.

NFL Finds 'No Indication' That Beyonce Caused Super Bowl Power Outage

Commissioner Roger Goodell dismisses popular blackout rumor

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage
February 4, 2013 3:20 PM ET

Despite the popular rumor that Beyoncé's halftime show caused the 35-minute power outage during the second half of the Super Bowl, the NFL finds no connection between the two, Reuters reports. The NFL has been working with the city of New Orleans to find the reason why the lights went out at the Superdome, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell eliminated the pop star's theatrics as the culprit.

Beyonce Rocks Super Bowl Halftime Show With Destiny's Child

"There's no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show," Goodell stated. "I know that's out there, that Beyonce's halftime show had something to do with it. That is not the case from anything we have at this point."

The utility company providing power to the Superdome said that their feeders were serving the stadium throughout the outage. Doug Thorton, the senior vice president of the Superdome's management company, pointed to "an abnormality" with the Superdome's power system but added that it was "too early" to speculate on specifics.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com