The NFL Would Like Katy Perry, Rihanna, or Coldplay to Pay Them Money to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVIII
Celebrities attend 2014's big game.
The National Football League, a minor organization that you may never have heard of, and one that probably does not have a lot of money in the bank, has reportedly reached out to Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Coldplay with the offer of a lifetime: whoever wants to pay real American dollars can headline the prestigious halftime show in 2015.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the aforementioned acts are at the top of the NFL’s wish list, which makes sense, because all three are wildly popular live performers. While the NFL doesn’t normally pay their halftime acts, asking the acts to pay to perform is a first. It’s an interesting strategy and one that was allegedly met with “a chilly reception” by the artists’ representatives. This also makes sense, because duh. Rihanna gives no phucks, let alone dollars.

Who would you like to see perform at the 2015 Super Bowl? Do you think artists should have to pay to play? Are you at all surprised that this proposition was met with “a chilly reception”? Do you imagine the response was basically just: