Katy Perry and her fireworks inflicted some burns on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Super Bowl press conference. Clad in a long-sleeve royal blue crop top and skirt ensemble with an orange football print, the halftime performer, 30, kicked off the conference, answering the first question, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”
Perry was poking fun at the Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who gave the same answer — “I’m just here so I don’t get fined” — at Tuesday’s NFL Media Day for 30 different reporters’ questions.
Lynch’s media boycott has been widely covered in the sports world. He later declared in a different press conference that he only cares what his family thinks about him, saying, “All week I done told y’all what’s up. I don’t know what story y’all trying to get out of me.”
Perry didn’t stop there, later declaring, “I think I can assure everyone in here that nothing in my performance will be deflated.”
This was yet another jab at the stars of the Sunday, Feb. 1 game. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in the middle of his “Deflategate” scandal. Brady has been accused of deflating footballs to his advantage prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, which secured the Patriots a spot in the Super Bowl.
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