bowl halftime dance moves choreographed for MJ

As viewers eagerly watched, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI. The thrilling game ended with a fourth save by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals did their best to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It was the first time that a team that hosted a league game also played the final game in its own stadium, making the Rams the home team.

Fans enjoyed one of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime shows in years. They were thrilled to see Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige perform. The artists joined a roster of popular musicians who have performed at Super Bowl halftime shows in the past, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Deaf rappers Warren “Wawa” Snipe and Sean Forbes are also set to perform. What many don’t know, however, is that the choreographer behind those epic Super Bowl dance moves is Fatima Robinson.

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Dr. Dre took to the pitch at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood alongside Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for a nearly 14-minute extravaganza that included some of the biggest rap hits of the past 30 years. The unannounced 50 Cent also showed up to do his indelible “In Da Club,” which Dre co-produced. 50 Cent began “In Da Club” while hanging upside down, then descended into what appeared to be a fake nightclub full of twirling women. Blige followed with the sultry “Family Affair” — another Dre hit — and “No More Drama,” which she ended with a growling R&B vocal. In Eminem’s segment of the show, he rapped a few lines from “Forgot About Dre,” before switching to “Lose Yourself,” his Oscar-winning confidence track, for which he was backed by a live band that included Anderson .Paak on drums. In a nod to Colin Kaepernick’s NFL protest several years ago, Eminem took a knee at the end of his set.

Who is Fatima Robinson?

Fatima Robinson, 50, is a dancer, music video director and choreographer. She has choreographed music videos for various artists, including Michael Jackson (“Remember the Time”), Aaliyah (“Rock The Boat”, “Hot Like Fire”, “Try Again”, “We Need A Resolution”, “Are You That Somebody’ and more), as well as Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) She won the 2002 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her work on Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” video.

Robinson reportedly moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was four years old. Her mother reportedly worked in a hair salon. Prior to his fame, Robinson choreographed for a play called “Radiant Baby” – a musical based on the life of artist Keith Haring. This premiered at the Public Theater in New York. A dancer, she also starred in Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” video and Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away” video.

Recently, Robinson produced “Taking the Stage: Changing America,” a concert that honored the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She’s also the woman behind The Weeknd’s 2016 Oscar performance of “Earned It.” Robinson worked as a segment producer and choreographer for “The Voice” from 2014 to 2016.