missy elliott

*Word has it that Missy Elliott will surface at the Super Bowl as part of Katy Perry’s halftime show.

A person familiar with the plans for Sunday’s event told the Associated Press on Thursday that Missy will make a surprise appearance during Perry’s performance. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Elliott’s participation had not been announced by the NFL.

Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry’s song “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” in 2011.

During a news conference Thursday, Perry hinted at Elliott’s involvement in the Super Bowl act, which also will feature Lenny Kravitz. Perry said the halftime show will include an “old school” female singer — but did not say who that would be.

“When you hear the first ring of the chord,” Perry promised, “I think jaws will drop and faces will melt.”