Pay to Play? NFL Wants Artists to Pay For Super Bowl Halftime Gig

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Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime ShowWhen it comes to the Super Bowl Halftime show, all eyes are on the performers.

Nearly 115 million people watched Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rock the stage last year.

But here’s a little secret — those performers don’t get paid. You could say they get paid with publicity.

The NFL is now taking a bold step and asking future artists to pay the league in order to perform! Either contribute some money or give a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour proceeds.

Seems a bit greedy.

“I think it’s kind of ridiculous for the NFL to be asking for more money. It’s one of the most profitable businesses in the United States,” one fan said.

“I don’t think that’s right. The NFL should be paying THEM to perform,” another fan agreed.

Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay are all being considered for the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, and hopefully the NFL won’t lose out on some of these top acts just to make a little extra money.

Some people will certainly do anything for an extra buck.