Beyoncé may be busy gearing up for tonight’s highly-anticipated Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, but it appears that Beyoncé is also taking a moment to reflect on her epic Super Bowl 47 Halftime performance that had some blaming the “Crazy in Love” songstress for the Superdome’s infamous 35-minute blackout in 2013.
Just one day ahead of her scheduled appearance alongside Bruno Mars and headliner Coldplay for Sunday’s big game, Beyoncé sat down for a rare interview with CBS to reminisce about her “iconic” performance.
Speaking on her 2013 halftime performance in New Orleans, which also featured a brief Destiny’s Child reunion, Beyoncé admits that she knew she “had to make the best of the moment,” Mashable reports.
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“It’s one of those magical performances you can’t recreate,” Beyoncé explained, noting that she “wanted it to be something iconic and something that people would never forget.”
In addition, Hamish Hamilton, who directed Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl performance and is said to be directing tonight’s show as well, opened up about the songstress’ powerful performance while admitting that although Bey can be “a very benevolent dictator, she can also be a wonderful collaborator.”
“She has such ambition to be perfect,” Hamilton revealed. “To be the best that you just get swept up along in that.”
While it’s unclear what track Beyoncé will be performing tonight, but rumors currently suggest that the songstress will perform her new collaborative track with Coldplay, “Hymn For The Weekend,” while others suggest that Bey may even mark her first live performance for her new song, “Formation,” which dropped yesterday.
“Formation” serves as Beyoncé’s first new single release since releasing her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition album in November 2014. While the song and its respective video premiered exclusively via Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service, it’s currently available to stream and download through the site’s homepage.
According to new rumors, Beyoncé was overheard rehearsing “Formation” during preparations for her part of the halftime show; however, no official confirmation has been made regarding a track list for tonight’s performance, Rolling Stone reports.
Interestingly enough, the video for Beyoncé’s “Formation” was filmed on location in New Orleans back in December 2015. Fans snapped photos of the songstress filming for the project at the Superdome, Vulture reported. While footage from the Superdome doesn’t appear to be in the music video, some fans are holding out hope that the footage will appear in connection with Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime performance.
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While Beyoncé prepares for another exciting performance for tonight’s game, sources close to the songstress recently revealed how Jay Z is showing his support for his wife ahead of her highly-anticipated performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars this evening.
A source close to Beyoncé revealed to Us Weekly that Jay Z showed some major love for his wife by sending the “Halo” singer 10,000 roses ahead of her halftime performance on Sunday.
In preparation for tonight’s game and halftime performance, revisit Beyoncé’s epic 2013 Super Bowl 47 Halftime Show below.
What songs do you think Beyoncé will perform during tonight’s performance? Be sure to see Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars take the stage in Santa Clara, California, for tonight’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi’s Stadium.
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