'You stay off the internet for five days afterwards' - Katy Perry on Superbowl performance and NFL 'red tape'
In Elle magazine, the singer opened up about the "red tape" around her performance in the NFL Superbowl.
Perry says that in order to perform at the Superbowl, she was forced to relinquish some of her famous control.
“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.”
She explained that each Superbowl halftime show requires a lot of approval by various stakeholders.
“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.”
“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".
Speaking to Elle magazine, Perry revealed that she stayed away from the internet following the Superbowl Halftime Show, which was the most watched TV event in history.
"Anyone that's ever done it has been scared sh**less... You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”
Perry reportedly did not get paid to perform at the half-time show, with the NFL just covering the expenses involved in the performance.