Katy Perry Reveals She’s Studying Beyonce For Superbowl Performance Tips

Published: Friday 30th Jan 2015 by Rashad
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“She’s like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty.”

The quote above was pulled from Billboard’s recent sit down with pop sex kitten Katy Perry as she readies her highly anticipated Super Bowl showing (February 1st) by studying the 2013 outing of Beyonce.

Following in the top-rated, show-stopping footsteps of Madonna, Bey, and Bruno Mars, the ‘Dark Horse’ diva knows that pressure is riding high for her to match or surpass their epic performances.  To at least put her best foot forward, Katy shared that she’s consulted (in one way or the other) her most recent halftime show predecessors and is using a number of tricks to prepare for this Sunday.

Check out some of them below:

Via Billboard:

“1. Texting Bruno Mars for Insider Tips
For your pleasure, Katy Perry’s full text to previous Super Bowl performer Bruno Mars, which she shared with Billboard:

“Hello, exclusive Super Bowl club member! I was wondering if you are in L.A. at all this month and would have tea with a sister who is about to throw up with nervousness re: [football emoji]. I’ve heard about your process through our managers, but am wondering if you had more insight on important things like, spray tan the night before or three nights before? JK, or maybe not!”

2. Studying Super Bowl Masters Beyonce & Madonna
The pop star is reviewing past halftime show performances from Madonna andBeyonce. Perry says she appreciates that they kept the songs “about the catalog” versus new material, and she lauded Madonna’s “‘graphic effects.” As for Beyonce, Perry gushes, “She brought so much strength, so much sassiness and just the right amount of sex.” But let’s be clear: Katy knows she won’t reach Beyonce levels during the Bowl. “She’s like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty.

5. Choosing the Right Guests
As with most of the country, Perry is aware of past Super Bowl controversies involving Janet Jackson and M.I.A.‘s middle finger. “You can’t control other people, and hopefully they’re on the same path with you,” Perry says of her guest list, which includes Lenny Kravitz and an unnamed “throwback” female. “My special guests don’t have any agenda other than the music.”

Read the full list here.

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  1. Yonce January 30, 2015

    At least you know Beyonce is above you. Still I can’t wait to see if you will either impress me or bring on your boring live performance as usual. But I think you will do the latter.

  2. gilbert January 30, 2015

    I just watched her press conference and I have to say that I’m pretty excited to see her performance even though I’m not a fan of her. Obviously we won’t be getting outstanding vocals, choreography and showmanship like Beyonce’s but I am positive that she is going to make everyone happy and have a great time. I think the highlight of her performance is going to be her gigantic production and spectacular props. It’s sad that she has to rely on those things to make a memorable show, but nonetheless kudos to you Ms. Perry! I’ll be looking forward to your performance 🙂

  3. Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

    Aww that was sweet of Katy to say. Beyonce is truly iconic. The Greatest Performer of All Time!!

    • beelow January 30, 2015


      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        What about him? May he rest in peace

    • LB January 30, 2015

      You better stan Prismatic

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        I’m not a fan of Katy’s. I didn’t buy her album. 😉

      • LB January 30, 2015

        Sure you didn’t Prismatic, Skyfall already put that bed to rest.

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        *Yawns* ya’ll still trying to make that happen? lmao

      • LB January 30, 2015

        But it happened, and all I saw was a pot full of tea from Prismatic, with those lipton tea receipts whilst you had, well….nothing.

        Stan Prismatic

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        The only thing that happened was the troll getting clocked for not having my email. Which was more than likely Skyfall 😉 It’s old now. Move on hun

      • LB January 30, 2015

        But you didn’t clock Skyfall, Skyfall had receipts, you didn’t.

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        Please tell me what receipts Skyfall had dear? I’m curios to know

      • LB January 30, 2015

        You can go back and look at them, Sam hasn’t taken the story down.

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        Are you talking about this post, where the troll(Skyfag) was unable to change it’s email avi to my avi of ME because it’s not on google? kii Ok gurl


  4. beelow January 30, 2015

    Yessss U betta stan for the head negress maid perry!!! Beyonce is the greatest female performer ALIVE. …Bow Down

    • KING RIH January 30, 2015

      janet and Ciara arent dead ho…

      • Tyler January 30, 2015

        Janets a legend in her own right. As for Ciara, well, she might be the best Whisperer of ALL TIME but Beyonce has a substantial amount of singing AND dancing talent. OVERALL she’s a better performer. So bye!

  5. martin miller January 30, 2015

    From a Beehive member I say to you Katy Perry, THANK YOU for your acknowledgement! Wishing you a Stellar Performance at this years bowl!!!

  6. LB January 30, 2015

    But there are better people you can study Mzz Perry, like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince..but I guess Beyonce is a good choice. I mean she does put on a good show when the mic is off.

    That said, I will be watching and getting my life from this “performance”, not from your ability to perform, but from your ability to struggle with them stiff moves on stage, break a leg b****.

    Let’s just hope you’ll look good whilst putting on that disaster horror circus on that Superbowl stage, you’re a fine a$s girl, thank God for that.

    • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

      Well she definitely won’t find any inspiration studying Rihanna, but I agree those are superb performers as well. All apart of the legendary “Super Bowl Club” 😉

      • LB January 30, 2015

        I like how you look out for your fav Prismatic, it is always comforting to know that you are like hydrogenated butter, fake and simple.

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        and i like how you’re always attached to my nuts, like a string of hair. You can shave it but it always comes back

      • LB January 30, 2015

        I would like to know how Beyonce feels having you attached to her booty hole like an ass hair, I mean no matter how much she wipes, she just cannot get rid of the s***.

      • Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

        You should be able to tell me. You’ve been a resident of her asshole for years “Mrs. Beyonce’s Weave” Your old name…right?

      • LB January 30, 2015

        But you’ve taken up residency there and judging from the stench amount of s*** coming from your direction

    • Valerie January 30, 2015

      Gurl bye MJs mic was off was more than Beyonce #FailShade

  7. MariahIsMusic1 January 30, 2015

    Bey’s performance was legendary so I don’t blame her.

  8. MariahIsMusic1 January 30, 2015

    Beyonce energy & power alone was unreal. She sang live & slayed the choreography effortlessly.

  9. FutureCIARA January 30, 2015

    I think Katy will do great, she just needs to stop overthinking it. And leave the bubble gum queen club songs at home this time and bring in the ANTHEMS!

    She has great anthems, Firework being the biggest! That should be her closing number, it also wouldn’t be a bad idea to have like a handful of multiple guest appearances. I wouldn’t mind seeing Kanye help her out with ET, Snoop would definitely be nice for California Girls (etc.)

    I will watching and judging, but if she fuks it up, she must sashay away. They will not allow her into the elite SuperBowl club.

    I just really miss JANET this time of year! And I hate her for making us wait for new music.

  10. FutureCIARA January 30, 2015

    If this ho3 don’t get nothing else right, her stage costumes better SLAY!!!!

  11. LB January 30, 2015

    Hey Joe, can we have a TGJ Replay on this, it popped up on my playlist and I am getting my everlasting life

  12. DanYiel Teflon January 30, 2015

    Not going to watch although my team was beat & it sucks!! “Dallas Cowboys”….SEATTLE SEAHAWKS better WIN!!

  13. britneyraycarey January 30, 2015

    I think she has something fun up her sleeve, but I still think it’s crazy how much the Superbowl halftime has degraded.. like, they went from queen of pop, to queen of this generation, to JT’s lesser, and now we have… Katy. This is atrocious! Rihanna should have done it! It would have been perfect to kick off her new era.

  14. CT January 30, 2015

    And Im studying Mariah and Madinosaur to prepare myself to read her for filth on febuary 1st…

  15. KING RIH January 30, 2015

    Katy Katy Katy, study the legends; not some1 who’s been doing the same choreo since 2003.

    • Tyler January 30, 2015

      I’d rather her study Beyonce as opposed to someone who needed Jay-z ‘s verse and Chris Brown fist just to become relevant.

      • KING RIH January 30, 2015

        GGGB would have still sold if Jays wack ass verse wasnt on Umbrella. Not only that, but GGGB had already sold 7 plus million before that incident. I wonder how much you favs past albums would have sold had she not STOLEN all those songs/writing credits.

      • Valerie January 30, 2015

        What kind of stupid theory^

  16. Stephy. January 30, 2015

    I CANNOT wait to see this Basic-Ness. She better bring the best visuals ever. Cause Chile…….

  17. Valerie January 30, 2015

    Yep thats right studty the Queen! Welcome to the elite Superbowl club Katy! I think she’ll put on a great fun pop performance tbh.

  18. carlitos January 30, 2015

    I bet your bottom dollar that her surprise female guest is Alanis Morissette. 😉


      How? The susprise female guest is a “has-been” rapper. However, chile, I got my life with “Jagged Little Pill.” That white Canadian woman can make some good music. too bad she’s irrelevant now and already reached her peak before 2000.

  19. SippingmyTea January 30, 2015

    Aww the Beyonce reference was cute cause she is a great performer.. I like Katy Perry she is so fun.. Not the best vocals but her songs give me life.. I can’t wait for the halftime show tho.. The songs I really wanna hear are firework and darkhorse.. this weekend shall be interesting..

  20. african music lover January 30, 2015

    Imagine the meltdowns if she scores higher ratings than beyonce..

  21. The Great Lacefronce. January 30, 2015

    Bruno’s was better than Beyonces, maybe if she hadn’t already performed those same TIRED songs a million times it would’ve been better but instead it bored the GREAT LACEFRONCE

    • Valerie January 30, 2015

      Says a Rihgoat fan

  22. HYISY January 30, 2015

    Same lame drags. I’d rather her study Beyonce rather than Riha..oh wait!She wouldn’t have anything to study! You trying to shade Beyonce in the performance category,but Stan for Rihanna,can’t make this stuff up!

  23. JOHNVIDAL January 30, 2015

    LOLOL it´s not that Beyonce is obviously better than her. It´s that every-f******-body is better than her. Such basicness. It will be hilarious, either that or everything will be totally lipped and the theatrics used will be the biggest ever.

  24. TheElusiveLamb January 30, 2015

    Lol. IDK why she’s studying Beyoncé when her talent level isn’t 1/4 of B’s, but I’m here to see what she brings.

  25. Mark111 January 30, 2015

    It’s going to be very Madonna/BEP. A lot of eye candy and effects to cover up her lack of performance skills. Preety much going to be a candyland game.

  26. SMH January 30, 2015

    Just more confirmation of how tired and boring her show will be, just like she is. An artist with real talent would study the real legends of the stage, Janet and Michael, not their current generation lessors who don’t have half the talent those two have, which is why every SB performance is measured by theirs, and Janet is the trending topic on social media every year no matter who is performing. The bar has truly been lowered for this generation, if the bar even exists anymore. No thanks. I’ll be looking forward to the NBA all star game which will have some REAL entertainment.

    • LDN Chick January 30, 2015

      Awww you seem mad because Beyonce is an undeniable ultimate performer up there with the greats and eveyone knows. Seethe baby seethe!

  27. MisdamenorFan January 30, 2015

    She’s bringing out a legend. Missy Elliott. Enuf said

  28. LDN Chick January 30, 2015

    Im glad Katy knows Beyonce is her superior!

  29. Theman January 30, 2015

    Besides Beyonce’s passion & energy she delivered the same performance. They give that girl so much extra credit for nothing. Janet & Madonna’s show were way more interesting.. She doesn’t need to compare herself to anyone else.. Just do her absolute best !!!! She’s cool, she has the fun songs..

    • LDN Chick January 30, 2015

      No she does not. Stop being a f****** hater! It’s always the same people being negative towards Beyonce when stuff like this shows the truth will set you free. Beyonce has iconic choreography she is recognized for in Single Ladies and Crazy In love which ANY artist would put in if they had, doesn’t mean all her performances are the same.

  30. Theman January 30, 2015

    Also, she can sing good enough.

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