Next Super Bowl Act Said She Wasn't That 'Kind of Girl'
Katy Perry said she wouldn't pay to play halftime show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2014 10:45 AM CDT
Katy Perry performs on stage at "The Prismatic World Tour" at the Honda Center on Sept. 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) Billboard last night broke the news that, based on sources, the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performer will be neither Rihanna nor Coldplay but ... Katy Perry. Which is interesting, because when she appeared on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday, as Rolling Stone notes, Perry talked about the fact that the NFL was reportedly planning to ask performers to pay the league for the privilege of playing the show. "We have had some conversations, and I would be honored, of course," she said at the time. "But I have let them know that I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl. The ball is in their field." (In other Katy Perry news, you can buy one of her childhood love letters.)