If you were cognizant of the 2001 Super Bowl performance in Tampa, then you remember how utterly insane it was (in the best way). The show featured *NSYNC, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige, Nelly and, of course, Britney Spears (wearing her unforgettable arm sock). The whole show was a music battle royale, and it was an iconic 12 minutes which could never be replicated.
Well, unless Britney gets her wish to do another Super Bowl halftime show, that is.
According to “inside sources,” Britney’s team is eager to get her back onstage at the Super Bowl, and are coordinating all sorts of “secret discussions” with advertising and television executives who have ties to Super Bowl LII.
“Britney has made it clear to her team that it is a dream to perform at a Super Bowl,” an insider told the New York Daily News. “She has the hits package and appeal to be a headliner.”
Now, to be clear: taking meeting means nothing in terms of actual promises or deals. People are (somewhat understandably) still a bit concerned about Brit and whether or not her star power has been tarnished. As the New York Daily News reports:
We’re told that the success of her Las Vegas residency, which started in December 2013 and will wrap at the end of the year, has proven the “Baby One More Time” singer to be commercially and emotionally stable enough to perform for millions at the NFL’s biggest showcase. Spears has also made the case that she can still sing, which has been questioned … Earlier this month, Spears wowed audiences in Singapore when she dedicated an impressive a cappella rendition of “Happy Birthday” to her bodyguard that set the internet afire. Throughout her career, Spears has been dogged with accusations of lip-syncing, which she has largely denied. However, she has confessed to using supporting “playback” vocals during exhausting dance numbers.
So, while a Britney Spears Super Bowl return may very well be in the works, executives may require some convincing before that actually happens. But hey — at least the meetings are taking place! That’s something!
Meanwhile, I will stand by and wait patiently for the return of Britney and her arm sock. It’s really all I can do at this point.