Report: Katy Perry won't pay for Super Bowl halftime performance
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Katy Perry has reportedly stayed true to her word about not paying to perform in the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show.

The singer will have an arrangement similar to that of recent halftime performers like Bruno Mars and Beyoncé: the NFL won't pay her, but will cover the show's production costs, according to Forbes's Zack O'Malley Greenburg.

Hannah Karp of the Wall Street Journal reported in August that the league was asking potential acts whether they would be willing to donate a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour earnings to the NFL or make another type of financial contribution in exchange for their halftime performance.

"They were sort of like, 'Why are we doing this when somebody's probably willing to pay for that access point?'" Paul Swangard, director of the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, told O'Malley Greenburg.

However, Perry made it clear during an appearance on ESPN's "College GameDay" in October that she was not interested in paying to perform. 

"I'm not the type of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl," she said.

While Perry won't be getting paid for her performance either, she should experience a spike in sales as a result. In the days following his 2014 Super Bowl halftime show – which was the most-watched ever – Bruno Mars soared to the top of the iTunes sales charts.  

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