Update: It’s happening! Pepsi confirmed to “Entertainment Tonight” that Queen Bey will be performing on-stage during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on February 7. She’ll join headlining act, Coldplay, presumably to belt out “Hymn for the Weekend,” a new track from the Chris Martin-fronted band that also features vocals from Bey.
Original report: Light a candle for the music gods and let us pray that this rumor is true: Apparently Beyoncé and Rihanna are in talks to join Coldplay for the Super Bowl halftime show.
According to an insider source at The Mirror, frontman Chris Martin (noted bestie of Jay Z and Bey) is in “advanced talks” with both singers to join the British rock band on the Super Bowl stage in front of an estimated television audience of 115 million.
“Chris and his band know they’re not typically as showy as recent performers like Katy Perry and Madonna with all the dancers and, while they love a light show, they still want to bring a few surprises out,” a source told The Mirror. “Beyonce and Rihanna are both keen to join in the high-profile ceremony and will add just the spark needed to make it an amazing and unforgettable show.”
It’s not uncommon for Super Bowl performers to have supporting acts join the main show, and in some cases, can even be the highlight of the performance. Remember last year when Katy Perry had Missy Elliot join her last year for a show-stealing guest appearance?
And who could forget when Beyoncé had Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams join her for a Destiny’s Child reunion at the Beyoncé Bowl?