The NFL and sponsor Pepsi have denied that there was an official offer extended to Adele to perform during next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show despite the singer’s claim to the contrary.
“The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele,” they said in a joint statement on Sunday, according to Billboard. “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.”
During a Los Angeles concert on Saturday, the 28-year-old pop star told fans that she got the offer but declined, stating, “That show is not about music and I don’t really — I don’t dance or anything like that.”
Rumors started to swirl about Adele’s Super Bowl prospects after a story in The Sun claimed show organizers were doing everything they could to recruit the popular singer to what’s historically one of the most-watched events on television.
An NFL source allegedly told the British publication, “There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up. She’s sold out every date on her tour, everyone wants a piece of her and they know they can bank on her bringing in the viewers.”
The Super Bowl will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5.