The Kansas City Chiefs will be involved in their fourth Super Bowl in five years this weekend.
R&B legend Usher is headlining the iconic halftime performance and, given Taylor Swift’s prominence in the NFL this year, fans want to know if she’ll be joining him.
Will Taylor Swift appear in Usher’s Super Bowl LVIII halftime performance?
The pair embraced on the field after the Ravens win and appeared incredibly loved up.
Swift is reportedly set to attend Super Bowl LVIII but, crucially, she will not appear in Usher’s halftime performance.
The ‘Bad Blood’ singer has a concert scheduled in Toyko, Japan, on February 10, which is the night before the Vegas event.
According to NFL Network, Swift plans to make a cross-Pacific flight to watch Kelce and the Chiefs in person in Las Vegas but has no plans to perform.
Barring flight issues, a direct route from Tokyo after her concert would allow Swift to arrive in Las Vegas about 7 p.m. local time the night before the Chiefs’ big game.
That leaves her with no time for rehearsals or warm-ups and means she would have performed four shows back-to-back before taking a long haul flight.
A performance at the Super Bowl is simply a stretch too far for the 34-year-old.
TMZ reported, “Not only is Taylor not going to pick up a microphone to croon a tune … but we’re hearing there’s no chance T-Swift will go anywhere near the stage, let alone step onto it.
“In other words, our sources say there are zero plans to have her participate in the Super Bowl whatsoever — outside of her just being there as a fan — and Usher is going to have the spotlight all to himself in terms of live entertainment that day.”
Swift and Usher have previously performed before – she invited him on stage as a surprise guest at one of her shows in Atlanta 12 years ago.
However, a reunion won’t be going down at halftime of the Super Bowl.
Instead, Swift will be watching the game like any regular fan.
But unlike regular fans, she has significantly better access to the teams and players owning to her celebrity status and relationship with Kelce.
Swift was on the field at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore after the Chiefs beat the Ravens and appeared to whisper in Kelce’s ear: “I’ve never been so proud of anyone.”
“I love you so much it’s not funny,” Kelce said.
“I’ve never been so proud,” replied Swift in a heartfelt message.
Don’t be surprised if she joins Kelce on the field after the Super Bowl should the Chiefs get it done against the Niners.
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