Contact Us

Did the NFL Ask Rihanna, Coldplay + Katy Perry to Pay to Perform at the Super Bowl?

Rihanna Coldplay Katy Perry
JP Yim/ Neilson Barnard/ Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images

What’s traditionally been regarded as an achievement for an artist might now come at a hefty cost. The NFL is reportedly asking Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry to pay to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

According to ABC News Radio, the NFL narrowed down potential performers to the three artists listed above. However, ABC News reports that the Wall Street Journal claims when the NFL reached out to the possible acts, some of them were asked if they were willing to ”contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income” or be willing to make another ”financial contribution” if they played the famous show (quotes via ABC News).

Although playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show is a great means of publicity for any artist, sources allegedly told WSJ that the musicians’ reps were not happy. An NFL spokeswoman reportedly told WSJ that the halftime show’s agreements are confidential in the interest of putting on ”the best possible show.”

According to ABC News, 2014′s halftime headliner, Bruno Mars, “drew a record 115.3 million.” However this pans out, music fans can check out the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 1, 2015.

Next: Who Should Perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show? - Vote!

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!