If recent rumors about Adele headlining next year's Super Bowl halftime show had you dreaming of a mid-game break filled with powerful breakup ballads, consider your dreams dashed — for the time being.
During a performance at Los Angeles' Staples Center over the weekend, the "Hello" hit-maker was singing a different tune.
"First of all, I'd like you to know I'm not doing the Super Bowl," she told concertgoers. "I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don't really dance or anything like that."
After cries of disappointment from the crowd died down, she explained that the powers that be behind the show "were very kind. They did ask me, but I did say no."
However, on Sunday, the NFL and show sponsor Pepsi issued a joint statement denying any invitation.
"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."
But they could extend an official invite in the future, and the good news is that Adele's "no" is really more of a no-for-now.
"Maybe next time with my next album," she told her LA audience. "I'm going to do a dance album next time, so maybe I'll do it then."
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