The pop star will perform at this year’s Super Bowl... but there’s a catch.
Rumors started circulating in August that pop star Katy Perry will play at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. Those rumors have been proven true, but there still could be a conflict with her taking the stage.
The NFL reportedly asked Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna to perform but asked the three finalists to make a contribution to the league.
The NFL has argued it’s a good investment to make a contribution since it’s the most watched televised event. Last year’s Super Bowl had Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform and the entire program drew in a record of 111.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV program in U.S. history.
Perry isn’t buying it, literally.
"I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl," Perry said during her recent appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day.
The NFL has not commented on her refusal to pay.
However, it’s not like the "Dark Horse" singer isn't embracing the art of football. She told Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight to "Call me!" during her College Game Day appearance and partied with Ole Miss students later on.
Another possible performer for the most viewed halftime show in the country was none other than Weird Al Yankovic. He was nominated to perform at the next Super Bowl on a Change.org petition where 60,000 people have signed in approval.
Whether the NFL will get strict on their pay to perform policy is undecided. We're anxious to see how things turn out before the 2015 Super Bowl, airing February 1 in Glendale, Arizona.
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