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August 19, 2014

Is the NFL asking Rihanna, Coldplay, Katy Perry to pay to play at Super Bowl?

A story in the Wall Street Journal says the NFL has asked artists to pay for playing at halftime of the Super Bowl.

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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

The Super Bowl halftime show has evolved from a time-killing event to a full-fledged event.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars were the halftime act this year, and they followed the likes of Beyonce, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.

The NFL apparently thinks the halftime show is lucrative for the artists, as well. In that article, the Wall Street Journal reported that the NFL has asked artists under consideration for the show to pay to play, according to people familiar with the matter.

Perry, who is playing the Sprint Center on Tuesday night, and the other artists apparently were unhappy with this idea. Who can blame them?

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