Pop star Katy Perry will be the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLIX, according to multiple reports. The game will be played Feb. 1, in Glendale, Arizona.
The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay were asked if they were interested in playing the Super Bowl. The newspaper also had reported that the NFL was looking for artists to pay up to perform at the game, which draws massive ratings.
Perry, in an appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday, said she’s “not the kind of girl to pay to play the Super Bowl.”
Super Bowl performers are not paid to perform at the big game, but the exposure they get is enormous. Mars announced his 2014 tour shortly after his Super Bowl performance this year and nearly every date quickly sold out.