The National Football League might have just gotten their wish for the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime show.
Last night, news broke that Katy Perry would be the Super Bowl Halftime performer, though there has not been an official statement from her or her camp, just a lot of talk from “sources.”
The New York Times are citing several sources that “a deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl.” But the newspaper isn’t the only publication with some sources claiming the same, Billboard has some of their own who are reporting the same.
Originally, the NFL had said that they would be interested in either Perry, Coldplay, or Rihanna performing during football’s biggest night, but the response was lackluster.
During an appearance on ESPN last weekend, the pop star told the sports network that she is “not the kind of girl who would pay to play.”
Perry’s dig was against the NFL and their plan to have the halftime artist “pay to play.” Their “request” drew a lot of criticism especially the part which they requested getting a portion of the musician’s future profits that they would make from the Super Bowl exposure. As if not getting paid by the NFL wasn’t bad enough.
In a twist, we would understand why the Super Bowl would be insistent on having Perry perform at the show. From the three named, she ‘s the one who has a wider musical appear. To this date Perry has sold 11 millions albums and 81 million singles, worldwide.
If she does become the official 2015 Super Bowl Halftime performer, she will be the third female to do so; Madonna and Beyoncé previously performed.
Last year’s performance which featured Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, briefly, drew 115.3 million people worldwide, more than the actual game which drew 111.5 million.
We’re just hoping Perry doesn’t play into the NFL’s evil plans.