Will Lady Gaga go off on Trump at Super Bowl?
The 30-year-old pop star will take center stage for 13-minutes during Sunday’s showdown between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and bookmakers are not convinced she won’t use it to make a statement against the 45th President.
Days before the election, she lashed out at Melania Trump in a tweet, calling the president “one of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed.”
Nevertheless, oddsmakers are only narrowly predicting that controversy will be skirted on Sunday.
Other wagers include whether she will wear a pink hat in spirit with the recent global Women’s March (offering a higher payout of $3.25), whether she will wear an “I voted Hillary” T-shirt ($26), whether her hair will be a color other than blonde ($3.4) and finally whether she will show up on stage stark naked (a long shot at $101).
For the most part, the NFL halftime show has avoided controversy, save for Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004, and more recently M.I.A’s offensive hand gesture to the cameras during Madonna’s performance in 2012.
For her part, the singer is not revealing details about her performance, but did deny a rumor that Beyonce, who just announced her pregnancy with twins, would join her.
“The only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career,” she said at her press conference on Thursday.
“I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality, and that the spirit of this country is one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will uphold those philosophies.”
“I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America,” she added. “You’ll have to ask America when it’s over.”