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Madonna’s guarantee: No half-time wardrobe malfunction

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 2, 2012 16:27 EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Superstar singer Madonna promised no wardrobe malfunctions for her Super Bowl 46 half-time show, saying she has never worked so hard on preparing for a performance.

The self-styled “Material Girl” promised she would not have a half-time clothing mishap such as the one that took place at the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston and exposed Janet Jackson’s chest to a global television audience.

“Great attention has been paid to my wardrobe,” Madonna said. “There will be no wardrobe malfunctions.”

She will sing three classic songs and a new tune, likely the song “Gimme All Your Love” that will be released on Friday, between halves of Sunday’s NFL championship spectacle between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

“In 25 years of performing, I’ve never worked so hard or been so detail-oriented or freaked out as I have getting the schedule together for the Super Bowl,” Madonna said.

And she plans a production that, while colorful and elaborate, will be family friendly as well.

“The envelope I’m pushing is just for a spectacular show which will entertain all age groups and be a spectacular feast for the eyes,” Madonna said.

The 53-year-old from Bay City, Michigan, who was born Madonna Louise Ciccone dedicated her half-time performance to her father.

“He gave me the work ethic I have,” she said. “Of all the things I’ve done in my life, this will be the thing he is most excited about.

“I’m so excited to be here. I’m really nervous. This is a Midwestern girl’s dream to perform at the Super Bowl half-time.”

Madonna, who is preparing for an upcoming tour, pulled a hamstring while training and rehearsing for the show, and suffered a cut on her nose.

“Lots of tape and ultrasound and warming up,” Madonna said. “I feel like one of the players. But I’m all right. You have to be ready for your game so I rehearse, rehearse, rehearse so I’m ready for anything.”

Madonna was keeping details quiet about any possible guest stars on the elaborate show, which is directed by her long-time collaborator Jamie King in a partnership with Cirque du Soleil.

“I don’t want to blow the surprise,” Madonna said. “I want to keep that surprise and keep the suspense going from beginning to end.”

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