Katy Perry reportedly set to perform the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show is set for February 1st

Pop diva Katy Perry has reportedly been booked as the Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show performer on February 1st.

Deadline reports that Perry, along with Rihanna, were front runners for the gig, but Perry ultimately got the slot after Rihanna got into it with CBS Sports for a song she’d sung for the NFL on Thursday nights.

The NFL made headlines earlier this year when the Wall Street Journal reported that the organization was considering enacting a “pay to play” method for entertainers to perform during the Big Game which generates huge numbers each year. The music industry spoke out against the NFL’s absurd payday scheme and not much else has been heard about it.

On Saturday, Perry appeared on ESPN’s College Game Day and stated, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” so it’s highly likely the NFL has scrapped those plans, although that has not been confirmed.

In August, a petition to have “Weird Al” Yankovic headline the 2015 Super Bowl Half Time Show went viral after a fan from Seattle “drunkenly submitted” the online petition to change.org. More than 129,000 signatures have been collected since August.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.