Katy Perry rocked the Super Bowl half-time show last month, forever infusing the culture of our time with the “left shark” phenomenon.
Performing her biggest songs, Katy Perry was joined by Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz, making for quite the unforgettable event.
However, it wasn’t exactly the way Katy Perry wanted it to be.
Katy Perry talked to Elle about the downside of her performance at the Super Bowl and working with the NFL.
For one thing, Katy Perry admits that it was a huge pain to completely relinquish control of her show to someone else.
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She said, “In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes. I call all the shots, 100 percent of it.”
She added, “With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview, everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control.”
Katy Perry continued, “We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re going to do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no f**king life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared sh*tless. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”
For another thing, Katy Perry originally wanted Snoop Dogg to perform with her, but the NFL said no. Part of that control issue again, I suppose.
Katie Perry explained that it had a lot to do with his feud last fall with Iggy Azalea.
She added, “Not that that was it, that was just the tipping point. You can’t have that kind of hate at the Super Bowl. They already have enough female-hate problems. They don’t need any more.”
How different do you think Katy Perry’s half-time show would have been with Snoop Dogg in the mix?