August 15, 2016


Adele & The Super Bowl Halftime Show: What’s Going On?

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

What the heck is going on between Adele and the Super Bowl halftime show? Some say that the two powerhouses are still together, others say that Adele broke off the engagement before anything became serious. Now, the NFL and Pepsi are saying that they never actually put a ring on it.

On Sunday, the NFL and Pepsi released a joint statement following days of rumors that Adele had turned down a 2017 Super Bowl halftime show performance (via Billboard):

"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."

Adele reportedly said that “They did ask me, but I said no,” during a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night. It sounds like an informal conversation between Adele and the NFL led to a thumbs-down from the “Hello” singer. 

Super Bowl 51 will go down in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. The most recent Super Bowl was headlined by Coldplay, with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars joining.