Over the previous few years particularly, I’ve began paying extra consideration to sports activities. I discover that sports activities gossip is loads like movie star and style gossip, solely sports activities gossip has the gloss of “actual information” as a result of it’s principally males doing the gossiping. Nonetheless, at this level, I solely actually care about basketball and tennis. I don’t care about soccer and I actually don’t care concerning the Tremendous Bowl. However I’ll watch it due to this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl Half-Time present, which I really feel can be gloriously messy. Woman Gaga is that this 12 months’s Half-Time performer and my greatest concern proper now remains to be “Is Gaga on the level the place her followers and Tremendous Bowl followers overlap within the VENN diagram of fandoms?” That’s the reason I feel it’s going to be messy – as a result of Gaga is all “you’re all my Little Monsters!” and the Tremendous Bowl viewers goes to be “who?” However because it seems, there’s numerous NFL gossip about Gaga’s efficiency and whether or not or not she’s going to attempt to do or say one thing political. And extra.
When Woman Gaga hits the Tremendous Bowl stage, no less than one topic can be off limits: Politics. A supply near the halftime present tells ET, “Woman Gaga was informed by the NFL that she can’t say something or convey something up concerning the election, or point out Donald Trump.”
A rep for the NFL calls this “nonsense from folks making an attempt to fire up controversy the place there’s none. The Tremendous Bowl is a time when folks actually come collectively. Gaga is concentrated on placing collectively a tremendous present for followers and we love working together with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this.”
As for a report that Gaga is plotting a doubtlessly harmful efficiency, aiming to sing from the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium, ET’s supply says that hypothesis about slicing a gap within the roof are inaccurate.
“The roof at NRG Stadium is retractable,” they stated, “so I’m undecided why they would wish to chop a gap within the roof.”
Concerning the rumors, a consultant for the NFL stated: “Individuals should wait and see what we now have in retailer – we by no means touch upon hypothesis concerning the present as a result of there’s a lot misinformation that surfaces. However we’re assured Woman Gaga will placed on an incredible present for followers.”
One factor followers also needs to count on is a particular visitor performer, although there’s no phrase but on who that may be.
“She is having a visitor be part of her throughout a tune,” ET’s supply confirms, noting that it’s been “powerful getting a visitor to signal on. Two artists stated no after they have been requested to affix her.”
ET means that Gaga may need requested or can be asking Beyonce to carry out. Whereas a Bey look will surely perk issues up, I doubt Bey will do it. Proper? Why would Bey do it once more? She already strutted her Black Panther Realness final 12 months after we all bought in FORMATION. Nonetheless, I feel it’s humorous (in a imply approach) that Gaga has apparently already approached two different artists and so they’ve turned her down. I’m wondering…
As for Gaga avoiding politics… if I used to be accountable for the NFL, I might actively encourage Gaga to say or do one thing political. The backlash can be superb and it might no less than be an iconic second, good or dangerous. Now my huge fear is that Gaga’s efficiency is simply going to be mundane, Bey-free, politics-free and completely boring.
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