Katy Perry on doing Super Bowl: ‘You’re gonna have no f—–g life for six months’
Katy Perry’s halftime performance Super Bowl XLIX, for the most part, has received relatively positive reviews. But to hear it from the pop siren, it required a lot of hard work, an incredible amount of sacrifice and dedication as well as the ability to navigate an apparently annoying amount of red tape to just reach the big moment.
Perry opened up to Elle magazine as she basks in the afterglow of a performance that was seen by more people than any performer dare dream to reach, but at the same time also have the strength to avoid suffering a mental breakdown during the months-long preparations for an event that undoubtedly will be the biggest, most insane moment in a musician’s career.
The fact that two of the four of the costumes she donned during her show cost somewhere between $30,000-35,000 is a testament to the black-hole like gravity of the performance.
Speaking about the incredible amount of work involved simply getting ready for the performance, Perry, who notes she is a control freak, mentioned it required her to let go a little bit, not to mention navigating around all that NFL red tape.
“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,” Perry said. “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.
“We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no f—–g life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared s—less. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”
Given that Perry’s performance garnered essentially above-average reviews — not to mention spawned some pretty hilarious memes (Left Shark, anyone?), odds are the 30-year-old superstar is ultimately overjoyed with her decision to sign on for the Super Bowl halftime show, despite the many pitfalls inherent to such a massive undertaking. The fact that she got a tattoo to commemorate the career-defining moment pretty much confirms it.
[H/T Business Insider, top image credit: Getty Images]