Beyoncé recently confirmed that she no longer plans to appear in Clint Eastwood’s remake of “A Star is Born,” citing too many scheduling conflicts as the problem. With no announced album, tour or scheduled performances, fans were unclear about what the conflicts were, but one of them is probably preparing for her 2013 Super Bowl halftime performance.
A source told The Associated Press on Tuesday (October 16) that Mrs. Carter will perform at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, scheduled for February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and the singer herself confirmed the news on her website with a post titled “Countdown to Touchdown.”
No word yet on whether there will be guest appearances during her set.
This year’s Super Bowl included a blowout performance from Madonna, with guests Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo, LMFAO and M.I.A., who caused uproar by flipping the bird while onstage . We’re pretty sure B will keep things PG.
This will mark Beyoncé’s first halftime performance, but she did sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her native Houston, when the New England Patriots took on and defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Her most recent performance was at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where she joined Jay-Z for his final show after an eight-night run.