People of the Free World Who Never Watch the Super Bowl, your dreams have been answered! Beyonce is reportedly tapped to be the halftime show performer for this year’s upcoming XXXVIII game, so now you can genuinely participate in the inspired cheering this February (Team Bey, holla), right before flipping back to the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.
A source told The Associated Press, remaining anonymous because the faceless person who wasn’t authorized to reveal the info expected Wednesday could no longer contain their excitement with exploding surely, that the 31-year-old will command the stage of the Superdome on February 3. It’s the first Super Bowl in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
The 16-time Grammy-winning diva will have the testosterone-coursing event trembling in her estrogen goddess shadow where she’s expected to shower her chart-topping hits—“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Run the World (Girls),” “Halo”—over the high profile stage.
Ever since Justin Timberlake reached past Janet Jackson’s exposed nipple to continue extending his idle hand through everyone’s television screens and grab America’s breast (basically what it felt like) in 2004, the powers at be on the Super Bowl Halftime committee have been playing it safer over the years by inviting acts with no breasts to grab.
Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who have taken the stage along with the Black Eyed Peas performing one too many times.
It was only last February that a solo female act since Janet headlined the halftime spectacle—the even more controversial in her hey, girl heyyydey Madonna, which ended up being a noteworthy Hail Mary throw for the Super Bowl that paid off: her show was watched by 114 million, a higher average than the game itself watched by 111.3 million.
It's a huge act to follow. Beyonce will be halftime’s first musician of this Top 40 generation since Britney Spears performed in 2001 and I'm expecting her to go all out—"03 Bonnie & Clyde" with Jay-Z pulling up in an Aston Martin Vanquish, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams dropping in for a Destiny's Child reunion via helicopter, a duet with Blue Ivy, and a weave to end all weaves.
What do you think of this report? Beyonce for the Super Bowl: Is it a touchdown?