The NFL got a lot of attention in August when it came out that the league was asking three musical acts in particular — Coldplay, Katy Perry and Rihanna — if they would kick back money in exchange for playing during the halftime show at the upcoming 2015 Super Bowl.
Now, in a scoop, the New York Post’s Page Six reports that “insiders” say the performer will be Katy Perry.
The report quotes an entertainment insider saying: “A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl.”
The story adds: “On ESPN, Perry blasted [the] reported NFL scheme to ask recording stars to pay the league in exchange for performing on its Super Bowl stage, which last year drew a record-setting 111.5 million viewers. ‘I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,’ Perry sniffed. The NFL said its negotiations with artists are confidential.”
The article adds that the sponsor of the NFL halftime show is Pepsi, and that the company has also worked with Perry in the past. The 2015 Super Bowl will be played Feb. 1 at a stadium near Phoenix, and will be broadcast by NBC.
Page Six notes that Perry’s “bubble-gum pop brand could certainly sweeten the image” of the league, which has suffered recently from bad press.
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Another bonus in picking Perry — she comes equipped with her own fireworks! Below is the video for her 2010 hit “Firework.” Released four years ago this month, the clip has been viewed on YouTube, astonishingly, close to 500 million times.