Adele Says She Passed on Super Bowl Performance While NFL and Pepsi Deny Officially Offering the Gig
Adele said she turned down one of the biggest gigs in music when she declined to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. Turns out, the singer was never officially offered the spot in the first place.
The British star, 28, shot down rumors that she would be performing during the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show during her concert in Los Angeles Saturday.
“First of all, I’d like to say that I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele said during the performance. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really put on… I don’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.”
Now, the NFL and Pepsi are refuting that Adele was formally asked to take the stage in Houston.
On Sunday, the NFL and Pepsi released a joint statement, according to Billboard.
“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,” the statement read. “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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The Super Bowl will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 and will be televised on Fox.
A rep for Adele did not immediately return requests for comment.