Performing at the Super Bowl is a major accolade that very few have the privilege of experiencing, and most artists would jump at the chance to do so if it presented itself. Adele is not like most artists.
The superstar singer says that she’s turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, and she had a pretty simple reason as to why.
“That show is not about music. I don’t dance or anything like that,” Adele told the crowd at her LA show over the weekend. “They were very kind — they did ask me — but I said no.”
However, according to the NFL and their halftime show partner, Pepsi, that’s not really the case. In a joint statement to Billboard, they said:
“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.”
Super Bowl LI goes down next year on February 5 in Houston.