Adele revealed that she turned down the opportunity to perform at 2017’s Super Bowl halftime show while performing at a concert in Los Angeles Saturday (Aug. 13). Now, the NFL and halftime show sponsor Pepsi are denying that an official offer was ever put on the table for the “Hello” hitmaker.
“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,” Adele told the Staples Center audience, in response to rumors reported by British tabloid The Sun.
On Sunday (Aug. 14), the NFL and Pepsi released the following joint statement:
“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.”
The Super Bowl takes place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 and will be televised on Fox.