Katy Perry promises ‘wild’ Super Bowl halftime, but she won’t be fined
One of the world’s biggest music stars has a record 64.1 million followers on Twitter, a Grammy Award, anthemic hits like "Roar" and "Firework" that she will perform on Sunday, and a reported net worth of $130 million. She also promised that "nothing in my performance will be deflated."
"Katy Perry is as big as it gets," said Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was one of many players singing her songs at media day.
Perry spent about 20 minutes discussing her upcoming performance immediately after national anthem singer Idina Menzel fielded questions. Perry was joined at one point on stage by her dog, Butters, and she reminded everyone that she spent her kindergarten and first grade years at Paradise Valley Christian School, so "I feel like this is somewhat of hometown turf," she said. "I feel very comfortable here."
Here’s a sampling of her other responses.
On asking Lenny Kravitz to join her on stage: "We’ve worked up something incredibly soulful. Of course he brings his soul and I think he’s going to make the night even sexier — just the appropriate sexiness, everyone. Family fun."
On what viewers can expect: "I think I’m the only person in Super Bowl halftime history that will bring both a lion and sharks to the show. It’s going to be wild out there."
On who she’s rooting for: "I love the Seahawks because of (friend and QB) Russell (Wilson) so I think that I’m going to probably go for them."
On potential costumes (maybe channeling Katniss Everdeen): "If I have 12 1/2 minutes I’m going to take the opportunity to show off a few looks. I know there are some bets going on out there, so I won’t ruin the surprise. I don’t believe in gambling, but this is exciting. I’ve never been bet on as far as what my hair color is going to be.
"All I’ll say about my opening costume is that it’s going to be flaming hot."
On surprise guests: "I thought long and hard about it. I wanted to kind of bring someone back, a throwback of sorts that definitely needed some more shine. All I can say is it will be a real female fun night. When this person enters the stage and when you hear the first ring of the cord, I think jaws will drop and faces will melt."
On the show: "I’m not bringing any elements from my tour, which is such a visual feast in and of itself. I made a whole different show for this particular halftime show. We’ve spent many months curating such a wonderful show."