Missy Elliot is reportedly going to “Work It” with Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX's halftime show on Sunday. According to the Associated Press, an anonymous tipster revealed that the Grammy-award winning rapper is slated to make a “surprise appearance” during the pop star’s highly anticipated performance on Feb. 1.
The "Roar" singer seemed to confirm Missy's participation in the show during a press conference on Thursday (Jan. 29), in which she revealed that her performance would feature an “old-school” artist and “real female fun.”
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“When you hear the first ring of the chord, I think jaws will drop and faces will melt,” said the 30-year-old songstress.
Meanwhile, 43-year-old Missy hasn’t released an album since 2005’s The Cookbook, though she’s guest-starred on a number of tracks – including a remix of Katy’s song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in 2011.
Some of the rapper and producer's biggest hits include “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control.”
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Lenny Kravitz will also take the stage during Katy’s set, with fans speculating that the pair will do a duet of “American Woman.” (When asked specifically if the pair were going to perform the song, Katy coyly replied, “We’ll see.”)
In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, the pop singer revealed she was nervous ahead of her 12-and-a-half-minute performance ("This is the biggest event of my career,” she said), but that her year-long Prismatic World Tour has left her well prepared.
Still, even veteran pop stars like Katy can use a bit of advice ahead of the Super Bowl. The singer even reached out to last year's headliner, Bruno Mars, sending him a text message that read:
“Hello, exclusive Super Bowl club member! I was wondering if you are in L.A. at all this month and would have tea with a sister who is about to throw up with nervousness re: [football emoji]. I've heard about your process through our managers, but am wondering if you had more insight on important things like, spray tan the night before or three nights before? JK, or maybe not!”
Super Bowl XLIX airs live on Sunday at 6:30 pm on Global / NBC.