NFL Says Adele Was Never Offered Chance to Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Adele

Adele said on Saturday that she declined the NFL’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show next February. By Sunday, the NFL weighed in, denying that Adele was ever formally offered the gig, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports reports.

Here’s what Adele told a Staples Center crowd: “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”

And here’s the NFL’s response hours later, via a statement (by way of Billboard.com): “The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele. We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else. We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time.”

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