Katy Perry Got Wild at the Super Bowl with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott
Katy Perry made an impressive entrance for her Super Bowl performance in Arizona on Sunday, riding in on an animatronic lioness.
The pop star performed Roar as puppeteers maneuvered the huge metal beast.
Wearing a fiery flame two-piece dress, Perry then performed Dark Horse before introducing Lenny Kravitz for a rocking rendition of “I Kissed a Girl.”
The singer then switched styles and dresses for bubblegum pop takes on Teenage Dream and California Girls, surrounded by dancing sharks, beach balls and palm trees.
Rapper Missy Elliott, who had been touted as Perry’s special mystery guest, then hit the stage to perform her hits Get Ur Freak On, Work It and Lose Control with the headliner and a small army of Tron-like neon-outfitted dancers.
Perry then closed her 12-minute set with a stunning version of her hit Firework as she was hoisted high into the sky above the University of Phoenix Stadium stage, while pyrotechnics lit up the sky above the arena.
The set ended with Perry yelling, “Thank you and God bless America.”
The Super Bowl was a star-studded affair – Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Kenny Chesney, Sir Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler and Kevin Hart were all spotted in the crowd, as was Chris Pratt, who bet on the outcome game with his fellow Marvel superhero Chris Evans.
Evans won the challenge when his New England Patriots beat Pratt’s Seattle Seahawks, and now the Guardians of the Galaxy star will visit a children’s hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.