Katy Perry rocks Superbowl w/ surprise guest artists, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon nanny drama, Suge Knight arrested

Ashley Pure, Staff Writer

Katy Perry brings out the “Fireworks” with Missy Elliot & Lenny Kravitz

Katy Perry and Missy Elliot took the stage at this year’s halftime Superbowl XLIX performance. They showed just what you get when you put a roaring pop star and one of the best female emcees of all time together on a stage.

Starting off the show Perry sang her hit single “Roar” dressed in a fiery flames-covered outfit part of which was a larger-than-life mechanical tiger that led her across the stage.   She then transitioned into her hit single “Dark Horse,” where horse-headed dancers joined Perry to dance across a black and white checkered stage. The scene quickly changed to a beach theme where dancing palm trees, beach balls and sharks all took the stage with Perry as she sang “Teenage Dream” and “California Girls.”

One of the big moments came when Perry sang one of her earlier singles “I Kissed A Girl” and rockstar Lenny Kravitz appeared on stage singing along while also giving the crowd a rocked-out guitar solo in the act.

Now as if the audience couldn’t get enough of Perry and Kravitz, they were sure to “lose control” when rap’s greatest emcee of all time, Missy Elliot hit the stage. Performing her hits “Lose Control,” “Get Your Freak On” and “Werk It,” Elliot’s performance had everyone out of their seats and dancing along. This seemed to definitely be the highlight of the show

Making sure to leave the audience with a bang, or one big firework, Perry sang her ballad “Firework.” She flew across the stage, being lifted by a shooting star as fireworks shot up across the stadium. Perry proved she knew how to close a Superbowl act!



Mariah and Nick Cannon Shake off Nanny Fees

Well, it seems like Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are making headlines again and no, it’s not about their ongoing divorce. Instead it’s about an enraged nanny who is suing the estranged couple for underpaying. That’s right. Simonette DaCosta, former nanny to the couple’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, filed for a lawsuit this past week after being paid less than what she was promised. DaCosta released a statement saying she worked “between 84 and 120 hours per week,” with “no entitlement for breaks, meals and even for sleep.” DaCosta was said to have been promised to be paid $350 per week, but made less than what she was promised. She only took home a mere $3,000 -$3600 every two weeks after either working a full seven days a week, or 12-hour shifts from Monday through Friday.

DaCosta was fired by the Cannon family after being “too affectionate” to the three-year-old twins, claiming that Carey could be very demanding at times. No statement has been released from the family as one thing is for sure, Carey will not be able to say she can “shake it off.”


Suge Knight Arrested

Hip-hop’s notorious rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday night for allegedly killing a man in attempts to save his own life. Knight, founder of Death Row Records, was said to have been on a film set for the movie “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the ‘90s rap group N.W.A, when he got into an altercation with a group on the set. The arguing didn’t stop on the set as authorities say that the quarrel continued to the parking lot of a Compton fast food restaurant Tam’s Burgers. Knight had allegedly followed the two men several minutes after the incident.

It has been said that the group of men said they were going to kill Knight by “attempting to drag him outside” of his own vehicle. Knight took off immediately in fear of his own life, reportedly reversing his car hitting the two men, one which suffers injuries and the other who was pronounced dead.

Knight’s lawyer, James Blatt says that he is confident that once the investigation is finished, Knight will be set free as “he was in his car trying to escape.” Now while his lawyer seems confident that the case will be dropped, witnesses at the scene say it was intentional, according to authorities.

It is reported that after several hours of the incident occurring, Suge turned himself in to authorities with his lawyer, being put on bail for $2 million doll