*After clips surfaced showing Adele telling a Los Angeles audience that she turned down the halftime gig for 2017’s Super Bowl, the NFL and sponsor Pepsi have come forward claiming that they never extended her an official offer.
“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.”
As previously reported, the 28-year-old pop star told fans during her concert Saturday that she was offered the gig, but declined, stating, “That show is not about music and I don’t really — I don’t dance or anything like that.”
The Super Bowl will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5.