Missy Elliott's ready to work it — at the Super Bowl! The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning rapper will join Katy Perry for Super Bowl XLIX's halftime performance on Feb. 1, a source confirms to Us Weekly. Lenny Kravitz is also slated to perform at halftime during the game in Phoenix.
Perry, 30, hinted at Elliott's involvement in the big show during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 29, telling Us she's "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," Perry — who worked with Elliott, 43, on the remix of Perry's 2011 hit "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" — hinted.
While exact details of the song list are being kept under wraps, Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On," "Work It" and "Scream a.k.a. Itchin'" are award-winning tunes that would get the crowd pumping at University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
All Perry will say about her 12-minute routine is that it'll draw on her admiration of past halftime show performers like Beyonce 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 Beyonce, 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.
Her performance, Perry hints, will definitely make for Monday morning water-cooler talk. "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," the "Roar" singer told Us. "It's going to be wild out there!"
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