Katy Perry has been confirmed to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, and there are a lot of people on Twitter who are hoping for her to have a “wardrobe malfunction” like Janet Jackson did in 2004.
According to a report from the New York Post, Perry was one of many artists rumored to perform during the halftime show, others including the likes of Coldplay and Rihanna. But a source close to Perry says that the NFL is moving forward with the “Roar” singer.
“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” the source said.
The New York Post report points out parents do not need to worry about Perry pulling some unethical stunt like Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004, or when M.I.A. flipped the bird to the audience in 2012.
“Perry’s bubble-gum pop brand could certainly sweeten the image of a league that’s been rocked by bad press this season over domestic abuse and questions regarding player safety,” the report says.
Back in August, Billboard columnist Jason Lipshutz listed five reasons why it would be possible that Katy Perry could perform during the Super Bowl halftime show. Along with having several hit songs, being family-friendly, and having 58.1 million followers on Twitter, Katy also isn’t performing any shows in 2015 until February 16. The Super Bowl is on February 1.
“She has a big gap in her tour dates around the Super Bowl,” Lipshutz writes
But there are some on Twitter who are not too happy about Katy Perry being selected for the 2015 Super Bowl.
I’d rather sit in silence with my TV off. RT @SportsCenter: Katy Perry will perform at Super Bowl XLIX halftime show.
— Jeff Maker II (@jeffmaker) October 10, 2014
Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé. All dominated the Superbowl, Then they downgraded to Katy Perry. — Beysus † Godga (@GagaLovesBey) October 10, 2014
Hey. Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl half time. Meh…
— Johnny Crickets (@jperk1) October 10, 2014
And there were quite a few who are hoping to see Perry have a “wardrobe malfunction” during her performance.
Katy Perry for Super Bowl Halftime……can we get a wardrobe malfunction PLS??
— James Tyron (@James_Bondman) October 10, 2014
Katy Perry is doing the Super Bowl halftime show. Come on, wardrobe malfunction! — Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) October 10, 2014
please, please wardrobe malfunction….RT @Deadspin: Report: NFL chooses Katy Perry to perform Super Bowl halftime show
— Colin Daniels (@southstands303) October 10, 2014
A recent article from The Inquisitr stated Perry expressed interest in performing during the halftime show, but she didn’t want to spend her own money to do so. During an appearance on ESPN’s College Gameday, Perry explained that if the NFL wanted her to perform during the ceremony, they would have to drop their “pay-to-play” model.
“I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” she said.
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