The 30 Craziest Super Bowl Halftime Moments Ever

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Remember that "wardrobe malfunction"?

Prior to 1991, Super Bowl halftime shows used to be based on a specific theme. After that year, football fans were treated to halftime performances by huge pop and rock acts with varying degrees of success. When Madonna dragged out female rappers like Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. to join her for the show, it just drew attention to how long ago her voguing days were. It was the "wardrobe malfunction" seen around the world when Justin Timberlake tugged at Janet Jackson's costume and it ripped, revealing one of Jackson's conveniently bejeweled breasts. Prince never disappointed live, and his Super Bowl halftime show was one of the best in history. Just five months after the 9/11 attacks shook the world, U2 put on a heartfelt performance at Super Bowl XXXVI punctuated by a moving rendition of "Where the Streets Have No Name." Katy Perry only spent about 15 minutes onstage for Super Bowl XLIX, but she roared to life on an animatronic tiger for "Roar," did a cheeky version of "I Kissed a Girl" with Lenny Kravitz, and ended her performance with a bizarre choreographed number followed by fireworks to "Firework."

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