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Report: Katy Perry to play Super Bowl halftime show

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Katy Perry’s roar will entertain at the Super Bowl halftime show, according to various reports. The likes of Page Six, Billboard, and Variety have all confirmed that Perry was tapped for the gig.

Perry was on the NFL’s shortlist for the halftime show along with Rihanna and Coldplay, according to an August report from the Wall Street Journal. The twist, however, was that the NFL was reportedly asking the artists to “pay to play,” specifically if they “would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.”

Appearing on ESPN’s College GameDay this past weekend Perry said that she’s “not the kind of girl to pay to play the Super Bowl.” (That is, when she wasn’t joking about “cocks.”)

The NFL had no comment on the reports. A representative for Perry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.