Madonna will be the half time entertainment at the Super Bowl.
Consider that when comparing her career to Madonna’s, Jackson has been far less controversial outside of her revealing too much in a Super Bowl XXXVIII show with Justin Timberlake. Madonna has been never one to shy away from controversy, as she has used her concert tours, music videos, movies and books to push the envelope. So it’s interesting the NFL would be OK with the star of “Truth or Dare,” “Justify My Love,” “Body of Evidence” and the author of “Sex” representing its brand in the biggest brand.
Where Madonna does fit in with other recent Super Bowl halftime performers, such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, is that at 53, she’s a veteran of the industry where she can belt out a medley of her least controversial chart hits. A hipper, current choice would have been Lady Gaga, but Madonna is simply a safer older version. One thing is for sure—if Madonna digs her old oversized cone-shaped bra out of her closet, the FCC can probably rest assured she will remain well covered.