WASHINGTON — We’re no closer to knowing who will play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, but pop star Adele was reportedly offered the gig and turned it down.
She relayed the news to her fans at a show in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
“First of all, I’d like to tell you I’m not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on,” she said. “That show is not about music. I know I’m not Beyoncé–I can’t dance or anything like that.
“They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.”
The NFL put out a statement in response on Sunday, saying that they are “big fans” of Adele, but that a formal offer was never actually offered.
“We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show,” the NFL statement reads. “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.”
Regardless, Adele told her fans that this was not a permanent ‘no,’ implying that she would like to be asked again in the future.
“Maybe next time, in my next album. I’m going to do a dance album next time,” she quipped. “So, maybe I’d do it then.”
Adele also dispelled any rumors of a pregnancy being floated in the entertainment media as well.
“Of course I’m not pregnant. They thought I was going to announce it at the Super Bowl.”
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