Pop star Katy Perry performed Sunday at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, causing “fireworks” while sharing the stage with singer Lenny Kravitz and special guest Missy Elliott.
First appearing atop a large tiger operated by men in black suits, Perry, clad in a fire-themed ensemble, kicked off her performance with “Roar.” She then dismounted and performed “Dark Horse,” surrounded by dancers in metallic outfits. Kravitz joined her next for a provocative hard rock performance of “I Kissed a Girl,” complete with pyrotechnics in the background.
After Kravitz exited the stage, Perry launched into “Teenage Dream” followed by a quick outfit change — a red, white, yellow, and blue miniskirt — before getting into “California Gurls” when she was surrounded by dancers dressed as sharks and beach balls, and others in bathing suits.
Elliott joined Perry on stage in an all-black outfit, singing a snippet of “Get Ur Freak on.” Perry, this time wearing an oversized black, sparkly football jersey, sang “Work It” and “Lose Control” with Elliott.
At the conclusion of the duo’s performance, Perry was standing alone on a black stage in a floor-length metallic dress. While singing “Firework,” she began to float upward, carried by a shooting star-shaped platform. Fireworks soared out of the star and above the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the game was played in Glendale, Ariz.
The halftime show was sponsored by Pepsi.
During Super Bowl media day, Perry said, “I can assure you that nothing about my performance will be deflated.” It was estimated that more than 100 million people would watch the Super Bowl.
Watch the halftime performance below: