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Missy Elliott Is Rising Faster Than Katy Perry on That 'More You Know' Star

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In case you missed it because seven layer dip, Katy Perry performed at tonight's Super Bowl half time show. Here's a phrase no one will use to describe it: unexpectedly subtle. Another: the opposite of bonkers. Katy, dressed as human firework and/or celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, arrived via robotic lion and from there the show unfolded into a trippy after school special of dancing chess pieces, sea creatures, beach balls, and palm trees.


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You know, just Katy doing Katy stuff.


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Lenny Kravitz participated because, question mark. Odds are he thought it was a promo for the next Hunger Games movie.


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The one bright spot, aside from the fireworks, blinding neon, and swinging celestial platforms: Missy Elliott, who was actually fire.


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Can we all just pause and hope that whatever this performance means, it sounds something like, "Missy's back, y'all."