Bruno Mars is preparing for what could be a very chilly Super Bowl performance.
Billboard’s Artist of the Year is presently scheduled to put on a show during the halftime show in New Jersey on February 2. Since Mars will have to contend with the weather during his set, the singer told The Associated Press that he’s preparing for the absolute worst.
“Everyone’s putting the fear of God in me like there’s going to be a blizzard,” Bruno Mars explained. As for he’ll wear during the set, he added, “I’m going to wear a beekeeper suit, I don’t know.”
Mars continued, “I’m not going to know until I get there… I’m not trying to hype myself up too much. I know it’s going to be cold and I just got to face it.”
Regardless of how chilly things get during his Super Bowl halftime performance, the singer is positive that the show is going to knock everyone’s socks off. Considering the set Beyonce put on last year, the guy may have hit work cut out for him.
Despite the cold temperatures and the stress of following up Beyonce, Bruno Mars doesn’t seem too worried about his upcoming performance. In fact, he explained that turning down an opportunity to perform during the Super Bowl wasn’t even an option.
“It was something exciting for me and my [band]. It wasn’t too long ago when we were performing in clubs and bars and pubs, and even when I put [my first] album out, (we were) opening acts for a bunch of different artists, living in a van and traveling around and kind of putting in the work and time,” the singer said.
Bruno Mars announced that he would perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show back in September. The news was soon followed by a minute-long teaser trailer posted to his official YouTube channel. If you missed the clip, then have a look at the video below.
What do folks think about Mars’ involvement with the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show? Check out some Twitter reactions to the news below.
Bruno Mars as the Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment? Are they only expecting girls age 14-25 to watch the game? I miss Janet's nipple.
— Peter (@PetePsquared) December 27, 2013
Bruno Mars will be doing the 1/2 time show during Super Bowl. I don't much like football, but I love me some Bruno!
— Pol McShane (@Polmcshane) December 27, 2013
just take a moment to laugh at the fact that Bruno Mars is somehow supposed to top Beyonce's performance in the SuperBowl this year.
— Jade Baker (@jade_briana) December 27, 2013
Bruno Mars is playing at the SuperBowl YAY! Nothing pumps up players more at halftime than"I think I wanna marry you" and "just the way u r"
— Comeaudo Dragon (@Comeaudo) December 22, 2013
I just found out Bruno Mars is the Super Bowl halftime act. In an effort to console me Kurt said "at least it's not Miley Cyrus." It worked
— A Nasty (@AlenaGallagher) December 23, 2013
What do you think about Bruno Mars performing at the Super Bowl this February?