Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013: Beyonce Reportedly Won’t Be Paid For Appearance
The Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013 will feature Beyonce and possibly her Destiny’s Child group mates, but the singer isn’t going to see any money from the performance.
An NFL spokesperson confirmed that Beyonce is not receiving a performance fee for her show at halftime of Super Bowl XLVII. The performance is expected to reach a massive audience across the world, NME noted. Last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, which featured Madonna, was watched by 114 million viewers in the United States alone.
Beyonce may not go home entirely empty handed from her Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013 performance. The NFL will kick in the production costs for the performance, expected to run about $600,000.
“We pay the production costs for the halftime show, there is no fee for the artists,” an NFL spokesperson told the Daily Mail.
But that’s not expected to cover the entire cost of the set, and last year’s Madonna’s was about $1 million to set up. The rest will be covered either by Beyonce herself or by her sponsor, Pepsi.
The Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013 will reportedly be more than just Beyonce. Her former Destiny’s Child groupmates are expected to join her on stage, playing a three song set consisting of “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor,” and a new song, “Nuclear.”
Other members of Destiny’s Child have played coy with reports that they’re joining Beyonce for the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013. Michelle Williams dismissed the rumors, saying “That’s not confirmed. It is rumored. I’m gonna be in the musical Fela!. I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it’s not true.”