Lady Gaga has been confirmed as the headliner at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the “Perfect Illusion” singer is ecstatic about the stint.
In an interview with Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio on Monday, Gaga said she hopes to make the audience feel connected to her as much as she can during the performance. The singer also said that she will “push the envelope” with her performance, but viewers should not expect a show that is as extravagant as the ones she has been known for.
“In some ways, I want to lightly lick the envelope, hop inside, close it, write my name on it, and the thing is that I really just want to be there for football fans because that’s what I’m hired to do,” Gaga said.
Gaga confirmed her stint via a tweet on Sept. 30, saying: “It’s not an illusion. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!”
Prior to the confirmation, there had already been rumors that the singer will perform during the show. The NFL, however, denied Gaga’s involvement in the show at first. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, an NFL representative said the rumors were “not true” and that “nothing has changed” from the decision they previously announced.
Apart from the performance, Gaga’s fans can also look forward to her upcoming album, titled “Joanne.” The record was named in honor of Gaga’s paternal aunt, who died of lupus at the age of 19.
Speaking of how she wants people to react to her album, Gaga told E! News, “I kept envisioning this girl in the middle of the country somewhere crying her eyes out in the field with a drink in her hand and her kid in the other, going, ‘I can’t believe that Lady Gaga understands how I feel.’”
Gaga’s new album will be out in stores Oct. 21. Her Super Bowl performance will happen next year.