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'You stay off the internet for five days afterwards' - Katy Perry on Superbowl performance and NFL 'red tape'

Katy Perry at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images
Katy Perry at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images
Katy Perry performs during the Super Bowl (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artists Katy Perry and Missy Elliott perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Recording artists Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Katy Perry performed at the Super Bowl (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Katy Perry throws a football at a halftime news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Katy Perry poses with a football at a halftime news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Singer Katy Perry did not get paid to play at the Superbowl last Sunday – the NFL just covered her expenses for the gig.
Katy Perry and creative director Baz Halpin, the man behind her halftime Super Bowl show. Pic Baz Halpin Instagram.
Clare Cullen

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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.

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“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.”

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Perry reportedly did not get paid to perform at the half-time show, with the NFL just covering the expenses involved in the performance.

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