In a world where corporate sponsors have offered Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay the opportunity to pay for the honor of being America's Super Bowl Halftime Please-Don't-Change-The-Channel Sweetheart, there can be only one. And now we know that Taylor Swift subtweeter and acne medication spokeswoman Katy Perry will be the proverbial ring master for around 12 crucial minutes at this year's annual testosterone banquet. We have an exclusive clip from the future below.
For what it's worth: the deal is "being hammered out" right now according to Post sources, and Perry vowed that she would never pay-to-play the Super Bowl. "I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl," she said on ESPN.
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. Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi has rapped the league’s knuckles by calling its player scandals “disgusting.”
Last year we were supremely disappointed that the milquetoast Bruno Mars was chosen over any number of huge pop stars (Jay Z & Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Adele, or our dream choice, David Bowie). That came after a sublime run of halftime performers featuring The Boss, The Stones, Paul McCartney, Prince, Madonna, The Who and Beyonce, whose performance literally caused power outages.
And while Perry's competitors for this year's mantle might have too controversial for the scandal-plagued NFL (Rihanna), and too wimpy (Coldplay), credit where credit's due: Katy Perry has some top notch singles! When she unveils some combination of "Roar," "California Gurls," "Fireworks," "Dark Horse," "Last Friday Night," and "This Is How We Do It," America will smile and actual fireworks will certainly stream through the crisp February air.
At the very least, Perry has one huge thing going for her: she can't be more boring than Bruno Mars and His Fantastic Fedora Friends.