Katy Perry Holds Super Bowl Press Conference, Promises “Lighthearted” Half Time Performance: 13 Pics

Bradley Stern | January 30, 2015 10:13 am
Katy Perry Preps For Super Bowl
What on earth is Katy Perry going to pull out of her whipped cream cans for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Katy Perry‘s been tasked with what will be one of the most-watched performances of her career: The NFL Super Bowl XLIX halftime show.

And, in the grand tradition of all the artists that have come before her, the Prism princess held a press conference to discuss the upcoming performance with the media — and also Thin Mint cookies. And her dog. And take selfies. And a million other things, too.

“I don’t think I’m so much of an expert on the game of football, but I think I can assure everyone that nothing in my performance will be deflated,” Perry sassed while talking to reporters, referencing the recent #Deflategate controversy. She also teased a little bit about what to expect from her performance, which she describes as “lighthearted” — including some rather unusual, uh, props: “I think I’m probably the only person in Super Bowl halftime history that will ever bring both a lion and sharks to the show.” And a surprise guest! (Who we now know to reportedly be Missy Elliott.) She also made another sassy football reference — “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” — in reference to player Marshawn Lynch.

For a pop princess, she sure charmed the sports crowd! Are you excited for her performance? Watch her full press conference down below, and check out a bunch of shots from the media event up top.