Katy Perry performing at halftime during Super Bowl XLVIII makes her the first act since Janet Jackson that has had an even remote chance of doing something controversial. But apparently Perry’s corn-dog throwing ability combined with her post-football game celebration skills were enough to convince the NFL brass that she’s the woman for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show.
Katy Perry will perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, sources have confirmed with Billboard.
Perry’s performance has been speculated since August after the National Football League had reportedly shortlisted her along with Coldplay and Rihanna, who saw the use of her song “Run This Town” with Jay-Z axed in a segment during the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.
No official word on whether the NFL stuck to its reported plan to have the halftime performer pay them for the privilege of performing at the game, but considering the fact that Katy Perry said during her appearance on College Game Day, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” it seems unlikely that that was the case.
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