Katy Perry: ‘Jaws will drop & faces will melt’ over my Super Bowl show

Katy Perry

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Katy Perry is doing overtime to promote the halftime show. Katy talked up her faux-empowerment songs as a main attraction. I’m more excited about the Lenny Kravitz angle. The AP says Missy Elliot will also guest. Katy spoke at an NFL press conference to reveal how she’s rooting for the Seahawks. She promised, “Nothing in my performance will be deflated.” Katy said she’ll involve real-life lions and sharks during the “Roar” part of the montage. Let’s hope the sharks are metaphorical.

What else? Katy spoke with Time to tease a big surprise: “When you hear the first ring of the chord … I think jaws will drop and faces will melt.” Really? This will be a 12-minute medley with costume changes, fire, and brimstone. I’m kidding about the brimstone, but one of Katy’s creative directors commented (to Billboard) upon a giant banana bursting into flames. (Sounds like hell to me.) Here’s more where Katy also discusses giving away Butters the dog because her “empire” is all-consuming:

On Super Bowl nerves: “Everyone has been asking me if I’m going to be nervous before the halftime show. I’m like, I’m f—ing human. This is the biggest event of my career. Those [other] performances are clean and streamlined. They’re about the catalog, the songs. I like Madonna for the graphic effects she brought. [Beyonce] brought so much strength, so much sassiness and just the right amount of sex. She’s an icon. Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson — she’s in that category. I’m not. She’s like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty. 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 of everything I’ve already done.”

On halftime controversies: “You can’t control other people, and hopefully they’re on the same path with you. My special guests don’t have any agenda other than the music. But you can never be too sure.”

On the Taylor Swift feud: “If somebody is trying to defame my character, you’re going to hear about it.”

She got a dog last year & gave it away: “I was going through a breakup and I was like, ‘I’m going to get a dog!’ But honestly, I have to run an empire, and as much as I love animals I don’t know if I have the mind capacity to do it.”

[From Billboard]

I’m glad Katy didn’t pay much lip service to the mean girl” feud with Taylor Swift. That stuff is juicy, but Katy should keep girlfights out of the Super Bowl discussion. There are faint buzzings about Katy throwing shade at Taylor during her halftime show. I don’t think that will happen. Katy acts like a junior high schooler, yet I doubt she wants to give Taylor any attention and take away from the Katy extravaganza.

Did you notice how Katy talked up Beyonce so much to Billboard? All pop stars bow down to the Bey. Here’s Katy’s football rack posting with hot Deion Sanders and sportscaster Melissa Stark at Thursday’s NFL Experience event.

Photos courtesy of Billboard & Getty

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  1. greenmonster says:

    Really? Getting a dog to help you coping with a break up and giving it away afterwards because you realize that you don’t have time to take care of said dog? How unbelievable stupid, selfish and ignorant can one person be?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I get what you’re saying, and I agree with most of it, but at least she realized she wasn’t giving the dog a good home and found someone who would. I see so many people who keep the dog and don’t give it enough attention or exercise, which is crueler, imo.

      • greenmonster says:

        While I agree with it’s better giving up a pet you can’t take care of ( because of sickness or other unforseen circumstances etc.), I’m appalled by the fact why she got the dog in the first place.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, me, too. People are so selfish and uninformed about dogs. You should get one because you want to give it a good home and know that it is a very big commitment and responsibility, not to make yourself feel better over a guy. Totally agree.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        +1000 Good Names. If the dog went to a great family, more power to her for having the sense to do the right thing.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        I agree. While it might still be stupid on her part, giving away a pet you love can be really hard, but if you know they are getting a better life, then it’s worth it.

      • FLORC says:

        Agree with you both. And Katy did what many people do. Get a pet for whatever reason and then realise they shouldn’t have. Instead of keeping the pet they understand it deserves better and give it up to a better home.
        No shade on her for that. Not everone that gets a pet understands how much work it can be.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Did anyone read the “Don’t Dress Like Beyoncé ” “dress like Barbara or Mrs. Bush” news story in the NYPost? Kroft and Harvard lawyer mistress…….
      ….wow warning it’s SLEAZY

    • Priya says:

      Ugh, Katy is the *worst.* who just gives away their pet?

  2. Dana says:

    She seems so imature and something about her rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it’s because I sense she’s very inauthentic but who knows.

  3. Frida_K says:

    Wow. Her spray tan is streaking down her legs in that last photo.

    She went to Dos Pueblos High School (so did I, but before her time) and she will never lose that Goleta vibe, much as she tries to act like she’s from Santa Barbara.

    • Dana says:

      What do you mean by a “Goleta vibe”? Curious.

      • ataylor says:

        Low-class? Trailer park? Surfer girl? “Eclectic”? Dont know what FridaK meant, but my friends in Santa Ynez talk the same way about people from the Santa Maria area. There’s a major “elitist” undercurrent in the San Joaquin County/Santa Barbara/SLO areas. Much more so than in L.A. – I seriously think it’s the CA version of “Southern Belle” society-type of thinking. Lot’s of pearl clutching. No joke.

      • mimif says:

        SLO 4Eva!

      • j.eyre says:

        @mimif – SLO? Do you have a SLO connection? Are you a Mustang? Have we stumbled out of the same bars? Into the same gutters?

      • mimif says:

        Ha, not a Mustang but you betcha we’ve stumbled out of the same bars. I’m originally from Laguna but my bf is a commercial fisherman so I get to hang out all up and down the entire west coast. I love SLO, would move there if I didn’t loathe SoCal so much. Santa Barbara can suck it for exactly the same reasons ataylor mentioned (tho it sure is pretty).

      • nicegirl says:

        Pismo and Grover’s Beach FTW!! I miss my Cali beach towns . . .

        I don’t think she is THAT Goleta . . .

      • Dovies says:

        More people from the SLO area?? Be still my heart.

    • Jen43 says:

      Haha. Glad you pointed that out.

    • The other paige says:

      Frida! Loves it!

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t think her tan is streaked.. it looks like the shadow from the microphone stand.

      • FLORC says:

        You’re correct. It’s the shadows coming off the mic stand that are coming from multiple lights, brightness and angles. It gives off a faded discoloration effect.
        It’s not spray tan streaking easily seen from other photos from that event.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    The Super Bowl and all the hype just baffles and bores the crap out of me. Enjoy, if it doesn’t. I can’t wait for it to be over so I can stop hearing about it.

    • smcollins says:

      I’m right there with ya. It seems it’s become more about the Halftime Show and the commercials, than about the actual game. Was it last year where the joke was “apparently there was a football game during the Bruno Mars concert”? That’s really what it’s turned into. I will admit, however, that I was all about it a couple years ago when the Ravens were in it (and won!). Can’t not root for the home team, you know? 😉

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I guess that’s part of why it doesn’t get my attention. We don’t have a team, and I’ve never been particularly attached to a pro team. Im much more into college sports. War Eagle! And all that. Lol

      • FLORC says:

        Same. It’s all about the commercials and switching back to Puppy Bowl. Drinks, horrible for you, but tasty food and friends help.

        That Bruno Mars show was AMAZING!!! I had no clue he was in it that year and didn’t really know him work that well. When he came in doing that drum solo it was simple, but awesome! That halftime show was by far1 of the best for being simply entertaining. Not about the hype, glitze, pyrotechnics. Just fun and enjoyable.

    • MJ says:

      Me, too. If I get dragged to a Super Bowl party, I am only there for the booze and food. The rest of it, snoooooze.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, HATE IT.

      • mimif says:

        Here, Kidoa. I got this for you to help you get thru the evening.

      • Kiddo says:

        Thanks mimif, beautiful bowl. lol @ Kidoa.

        It almost makes up for that reference to the worst movie of all time, Gone Girl.

      • mimif says:

        Totally going to watch it one more time just to make sure…

      • Kiddo says:

        Blech, I want my money back from seeing it once. Worst plot, worst dialogue, worst acting, nothing special moobs.

        I might have to not talk to you again.

      • mimif says:

        COME ON. Those were some organic Grade A Jumbo Free Range delicious moobs. With a little cheese on top.
        But really, what bothered me most was thinking about Laci Peterson’s friends and family and how awful it must have been to relive it all in a completely twisted way.

      • Kiddo says:

        yeah, you could definitely see the Laci Peterson parallels, but they combined other ‘ripped from the headlines’ crime stories and tossed them all together in THE most implausible way. I think I hate Affleck more for this film than for Gigli, and that is saying a lot.

      • mimif says:

        Whoa. That’s kind of saying everything. God, the ending was so bad.
        That’s it, I’m not talking to you anymore.

      • Esmom says:

        Thanks, mimif, I’d just started my lunch when I hit your “Grade A et al” moobs description. Appetite effectively killed. Actually it’s probably a good thing anyway, more room for cookies later if my desire for food ever returns! 🙂

      • mimif says:

        Sorry, Esmom. Here’s something that might stimulate your appetite.


        *screams and runs*

      • Lady D says:

        mimif, since you brought up the DM, I’m wondering if you can help me with a problem I’m having. The DM is currently running a list of the 10 most admired women in the world, and Julia Roberts is freaking #8 on that list. Cannot fathom how she made that list. Any ideas? Seriously.
        By the way, #1 on that list is making my brangeloonie heart very proud.

      • mimif says:

        I think I’m more curious as to how Hilary Clinton made it into the top 3. Yay for Malala!

  5. Charlotte says:

    Just don’t like her.

    • zinjojo says:

      My kids know to immediately change the station if one of her songs comes on when we’re in the car. I dislike her more than any silly pop star, ever. Immature, inauthentic, faux-feminism, way too cutsey, I can go on and on about how much I can’t stand her, and no matter what, I will definitely not watch her half-time show!

      GAH, I hate that dress so much. It encapsulates everything that I hate about Katy Perry.

  6. Kaley says:

    She seems fun. Not a great singer but enough sparklers and fireworks should make it interesting.

    She was looking rough for a minute there but she is back to being super cute.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I like her, she’s fun, I think she’s beautiful. Her face is very pretty.

      Her dress sense is horrible though.

  7. Jen43 says:

    I am ready for some football. Go Hawks! I am looking forward to everything about this Superbowl, including the half time show.

    As an East Coaster, I am also looking forward to the alleged snow storm that will follow the game. Crossing fingers for delayed school opening so my little football fan can sleep in a bit.

  8. OhDear says:

    Jaws dropping and face melting – the first thing I thought of was Indiana Jones and the scene when the Nazis opened the ark of the covenant, lol.

    That being said, good luck to her on the performance.

  9. InvaderTak says:

    Yeah right, whatever. It will be lame I’m betting.

  10. Fancy Pants says:

    She already melted my ears. Why not my face too?

  11. MJ says:

    When did she become so full of herself? I don’t even consider her one of the great pop stars. She can’t dance, and her music is generic. She doesn’t have “it” to me.

    • Artemis says:

      She is the worst! I never check her performances and when I do happen to stumble across one, my decision to ignore her lame ass is justified time and time again. Same for Rihanna. These girls have 0 energy and lack performance skills in general.

      • Alexandra says:

        What pop star right can sing and dance? Beyoncé, sure. But I feel like that’s it? Obvs Taylor swift is popular now but she can’t sing or dance, just has catchy songs.

      • Artemis says:

        Yes Beyoncé but it’s a shame she delivers the same type of performances once she has a choreography for a song. Still, she’s miles ahead of most popstars.

        I also think J.lo (even with mediocre) vocals also delivers and she has very diverse choreography. Same with Madonna. Their songs and voices are borderline bad nowadays but they are great performers and clearly practice hard whereas Perry and Rihanna phone it in most of the time.

        Oh and then there’s Ciara who is the best dancer of them all but lost her initial fame + also not great vocals but passable.

  12. Antonym says:

    The little puppy in the last photo is to cute! You can tell he just wants to play and roughhouse. 🐶

  13. Lilacflowers says:

    Faces will melt? Is she opening the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders? Cue John Williams conducting the Raiders of the Lost Ark score.

  14. Chesty LaRue says:

    Geez, don’t over sell it or anything. You’re just not that good Katy

  15. Katie says:

    Wow. So very humble and mature that one is.

  16. maeliz says:

    I’ve never been a fan of hers. I can’t wait to see Lenny. My team will be awesome. Can’t wait. Go Pats! !!!

  17. bettyrose says:

    So she’s going to do something super sexual….yawn…and inappropriately use animals to get a response from PETA. YAAAAAAWN.

  18. Bridget says:

    Aside from giving the middle finger a la MIA, it’s pretty hard to go rogue during the Superbowl halftime show, since it’s all pre-recorded (except for some vocals). They are on such a tight timetable and can’t soundcheck instruments properly, there’s just too many things that could go wrong if the music was all truly performed live, and it’s a billion dollar broadcast in front of a hundred million people. Hence the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing with unplugged instruments last year (Flea’s explanation on the subject was great!).

    I’m not much of a Katy Perry fan but I hope she puts on a great show, because this whole thing is supposed to be fun! And she sure worked her press day, I thought she was pretty funny (“I’m just here so I don’t get fined”)

    Also, go Hawks!

  19. j.eyre says:

    Well shoot, now I won’t know if the face melting is a result of her opening or my hot wings.

  20. Ash says:

    I want to not like her but it’s hard after hearing a story a friend told me. I met her during an online yard sale sale. We started talking about our kids and we both have one with significant special needs. Her daughter has KLS or “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome” She went into one of her episodes right before they were supposed to go to the concert. Word got back to Katy and she had them come see her show when she recovered, sent her $400 worth of merchandise, celebrated her birthday and kept in touch by email for over 2 years. She may not be the best singer but she seems sweet. She didn’t do it for publicity. She didn’t have to stay in touch. She just did. So she’s ok in my book.

    • Kaligula says:

      That is very nice and– though I dislike this word sometimes it is necessary– classy. Love hearing these kinds of stories about stars. Thanks for sharing.

  21. SnowGlow says:

    I remember reading a comment on Twitter (shut up!) during some awards show (Grammys maybe?) saying Katy seamed like such a literal person. I was thought that was the PERFECT insult/description of Katy.

  22. Someonestolemyname says:

    I like her. She’s a pop star, harmless, cute, fun, silly songs and legions of fans.

    The Super Bowl picked her because she had a big audience of fans.

  23. Dotty says:

    meh. She’s harmless. Her legs look incredible on that last photo to greet the dog!!!

  24. floridaseaturtle says:

    It will no doubt be riddled with occultic & ritualistic imagery. No pearl clutching here, just sayin….I am sure that will be what it is.

  25. Tiffany says:

    CB’s. I am heading to the store as I am attending a party and I am to bring food. Cheap, easy to make. Any ideas?

  26. lkaye says:

    Beyonce is not in the same category as Elvis, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson. Not even close.

    • Susan says:

      FINALLY! Someone who doesn’t worship Beyoncé. Thank you thank you, I agree 100000 times over. It’s not that I *dislike* her, I think she’s a fine person and decent singer and all, but nothing exceptional. Certainly not worthy of all the hero worship she receives.

      • Kaligula says:

        No one is in the same category as Michael, that’s the thing. Best there ever was, best there ever will be. Beyonce is a star, a beautiful supernova star whose work is sometimes really good and cool, but the limits of her talent are plain to see. The limitlessness of MJ’s talent was even plainer to see and is only more evident as time goes on.

  27. d says:

    Do chords ring? Hm.

  28. Louise177 says:

    I actually like Katy’s performances. She fun. She’s not going to do anything to attack Taylor. That’s something the tabloids drummed up. The funny thing is that’s something Taylor is known to do not Katy.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Jaws dropping, faces melting, ears bleeding. No thanks.

  30. Lucky Charm says:

    I can’t explain the dress. At least she has sense enough to root for the winning team. Go Seattle!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  31. lucy says:

    Could not care less, and not gonna watch. Have fun the rest of you who do!

  32. Scooter says:

    Melt faces, eh? What’s she going to do, open the Ark of the Covenant?

  33. blu_ says:


  34. lisa2 says:

    I’m enjoying the show.. I think Katy is doing a great job.. lots of production work.. And down time.

    Some may not agree, but I think this is a good show.. and for all ages. Not too sexual.. great mix..
    Congrats to her.. good job Katy..

    • Cricket says:

      Agreed, entertaining and family friendly. Loved the Liam Neeson commercial too.. Lion, no it’s Liam

  35. Abby_J says:

    Katy Perry was fine, but Missy Elliott MADE that halftime show. LOVE her!

    Also, what happened to poor Lenny Kravitz? He was on for like 2 minutes.

  36. Veruca Salt says:

    My face was left unmelted, my jaw not dropped. Yawn.

    I’m on a drone. I have styrofoam stars on my head, there are fireworks, because this is my song, I dunno if you’ve heard it, it’s called, “Firework.” I am the most literal person ever.

    Her “flaming dress” while she rode on the mechanical lion was like a tacky wannabe Hunger Games entrance, I was thinking she wanted to be Katniss Everdeen so bad but maybe I was just over reading it or whatever but seconds later, she performs onstage in her “flame dress” with fire surrounding her with none other than… CINNA.

    Katy Perry’s show was a poor man’s Yo Gabba Gabba. She shouldn’t get praised for her performance. However, the PRODUCTION team and Stage Director should. Basically, she needs a lot of hoopla and good dancers and props and fireworks so it can conceal and make up for the talent she is very much lacking. Very expensive to maintain her image, it would be a lot cheaper to bring in a performer with actual talent, and fairer to more talented people too.

    MISSY, HOWEVER BROUGHT IT! Katy Perry was so embarrassing grunting her way through the performance and I was wishing she would just SHUT UP while Missy was performing.

  37. Andrea says:

    Maybe its because I am 33, but Katy, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé all bored me with their halftime shows. Maybe it is because I am not a fan of any (although some of Katy’s are catchy occasionally when I haven’t heard them on repeat on the radio). Overall, best Super Bowl halftimes were U2 and Prince.

    • Veruca Salt says:

      I thought among the three Bruno did it best. The dancing, the drumming, the singing, MMFF! Truly talented guy. 🙂 I just hated the RHCP part though because their sounds didn’t mesh and it was awkward.

  38. Lindy79 says:

    It was meh, all style very little substance. I miss the days when bands would perform.
    Also Roar gives me stabby feelings

  39. Liz says:

    Her performance was horrible! Why were Lenny and Missy even there? They’re so not relevant anymore. I thought it sucked.

  40. Mzizkrizten says:

    I was into the show. I thought Lenny singing Katy’s song was cute. I love Missy and I was dancing to her set. The sharks were adorable. It was family friendly for once. Good all around.

  41. scout says:

    I liked Missy better. Lenny was there, yeah, so was Katy and her props. Meh..