NFL Asks Super Bowl Halftime Performers to Pay to Play

By WTAJ News

Published 08/21 2014 06:44AM

Updated 08/21 2014 06:55AM

(CNN) - For an entertainer, performing at half-time during the Super Bowl is probably the best exposure you can get.

Now the NFL reportedly wants half-time acts to pay for the privilege.

According to the Wall Street Journal, NFL reps have asked some potential acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or make a financial contribution in exchange for the prime-time gig.

The paper reports the NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 super bowl to three candidates:  Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay.

The Super Bowl brings in a huge audience.

According to Nielsen ratings, this year's halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers drew in just over 115 million viewers which was more than the game itself.

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