The Super Bowl has a way of bringing people together. Last year’s showdown between the Patriots and Seahawks was seen by more tha 114 million people, which made it the most watched television show in U.S. history.
Naturally, the Super Bowl is also a magnet for celebrities, who, like moths, are naturally drawn to bright lights. Some show up just to take in the game, while others have jobs to do – someone’s gotta host that unofficial pregame party sponsored by a premium vodka brand – and Super Bowl 50 is no exception. It seems like just about every famous person in America is headed to San Francisco (er, Santa Clara) this weekend, and almost all of them will be taking pictures while they’re there.
So we’ve compiled a list of the 10 celebrities you need to follow on Instagram ahead of Super Sunday. From 50 Cent to Guy Fieri, these are the folks we’ll be keeping close tabs on this weekend. And you should too; after all, you wouldn’t want to get bored during all the TV timeouts.
50 Cent (@50Cent)
What would Super Bowl 50 be without Fiddy? Not to mention he has a way of making news at major sporting events, because who can forget when he awkwardly tried to kiss Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews at Daytona 500? Look for that trend to continue this weekend, when he co-hosts a Super Bowl soiree with Chris-freaking-Brown.
Erin Andrews (@erinandrews)
For a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on with the Super Bowl, Andrews is one to follow. And even though CBS (not Fox) is hosting Super Bowl 50, you’ll see her at some point playing the role of a coach in a Victoria’s Secret commercial, and she’s also the emcee for “The Players Super Bowl Tailgate,” but more on that later. Time will tell if she has another awkward run-in with 50 Cent.
Snoop Dogg (@snoopdogg)
Snoop has been making the rounds during Super Bowl week as a correspondent for The Rich Eisen Show, but that’s not the only reason you should follow him. Even though his beloved Steelers aren’t in the Big Game, he might still treat us to one of his profanity-laced tirades. Maybe he’ll touch on Cam Newton’s celebrations or issue a response to the Broncos trolling him after the Steelers lost. Whatever it is, you’ll want to stay tuned. Oh, also, he’ll definitely be baked.
They’re performing at halftime, and while we’ll have to wait and see if Coldplay has a Left Shark moment – “It’s a difficult question to answer,” lead singer Chris Martin said. “You’re saying which part of our show we’ll fuck up terribly.” – but they’re still worth a follow, especially since they’re reportedly sharing the stage with Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. Or if they decide to just start posting more photos of hats.
Queen Bey hasn’t posted on Instagram in 10 weeks, but the Super Bowl is a good opportunity for her to break her silence. She’ll also make an appearance during the halftime show with Coldplay, so we can only assume she’ll post something artsy, whether it’s of her outfit or a candid with some high-profile celebrity. Either way, she has a way of leaving her mark when the world is watching, so you know what to do.
If you didn’t know, Future and Cam Newton are buddies. Newton was seen dabbing onstage with Future during a concert in Charlotte, and hung with Future and Jeezy before the NFC championship. If the Panthers win, there’s a pretty good chance Cam will let him hold the Lombardi trophy, too. Or at least pop a few bottles of Dirty Sprite.
Odell Beckham Jr. (@iam_objxiii)
The last time OBJ and the Panthers were in the same place, a lot of shit went down. Beckham wasn’t shy about throwing shade at the Panthers, either, when the Falcons handed them their only loss of the season. That makes for a recipe of expert trolling if the Broncos pull off the upset and send the Panthers back to Carolina without the Lombardi trophy in tow, especially if Josh Norman gets burned for a touchdown.
Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)
Like Erin Andrews, you’ll see Williams starring in a commercial during the Super Bowl, as she’s teamed up with celebrities like Abby Wambach and Tony Hawk to “defy labels” with Mini. Whether it’s being the voice of reason or kicking someone’s ass for stealing her phone, though, Williams has a way of motivating folks to be better. You won’t regret letting her into your life through the wonders of Instagram, and the Super Bowl is good opportunity to make that happen.
Guy Fieri (@guyfieri)
The Mayor of Flavortown is also in charge of “The Players Super Bowl Tailgate” where fans can shell out $700 to dine on his, uh, cuisine. If you won’t be around Levi’s Stadium or would just rather save your money for something more reasonable, Fieri’s Instagram page should be the place to find images of his mouthwatering dishes. Or at least plenty of Donkey Sauce.
Mariska Hargitay (@therealmariskahargitay)
Because who knows if there will be a crime to solve?