Why Adele Turned Down Half-Time Gig At 2017 Super Bowl

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Brandon Katz Contributor
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Recently, rumors that Adele would be performing at the 2017 Super Bowl half-time show began cropping up across all corners of the Internet. While this news was widely praised, it doesn’t appear to be accurate.

Adele addressed the rumors during a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this weekend where she clarified her stance.

“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she told the packed crowd. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really put on…I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”

The Sun originally reported that Adele had accepted the offer, though clearly that was not the case.

Adele’s comments must have rubbed the NFL and primary sponsor Pepsi the wrong way, however, as the two conglomerates released a joint statement saying that Adele had never been offered the job.

“The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele. We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show,” they said. “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 2017 Super Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 5.