Adele Says She Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show Offer – But NFL And Pepsi Deny Asking Her In The First Place
"I mean, come on, that show is not about music."
On Saturday (August 13), Adele was performing at a gig in Los Angeles, where she denied that she would be playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show as rumoured.
Speaking to the audience, Adele said: “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.”
You see – Adele can’t dance. Therefore she’s very relatable. She’s one of us. Apart from the incredible songs, the record-breaking albums and an award here or there (Adele has won 108 awards) – Adele is one of us!
But now the NFL and Pepsi (the sponsors) have issued a statement denying that they ever offered Adele the gig in the first place. Hmm. Are the NFL and Pepsi just not taking the rejection well? Is Adele talking a load of rubbish? Nobody knows for sure. (Adele, the NFL and Pepsi know for sure.)
Let’s see what you make of this. Check out the NFL and Pepsi’s full statement below (via 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. We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time."