The Detroit, Michigan native will sing the national anthem at the American football final in her hometown on Sunday (04FEB06) and initially berated sports bosses for failing to include other local musicians on the playbill.
She explains, "I didn't think there was enough (Detroit representation) by any means. And it was my feeling: 'How dare you come to Detroit, a city of legends - musical legends plural - and not ask one or two of them to participate.'
"That's not the way it should be. Of course, they made that correction with no sweat."
In response, NFL spokesman BRIAN McCARTHY says, "It was always our intention to celebrate the contributions of Motown at the Super Bowl."