Adele Turned Down the Super Bowl Halftime Show and Here’s Why


Look, even as big a singing superstar as Adele is, she knows her limitations.

There was a rumor floating around that she was approached by the NFL to perform at the halftime show during the next Super Bowl in Houston, but she told the sold-out crowd at her L.A. concert over the weekend that she politely declined.

“Come on. That show is not about music, and I don’t dance or anything like that,” she said on Saturday. “They were really kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.”

She added, “I know I’m not Beyoncé, I can’t dance or anything like that.” Watch her little exchange below, in which she also jokes about pregnancy rumors and it being hot as hell for her in L.A. She’s the best, truly.

The NFL and their sponsor, Pepsi, released a joint statement, saying they never made a formal offer to Adele, but that they are talking to a lot of different talent for their upcoming halftime show.

“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,” the statement read. “We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time.”

Yeah, Adele probably made a wise choice. The NFL should just have Beyoncé do it again. And again.