Katy Perry Ready To Perform Female Empowerment Anthems At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

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You guys, it’s not the first time we’ve seen a badass female performer tear down the house during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Beyonce and Destiny’s Child in 2013 anyone? In 2015 Katy Perry plans to up the stakes and bring her slew of female empowerment anthems to the state to show everyone whats up.

It seems like a strategic move on behalf of the NFL as 2014 was a year they were dogged with number of domestic violence cases which left a bad taste in the mouth of many conflicted fans. So was Katy Perry chosen to put a positive spin on what has been happening?

The significance is not lost on the pop star herself who acknowledges that the domestic violence issue was a big deal.

“It wasn’t an image problem, it was a problem,” she said in an interview. “We were all watching and asking ourselves questions about what this year would mean. But I think that the problem that the NFL is dealing with is a global problem … we need to work out — or educate people on.”

In October 2014 the NFL released an anti-domestic violence PSA featuring some of their most prominent players who in unison declared they were saying “no more” to this crime and plan to change attitudes and get to the root of the problem, not just deal with the issues that have already happened.

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It may seem like somewhat of a “bandaid” or coverup solution to hear a strong female performer sing songs alluding to the greatness of women, but in Katy Perry’s opinion it is not something to just brush off.

“I’m all about female empowerment and uplifting people’s spirits, and people finding their own voice with songs like ‘Roar’ and ‘Firework,’ so maybe there is no better person” for the show. Hopefully I can bring that incredible strength and empowerment to people through the performance.” Oh and FYI she will also be bringing Lenny Kravitz on-stage with her.

With an audience of over 100 million viewers, she is definitely going to send home a powerful message, and hopefully set a positive tone for the year for the NFL.

As for any possible wardrobe malfunctions or on-stage controversies as have dogged the sporting extravaganza in the past Katy will be well-prepared but doesn’t plan to dumb down her sexuality for anyone.

“Everything I’ve done in my career hasn’t been blatant this or that. It’s always with a wink. It’s a soft-serve sexiness,” she said. “My intention is that everyone talks about the music and nothing else. … Sometimes you can’t control other people. But I will control myself.”

Not sure about you guys, but hearing songs like ‘Roar’ and ‘Firework’ on a field where men usually go head-to-head in a rough sport, well that’s just dandy with us! The Super Bowl XLIX goes down Sunday, Feb 1st on NBC, live from University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona.

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