Via Rolling Stone –
Rumors surfaced last month that Adele was the odds-on favorite to headline the Super Bowl 51 halftime show following reports that the 25-year-old singer was approached by the NFL to perform at the February 2017 event in Houston. However, at Adele’s concert Saturday night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, she confirmed that while she was offered the gig, she turned the opportunity down.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele said (via Billboard). “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.”
Adele also dismissed rumors that she is pregnant – “I’m having a cheese baby,” the singer joked, caressing her stomach –adding that the last time she was pregnant, no one in the media found out until she was seven months along. “Stupid rumors. They’re so fucking stupid,” she said.
Adele’s Super Bowl denial comes after an NFL source told The Sun earlier in August, “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.”
Of course to the dismay of many, the NFL has seemed to transition from performers that prototypical American “football fan” would enjoy to the global superstar, as the Super Bowl has evolved from America’s “big game” to a world wide special. The NFL more specifically is catering to the person who watches the Super Bowl each year for the sake of watching the Super Bowl, instead of the football fan who watches the Super Bowl because of the game itself.