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Adele Says She Rejected Super Bowl, Super Bowl Says Bullshit

by Music-News.com on August 15, 2016

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Adele has turned down an offer to perform at the the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

During her performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, the singer revealed she was being courted to perform at the show, but declined.

“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she told the audience. “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.”

Executives at the National Football League (NFL) were reportedly desperately trying to make a deal with the Rolling in the Deep singer, who is currently on her world tour, to get her to perform during their annual championship game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on 5 February (17).

“There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organisers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up,” an NFL source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “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.”

It had also been reported that she wouldn’t have spent the entire segment alone had she agreed to perform, according to the newspaper – Ryan Tedder and his band OneRepublic were reportedly being courted to join her onstage in Houston.

If Adele had agreed to perform, she would have followed in the footsteps of 2016 headliners Coldplay, who were joined by former show-stoppers Beyonce and Bruno Mars.

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Update:

Adele was never offered the chance to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show next year (17), the National Football League (NFL) has stated.

The 28-year-old singer hit headlines on Saturday (13Aug16) when she told the audience during her concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center that she had declined the chance to headline the world-famous halftime segment.

“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she told the audience. “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.”

“I’m sorry but maybe next time with my next album. I’m going to do a dance album next time,” she joked.

Following Adele’s claims, the NFL and Pepsi released a joint statement insisting they never made the Hello star an official offer. However, they did hint that they had been in discussions with Adele about the prospect.

“The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele,” the statement read. “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.”

If Adele had agreed to perform, she would have followed in the footsteps of 2016 headliners Coldplay, who were joined by former show-stoppers Beyonce and Bruno Mars.

The Super Bowl will take place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on 5 February 2017.

Meanwhile, Adele also used her Saturday night show to address rumours she is pregnant. The singer is already mother to three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki and it was recently reported she was expecting baby number two.

But Adele dismissed the allegations, telling the crowd: “I was like, what do you mean that I’m pregnant? I was like, of course I’m not pregnant.”

She then joked with the audience that she’s actually having a “cheese baby.”

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