Missy Elliott joined Katy Perry for the her Super Bowl halftime show at Phoenix Stadium in Arizona yesterday (February 1). Click above to watch.
Perry’s performance was a celebration of all things kitsch – she rode a giant, gold tiger, had dancers dressed as sharks and managed four costume changes in 12 minutes (each of her outfits was designed by Jeremy Scott). She concluded the show on a shooting star mounted to a high wire above the pitch.
Lenny Kravitz appeared to play along with Perry’s hit ‘I Kissed a Girl’, while Elliott played a medley of her own ‘Get Ur Freak On’, ‘Work It’ and ‘Lose Control’.
Earlier, Frozen star Idina Menzel performed the national anthem and John Legend sang ‘America The Beautiful’.
Perry later posted an image to Instagram that showed her celebrating her performance with a new tattoo reading ‘XLIX’ (Roman numerals marking the 49th Super Bowl) – see post below.
Speaking to Billboard about her feelings ahead of the performance, Perry admitted to having nerves but said that believes what she has in store is a definitive statement on who she is as an artist.
“Everyone has been asking me if I’m going to be nervous before the halftime show. I’m like, I’m… human. This is the biggest event of my career,” she said.
“I want the show to be quintessential Katy. It’s like the exclamation point on the whole last cycle. This is the cherry on top to everything I’ve already done. What I’m selling is just my music to the broadest, widest audience ever.”
Katy Perry and guests played:
‘I Kissed A Girl’
‘Get Ur Freak On’/’Work It’/’Lose Control’