Music News: Katy Perry to Play the Super Bowl, but did she Pay?

Katy PerryEarlier in the year we reported that the powers to be in the NFL were looking to charge artist to perform during the Super Bowl. They went as far as asking the artist to sign a contract that would pay the NFL residual money because of all the exposure you gain after playing the Super Bowl.
Today it was announced that Katy Perry will perform that slot according to Billboard. Perry’s performance has been speculated since August after the National Football League had reportedly shortlisted her along with Coldplay and Rihanna, who saw the use of her song “Run This Town” with Jay-Z axed in a segment during the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.
So did Katy pay? In response, appearing on ESPN’s College Game Day this past Saturday, Perry said, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”
With previous speculation, Billboard reported a number of good reasons for Perry to play the big stage, including her current hits, her (mostly) family-friendly catalog, and her international popularity (her 58.1 million Twitter followers make her the most popular presence on the social site).

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