Hot on the heels of her controversial lip-syncing of the National Anthem at Barack Obama's second Inauguration, the "Crazy in Love" has a lot to prove when she talks the stage at the Mercedes Benz Superdome this Sunday.
Ahead of the big match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, the NFL released today a scintillating shot of the star as a sexy referee, complete with a fitted black-and-white striped jersey, stiletto thigh-high boots, and oh-so-short high-waisted shorts.
But Beyonce's own website shows a different story.
In the snaps the singer posted to her personal site via tumbler, Beyonce isn't strutting so much as sweating.
The photos show a dressed-down Beyonce working with a team of dancers and musicians for her show.
Rumors have been swirling around the performance, which may include the hotly-anticipated reunion of Destiny's Child.