Madonna’s biceps won’t be the only thing holding your attention during her Super Bowl halftime performance, she’s also bringing Cee Lo Green along for the ride. Madge has been keeping the details behind her performance a secret but according to the TheInsider.com, Green has been flying to New York to rehearse with the Material Girl over the past two weeks.
While there’s no word on which of her many hits will be part of the show, rumor has it that Green has been commissioned to put his own spin on some of her classics. The 37-year-old is used to covering iconic records, last month he caused a stir for changing the lyrics to John Lennon’s ‘”Imagine,” during a New Years Eve performance in Times Square. Some people were unhappy with his decision to adjust the lyrics from “nothing to kill or die for / and no religion too” and replace them with “nothing to kill or die for / and all religion’s true.” He later apologized, noting that he never meant to “disrespect” Lennon fans.
2012 is shaping up to be another solid year for the Atlanta native. Aside from his judging gig on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Green has re-linked with his Goodie M.O.B. family for the reality show, ‘Cee Lo Takes The U.K.,’ helmed by producer Mark Burnett. The New York TImes reported that the show, which only airs in the U.K., follows Green and Goodie M.O.B. as they record a new album.
As for the Super Bowl, viewers can catch Green and Madonna on Feb 5, when the New York Giants square off against the New England Patriots, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on NBC.