Katy Perry Playing 2015 Super Halftime

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
Font Size:

Katy Perry has been confirmed to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on Feb. 1, Page Six reports. This comes after Perry’s appearance on ESPN’s “College GameDay” last Saturday, when the corndog-wielding 29-year-old said she was “not the kind of girl” who would pay to play the gig. “We have had some conversations, and I would be honored, of course,” Perry said.

(Photo: Tumblr)

(Photo: Tumblr)

“But I have let them know that I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl. The ball is in their field.” (RELATED: Katy Perry And Taylor Swift Have Pillow Fight)

The Wall Street Journal reported in August that the NFL had told Perry, Rihanna, and Coldplay they were being considered for the show, but also asked the three to donate a portion of their proceeds to the league in exchange for the spot. Halftime performers are not usually paid, but it is one of the most-watched performances each year. Over 115 million people tuned in to watch Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2014. (RELATED: NFL Tells Performers To Cough Up)

Rihanna was reportedly considered for the 2015 show, but after the league pulled her song for the Thursday Night Football introduction amid the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, she told the league “fuck you.” (RELATED: Rihanna Is Pissed At The NFL)