Katy Perry is going to perform at the Super Bowl. After over a month of speculation, sources confirmed to Billboard that the artist would perform during halftime at Super Bowl XLIX.
Perry was reportedly shortlisted by the NFL in August along with Rihanna and Coldplay, the Wall Street Journal reported. But controversy arose from reports that the league, which declined to comment on the “Firework” singer’s selection, was asking artists for payment in exchange for performing at its marquee event.
Curiously enough, Perry told ESPN last week that she wouldn’t give anyone money for a performance. “I’m not the kind of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl,” she said.
Some 111.5 million people watched this year’s Super Bowl, which included halftime performances by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, setting a new viewership record.
- Here's What's in the Debt Ceiling Deal
- How Worried Should the World Be of China's New COVID Wave?
- Succession Was a Race to the Bottom, And Everybody Won
- What Erdoğan’s Victory Means for Turkey—and the World
- The Ancient Roots of Psychotherapy
- How Drag Culture Inspired Ursula
- Drought Crisis Spurs U.S.-Mexico Collaboration
- Florence Pugh Might Just Save the Movie Star From Extinction