- Lady Gaga to perform Super Bowl halftime show
- Activist supported Hillary Clinton in election
- Has been publicly critical of Donald Trump
The 30-year-old pop star will take center stage for 13-minutes during Sunday's showdown between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and bookmakers are not convinced she won't use it to make a statement against the 45th President.
Lady Gaga, who stumped for Hillary Clinton in last year's election, is as politically active as they come in the pop world. The New Yorker, born Stefani Germanotta, is a vocal supporter of gay rights
, and launched an anti-bullying foundation
Days before the election, she lashed out at Melania Trump in a tweet, calling the president "one of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed."
Both the NFL and the singer's representatives have denied reports that the league has contractually prohibited Lady Gaga from making a political statement at halftime. "This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none," NFL spokesperson Natalie Ravitz told CNN in January.
Nevertheless, oddsmakers are only narrowly predicting that controversy will be skirted on Sunday.
Betting site Sports Interaction is offering a payout of more than double
-- a return of $2.10 on a winning $1 bet -- that the singer will mention either the word "president" or "Trump" during her performance, and $1.67 on a $1 bet that she will not.
Other wagers include whether she will wear a pink hat in spirit with the recent global Women's March (offering a higher payout of $3.25), whether she will wear an "I voted Hillary" T-shirt ($26), whether her hair will be a color other than blonde ($3.4) and finally whether she will show up on stage stark naked (a long shot at $101).