Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show reports The New York Post.
Perry’s been rumored as a contender for the coveted Super Bowl slot, along withColdplay and Rihanna (whose “Run This Town” was unceremoniously axed by CBS Sports as its Thursday Night Football tune when the season opened). The Super Bowl airs Feb. 1 on NBC.
Perry’s certainly been showing enthusiasm for the sport lately — at least at the college level. She appeared on ESPN’s “College GameDay” last weekend in a hot pink-and-black furry jersey,implored Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, “Call me!” and partied with Ole Miss students.
“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” said an entertainment insider of the plan.
On ESPN, Perry blasted a reported NFL scheme to ask recording stars to pay the league in exchange for performing on its Super Bowl stage, which last year drew a record-setting 111.5 million viewers. “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” Perry sniffed. The NFL said its negotiations with artists are confidential.
The halftime show’s sponsored by Pepsi, which has previously worked with Perry to promote her film, “Part of Me,” though she has no official contract with the soda brand.
And 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.
Reps did not return calls to the newspaper.