AceShowbiz - It looks like Adele was never offered to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl after all. The NFL and Pepsi have just released a joint statement in response to the "Hello" hitmaker's claim that she turned down offer to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show.
"The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele," read the statement, "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."
During her Saturday concert at L.A.'s Staples Center, Adele said she declined an offer to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl. "First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," she told the crowd, "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 did say no. I'm sorry. Maybe next time, for my next album, because I'm going to do a dance album next time. So maybe I'll do it then."
Previously, The Sun reported that NFL execs were "desperately trying to land" Adele for the upcoming Super Bowl show. An NFL source revealed, "There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up. 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's Adele's nerves that are the issue - it hasn't been an easy sell."
The 51st Super Bowl will be held at Houston's NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 and will air on FOX.