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Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl halftime show promises a party vibe minus the malfunctions

February 4, 2011 |  1:04 pm

Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl halftime show When she takes the stage with the Black Eyed Peas for the Super Bowl XLV halftime show this Sunday, Fergie will be the first female to perform there since Janet Jackson had her infamous "wardrobe malfunction" with Justin Timberlake.

"It is a challenge because you want to give a little sex appeal but you don't want to get into any trouble," Fergie said Thursday at a Super Bowl press conference in Dallas.

Jackson's 2004 nipple debacle earned CBS a $550,000 fine from the FCC. This year's Super Bowl is being broadcast on Fox.

"We're very particular about the wardrobe," Fergie asserted. "There will be no more malfunctions."

But last we checked, performers don't usually plan for their clothes to go haywire, right? Fighting words, Fergie-Ferg.

Mrs. Josh Duhamel, who revealed that she's also a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, said the group plans to perform "sports anthem type songs" that make people want to party.  

"We're taking football places where it is not part of their culture, but this is part of our culture and I am so proud," Will.I.Am said about performing on the "unofficial American holiday." 

"It's a dream come true for us."

Apparently, he used to dream of being a football player. That is, "Until I got a concussion, then I didn't want to play football no more."

(So, the Grammy winners didn't shy away from the hot-button issues -- we hear that the NFL doesn't like it when people bring up the C-word.)

And in other Peas-related news: has shaved "XLV" into his scalp, and Taboo has a book coming out.


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-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Fergie helps show off his event-specific hairscape at a press conference in Dallas Thursday. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press