Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Gig Must Pay A LOT


Madonna will be performing as the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012. NBC confirmed the long-rumored news tonight during halftime of its Sunday Night Football broadcast. Sure, as a lifelong Madonna-wanna, I'm super excited about the news now that I have something to look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday, other than simply a steady stream of salami rolls being inhaled. However, it also feels a little off. Madonna at the Super Bowl -- weeeeeeird ...

Madonna is so very cool, so stylish and impeccably dressed at every turn, so very above the football-loving fray, it's just not making much sense to me. Tailgate parties, hot dogs, men with faces painted in a not-beautiful way, these are just not things I associate with Madge. I'm just guessing the gig must pay pretty damn well or something.


Let's face it. The performer paycheck has got to be dang good for the halftime slot on Super Bowl Sunday. All those big-money advertisements on the network, big ticket prices, $9 hot dogs -- the whole she-bang is a giant spendfest. Over the years, the gig has also drawn in big-name performers like Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (a halftime show NO ONE will ever forget), as well as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. These performers, I'm sure, totally demand the dough.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty positive Madonna has enough money to last for all of our lifetimes and then some, but I'm also willing to bet that these days she's only going to take a gig that packs a punch and pays her like $1 million a half hour or whatever. Madonna knows what's she worth, and I'm sure she demands it.

So that's all I can figure. It's an easy, well-paying gig -- otherwise, I don't think Madonna would find herself singing and dancing on football field.

Super Bowl XLVI takes place on Feb. 5, 2012 in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Are you surprised Madonna's going to perform on Super Bowl Sunday, or does she seem like a shoe-in for the job?


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