Although the official announcement from B’s camp isn’t expected until Wednesday, a source has confirmed to the Associated Press that Mrs. Carter will perform at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, scheduled for February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
No word yet on whether there will be guest appearances during her set, but early reports point at husband Jay-Z as well as Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland as top choices. MTV News’ calls to Beyoncé’s camp were not returned by press time.
This year’s Super Bowl included a blowout performance from Madonna, with guests Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo, LMFAO and M.I.A., who caused uproar by flipping the bird while onstage. We’re pretty sure B will keep things PG.
This will mark Beyoncé’s first halftime performance, but she did sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her native Houston, when the New England Patriots took on and defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Her most recent performance was at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where she joined Jay-Z for his final show after an eight-night run.