The NFL Calls Adele’s Bluff On Being Asked to Perform at the Super Bowl

by Alisha Jackson

Over the weekend, Adele set the record straight about her involvement in next year’s Super Bowl halftime show. According to the singer, the NFL asked, and she declined.

“I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele told the Staples Center audience. “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 did said no.”

Check out her mid-concert announcement below.

She did, however, say “maybe next time,” and added that she’s “going to do a dance album next time.”

While Adele’s announcement was said in a very classy way, the NFL and Pepsi aren’t backing her up in the claims. In fact, they’re denying her statement all together. Yesterday, the companies released a joint statement on the matter, where they revealed that Adele had never formally been offered the gig.

“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.”

Think they’ll invite her after that dance album?

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