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Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz & Missy Elliott Wow Crowd During Super Bowl XLIX Halftime

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- It was a Super Bowl halftime show for the ages as Katy Perry roared and special guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott wowed the crowd.

The Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Sunday, with its eye-popping, colorful visual effects, illusions and lights was a success.

Perry kicked off the performance atop a robotic tiger and seemed ready to take the big stage.

The football field under went several transformations, from a futuristic vibe for the Southern, electro-flavored "Dark Horse'' to a beach complete with dancing sharks and surfboards and bobbing beach balls for "Teenage Dream'' and "California Gurls.''

Lenny Kravitz joined the stage for a rock-filled version of "I Kissed a Girl,'' in which he was the highlight, shining on the guitar.

Kravitz said he was grateful for Perry's call to join her onstage.

"This wasn't my thing. She asked me to come and perform with her and I said, 'Yes' and it ended up being a really great experience,'' he said in an interview.

But the 12-minute performance turned into "The Missy Elliott Show'' when the reclusive rapper hit the stage as the beginning beat of "Get Ur Freak On'' blasted. A decade later, the song still sounded like a hit as Elliott rapped like a veteran.

Elliott went on to perform her hits "Work It'' and "Lose Control.''

Perry ended her set in a shimmery gown, as she rose in the air and slowed it down for the inspirational "Firework'' as, appropriately, fireworks burst.

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