Grammy-winning, multiplatinum rapper Missy Elliott will join Katy Perry for Super Bowl XLIX’s halftime performance on Feb. 1. Lenny Kravitz is also slated to perform at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
During a press conference on Thursday, Perry, 30, hinted at Elliott’s involvement in the big show saying she was “very, very excited” about the “throwback” performer.
“All I can say is that it will be a real female fun night. It’s a bit old-school, but when this person enters the stage and you hear the first ring of the chord, jaws will drop and faces will melt,” she continued.
While exact details of the song list are being kept under wraps, Perry promises that her 12-minute routine will be reminiscent of past performers like Beyoncé and Madonna.
“We’re all going to have a wonderful, fun, not-so-serious time. When I look back at the different performers I admire, like Beyoncé, who, of course, brings that incredible strength and sass and flips her hair like nobody else can; and Madonna, who really brought some incredible graphic design and choreography, I kind of wanted to do a combination of both,” Perry said.
While we imagine Perry and Elliott could conjure up a wide variety of hits to get the crowd jumping, we’d love to get a little taste of Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” and “Scream a.k.a. Itchin’.”