EXCLUSIVE: Beyonce Backstage on Super Bowl Performance and ‘Formation’: ‘I Wanted People to Feel Proud’
Beyonce was the stand-out star of the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 halftime show, delivering an explosive performance of her new song, “Formation,” and the pop icon said backstage that it “felt great” to sing the new track in front of so many people.
“It makes me proud,” Beyonce told ET’s Kevin Frazier, who caught up with the singer at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Sunday, after the halftime show ended.
For Beyonce, “Formation” is more than just another song — she wants it to have a positive impact on her fans’ lives.
“I wanted people to feel proud,” Beyonce said of the new single, “and have love for themselves.”
For this year’s halftime show, Beyonce teamed up with Coldplay and Bruno Mars to create a dynamic and exuberant extravaganza of colors, dancing flower people and pyrotechnics. And while she was happy about showing off her new track, it wasn’t her favorite part of the show.
“The best part was seeing Coldplay,” said Beyonce, who recently appeared on the Coldplay single “Hymn For the Weekend,” although they didn’t take the opportunity to perform the track together while rocking the halftime show. Maybe we can hope for a guest appearance by the band on Bey’s upcoming tour?
Check out the video below to see how Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno came together to create a fun, energetic halftime show that brought down the house at Super Bowl 50.