By Scott T. Sterling
Not even Eminem‘s infamously bizarre and slack-jawed appearance during halftime of last year’s Michigan-Notre match-up could’ve prepared viewers for the full-blown spectacle that was Katy Perry on College GameDay this past weekend.
Perry showed up to join the ESPN crew on “The Grove,” the legendary tailgating area on the University of Mississippi campus before the Ole Miss Rebels took on hated rivals, the Alabama Crimson Tide, on Saturday (Oct.4). She made the most of her moment, riling up the massive crowd of fans surrounding the set and making some scarily accurate predictions for the college football games of the day.
Before the “Dark Horse” singer went to game, where she cheered for Rebels from the home team’s sideline, Perry was a nonstop whirlwind of fun, inside jokes and more. Here’s a quick rundown of six of her most entertaining moments on the show (watch her entire College GameDay segment here while it lasts).
She arrived with an armed escort bearing a tray of hot toddies – One thing Katy Perry knows is how to make an entrance, and she did so here in grand fashion: surrounded by a cadre of state troopers and bearing drinks for the commentators. The drinks were made in official Ole Miss coffee mugs, of course.
She took a sly dig at Super Bowl halftime performance rumors – When commentator Chris Fowler asked Perry about rumors that she’s in the running to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl, she admitted that “we have had some conversations, and I would be honored, of course.” She also, however, let it be known that “I’m not the type of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl,” an obvious reference to the word that the NFL is looking for next year’s performer to pony up for the privilege.