Adele Declines Super Bowl 2017 Halftime Show Offer

Published: Sunday 14th Aug 2016 by David


Adele has decided not to perform at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime show.

The performer was linked to the performance slot days ago  but has now revealed that she turned down the offer shortly after it was presented to her.

First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl. 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.

She shared the above with fans in Los Angeles during the latest showing of her latest concert tour after learning that news of her link to the show had surfaced.

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  1. HailLegendBeysus August 14, 2016

    ISNSHSUAHAHUSBSXIBSKAIWBQ ?????!!! Like I said before ADELE will not affiliate her name with anything that isn’t about the MUSIC! Her earnings are entirely from her Tours, Albums and Singles! ?????

    • Dev August 14, 2016

      And Glastonbury.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 14, 2016

        Yes music festivals as well.

    • Andrew August 14, 2016

      Exactly, she wouldn’t do that puma s***… If you see what i mean.

    • rih stan August 14, 2016

      simply because she can’t do it. if rih was asked she would slay the stage like queen b did!

      • HailLegendBeysus August 14, 2016

        My comment had nothing to do with commanding a stage. Bottom line is Adele has always been about the music which is why she doesn’t do all these puma, dior, pepsi, vezio deals like out favs.

    • lorde is weird August 14, 2016

      i honnestly am tired of this tired comparision between rih and bee. respect them please. when say my name was out the world was marvelled by the bee sensation but couldn’t enjoy it fully til her solo moves. when pon de replay was out we danced our shitout like neva! so just enjoy them just youo would enjoy michael and usher…

      • andrew August 14, 2016

        keep calm and speak english!

    • ?+ ✈ = ? August 14, 2016

      She’s not thirsty like Bey

  2. Dev August 14, 2016


    • RihNaj August 14, 2016

      She’s QUEEN ??

      • Kris August 14, 2016

        Please don’t suck her ass, it’s wayyy too easy. She acts like performing at the Super Bowl is beneath her when she’ll be performing on it in a few years. Sounds like to me she’s salty that despite her sells number, her music doesn’t qualify for the SUPERBOWL. “I’ll be making a dance album.” Ok? Like that’s nice to know

  3. Snf August 14, 2016

    That s**t would have been dry AF ?

  4. truthtea August 14, 2016

    It wouldn’t had been dry AF! Adele isn’t the kind of artist who’s going to do whatever just because shes getting paid.

  5. HailLegendBeysus August 14, 2016

    But YASSSS at that Dance Album if she wasn’t lying!!!! Can’t wait to hear it!!!

    • Fancy BISH August 14, 2016

      Adele about to be a Disco Diva…her “I Will Survive” is coming chile lol

  6. Jamie August 14, 2016

    Oh the shade…lol I love Adele!!!

    • BEY>RIH August 14, 2016

      What shade? You bítches think everything is shady.

  7. Tori August 14, 2016

    Why was she offered the opportunity?…But then again, she could’ve put on a classy show with smoke & light effects, a couple background dancers… maybe she could’ve flew around the stadium or …no, just no. She did the right thing.

    • Mother August 15, 2016

      Why am I dying at the thought of Adele flying around the stage ? Thank god she declined though, would have been so boring

  8. wrosy3 August 14, 2016

    If they ask rih i hope she turns then down as well Katy Perry did the show with sharks the only part that was good about that show was missy elliot and the halftime show as become a farce adele was smart she knows that her music would not fit right now they should ask a country band

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 14, 2016

      Thank you Adele from saving us from boring, flat/crackling vocal performance! Jennifer Lopez would be my #1 pick but between Vegas, Shades of Blue, and her new HBO gig that woman is Booked! Rihanna or Lady Gaga would be great choices to!

      • Jamie August 14, 2016

        Ehhh…no! Neither are worthy!!! Bring on Usher or Pink

      • Slayriah Carey/Nicole Slaysinger >>> your fave August 14, 2016

        J-Lo? She can’t even sing!

      • eric August 14, 2016

        @Jamie. I agree with the idea of getting Pink. Her “Truth About Love” tour was phenomenal, and she’s got plenty of great music to deliver.

  9. Danny Bey August 14, 2016

    I need Usher or J. Lo!!!!!!!!!

  10. BeyKnowlesBest August 14, 2016

    would have been BORING ..please call Rihanna or Gaga!

  11. B_Roni August 14, 2016

    I rather see J.Lo. There is only so much that standing there and singing could do for me. The only person I probably could watch all day standing still and singing is Whitney Houston.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 14, 2016

      Thank you! J.lo is pushing 50 and can move like no other and would make all 12 minutes of her halftime show count.

  12. eric August 14, 2016

    After saying the Superbowl is not about music, why would she ever come back and consider their offer in the future?

  13. Annalise August 14, 2016

    Gurl, sort that picture owt! Adele WISHES her face was that slim! I can’T!!!!

  14. JOHNVIDAL August 14, 2016

    This lady is smart and she knows she´s not the right fit for that. Or maybe she has learned that she ussually ends being flat when on a too important stage. Seeing how people expect this show to be right now the best options I can see are Pink or Lady Gaga talent wise. Are you guys telling me usher has never done it? Then he could be, but he´ so not mainstream right now, I don´t know, I doubt they would offer him right now.
    JLo could put on a show even though she has zero talent for music 🙂

    Although I have to say I appreciated @s****** blonde´s idea of making a change and doing this sifferent, not always about the spectacle (meaning having Adele, Celine and the likes… and why not, Mariah? She´s the one with the most hits among the middle aged artists and she´s “hungry” right now, she is doing all types of right moves). I know it won´t happen though cause nowadays ageism is worse than ever in the industry.

  15. Mark111 August 14, 2016

    She said everything I would have said. That spot is for a SHOW. She should definitely sing the national anthem, even tho she’s British, but who cares.
    This is Rihanna’s spot. She has the hits under her belt, she’s the most popular pop star in the world, and bringing out Drake would be a great guest.

    • Mr.StLaurent August 14, 2016

      Can’t lie Rihanna would be dope ??

    • BEY>RIH August 14, 2016

      LMAO at most popular pop star!! That’s a stretch.

  16. Pat August 14, 2016

    Jlo could perform. Others people music tho. Her new songs aren’t hits and her old songs aren’t memorable or classic.

  17. trellbeylike August 14, 2016

    Like you that girl. You not fab like, you not fab like that to be doing all of that. Learn yo place earn yo spot.

  18. ilovemusic August 14, 2016

    Im for a Rih, or P!nk show! However after all of that drama with the NFL and Rih last year does anyone actually think they would ask her? A really good collab of different genres would be amazing.

  19. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 14, 2016

    For the suerbowl, I think it’s time for a rapper! My number one choice would be Kanye West. He knows how to MURDER a stage; plus he has a multitude of mainstream hits. In terms of Rihanna, I don’t think it’s specifically her time yet. I would like for her to perform in another 5 years or so.

    • Mark111 August 14, 2016

      Kanye will never be put in front of mainstream America TV. It’s Rihanna’s time. The very least they may just mix it up like last year. I read that they’re doing that direction to cater to America as a whole.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 14, 2016

        Kanye may be the ass of every joke in mainstream America, but there’s no denying that the kids love him. Plus he would garner a much wider audience over the likes of JLO or Gaga, so when it comes to dollars and cents Mr. West does make sense. When it comes to Rihanna, I would like her to wait. I believe that she has some more smash hits under her belt. I think the superbowl is something you do once your career is waning like when MJ performed, Prince, Madonna, Beyonce and now Katy.

      • Mark111 August 14, 2016

        She has over 36 top 40s to choose from. How much time does she needs? She have the uptempos, but ballads, every genre there is in music in her catalog.
        As for Kanye. Kids like him, but Adults don’t. The SB is for the American family. I don’t seen them having ANY of Kanye stunts on Network TV. Vma? Sure, I BET? Yep, but Network TV? Not a chance in hell.

      • BEY>RIH August 14, 2016

        How is it not Rih’s time? And MJ nor Bey’s careers were waning when they performed. Bey performed 10 months before she released the biggest album of 2013.

      • Mark111 /.\ August 14, 2016

        JT 20/20 was the biggest album of 2013. 🙂

  20. JungKook August 14, 2016

    halftime show was supposed to be entertaining = jennifer lopez or beyoncé

  21. Mark111 August 14, 2016

    What is J. LO going to perform? Her music holds no water.

    • Talent Speaks August 14, 2016

      So what, JLo has enough tor 15 mins of entertainment. Besides, Rihanna can’t sing NOR dance, so if it were down to JLO or Rihanna performing, no one in their right mind would choose the latter.

      • Mark111 /.\ August 14, 2016

        Rihanna is a better artist and puts on better shows than J.Ho. J.Ho doesn’t have not ONE iconic performance. She’s only on B-list award shows, B-list songs, B-list tours and to be honsest, B-list forgotten hits. I really can’t name 5 BIG j>lo hits, MAYBE I’m Real and that’s way back in 2001. Riahnna is a pop STAR, you know her hits, you know HER. The only thing comes to MY mind with J.Lo is red carpets, yes she’s everywhere, but what is the only thing she’s GREAT at? Other than know when to hop on and off the right D at the moment?

      • Talent Speaks August 14, 2016

        LOL Boy go to sleep lol Your fav is worst performer in music history. I Can’t With you Rihanna fans, I mean you all are definitely good for a gut laugh, the same way your fav is on the stage lol. Enjoy your night boo.

      • Mark111 /.\ August 14, 2016

        The last I checked you were in my reply section, but ok. Die hater. 🙂

      • Talent Speaks August 14, 2016

        LOL Did I hurt your feelings sweetheart. Come on, you should be used to laughs, I mean you are a Rihanna fan after all lol.

    • Coolness August 14, 2016

      Um, you are doing way too much. People rag on J.Lo’s voice (rightfully so, tbh) but that bish can put on a SHOW! You know, such a concept is quite new to Rihanna and her fans seeing as she she just got the hang of performing like she actually WANTS to be on stage two/three years ago. I mean, this is someone who is a decade deep into her career so just let that sink in. What good are all those hits she has when she can’t bring them to life by way of performance ability? J.Lo has the hits, charisma and SHOWMANSHIP that’ll provide for a great Superbowl Halftime show. You act like Waiting For Tonight, Let’s Get Loud, Jenny From The Block, Get Right and On The Floor don’t exist.

  22. Mark111 August 14, 2016

    We’re forgetting all about Taylor Swift. It’s either her or Rihanna. I don’t see anyone as of late having the catalog of hits and the range of songs to do it. If it’s not Rihanna then I won’t be watching.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 14, 2016

      Then go make plans to watch psomething else because she won’t be chosen!

      • Mark111 August 14, 2016

        You must not know how TV works. Beyonce may have less than a million viewers and a record breaking dip everytime she touches the SB stage, and but the NFL and CBS (or who ever going to air it) wants as many viewers as possible. Go away. #808 #LessThanARerun #LowestHBOConcertToDate

  23. Dem Lessers August 14, 2016

    Smart decision. Media outlets and the general public were already dragging her ass about how dead the show would be. She has nothing to gain from it as she’s already a mega seller in her peak. I think Lady Gaga needs it to save her career tho, same way Beyoncé used it to save her career.

    • Mark111 August 14, 2016

      And perform the lil 7 EDM hits from 2009-2011 that she has?

      • Dem Lessers August 14, 2016

        Pretty much, along with debuting new music and sharing the stage with someone else. If Katy did it then so can she.

  24. Mark111 August 14, 2016

    I would say Britney, but the VMAs is big enough for her.

    • Dem Lessers August 14, 2016

      I see you lol! Part of me doesn’t want her to do it because I know the general puplic will tear her apart but it might add new life to her career.

  25. Wash yo mouth pls August 14, 2016

    We need a rock band to headline next year’s Super Bowl. Blink 182, RHCP or even Greenday

    • Mark111 August 14, 2016

      We already had a boring band, Coldplay. Next!

    • HailLegendBeysus August 14, 2016

      Yes!! The super bowl is in need of a rock act to headline the half-time show. Im kinda tired of these pop act’s headlining. Green Day would be a great choice imo.

    • Rosie August 14, 2016

      Three bands wayy past their creative and commercial peak? RHCP’s last album flopped, blink don’t even have their original lead singer even though California sold well in today’s standards, and Green Day? lol
      They need to let newer bands play. I could see Arctic Monkeys playing if their next two albums do as well or better stateside as AM, which was a global smash.

  26. whenindoubtthetruthwillout August 14, 2016

    Good for Adele.She doesn’t need it – she’s the biggest selling artist in the world right now!And as she said the show is never about the music,it’s all for publicity and with her sales numbers it’s not needed!!

  27. Talent Speaks August 14, 2016

    I’m not here for Rihanna with her goat vocals, her pus#¥ patting and jumping around on stage lol, nor i’m I here for StiffKnee with her helium vocals and dead moves. I say Usher, JLo, Pink, or Lady Gaga.

  28. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 14, 2016

    I’m sure Rih still wouldn’t do it next year because CBS doesn’t wanna give her the pay she’s asking for it, so we’ll have to just hope for both parties to come to an agreement soon.

  29. Rosie August 14, 2016

    I really appreciate how honest and true she is to her music. She would’ve pulled it off. I remember her saying she would never play Glastonbury but she headlined this year and her set was the most acclaimed this year and people are saying it was one of the best ever.
    I really could see Rihanna headlining next year. It would probably be a mess but she has the hits.

  30. Tori August 14, 2016

    I would choose:

    Rihanna- she’s not my favorite and this era has been like her worst and eye opening era, she definitely has tried to get her s*** together and she has definitely made great attempts. Her performance of 45Seconds and Love On The Brain have been her best since her beginning literally. Basically the b**** is popular and it might most likely be her ass.

    Ciara – ppl can say what the hell they want but this is a performance NOT a chart, therefore Ciara will kill every b**** on a grand stage instead of these theaters she’s been playing. She had a list of diverse hits to choose from as so Rihanna. And since she’s working on a new album, this would be a great chance to premier a new single/buzz track, like Beyonce should’ve did with “Grown Woman”.

    Usher- he’s the only dude right now that I can say would shut that s*** DOWN. Bruno already performed 2 and killed it. Chris Brown is own a much needed break that needs to last till 4th quarter 2017! Trey Songz is just not big enough. Jason is not even an option, AT ALL.

    Drake- as much as I think Drake sucks, ppl of all races love his weak ass at the moment and Take Care ALONE could kill the show. He’s not that great of a performer but he has songs that feel good (Listening to NWTS now.)

    Pink- She’s very artist but not artist at the same time. I think something this big could push her to a place we haven’t seen before!

    If all else fails, they’ll probably get a bunch of different artists to contribute.

  31. Rihboy August 14, 2016

    Ki! I commend her for her honesty. She’s not promotion hungry like the other boring repetitive rat. Kudos Adele!! Slaying with minimal promotion. While someone is touring, racking up inflated coin, but can’t seem to keep her album nor singles afloat. Just give it to Rih! They trying so hard to hold out lol. The numbers will be epic.

  32. OMG Logic!!! August 14, 2016

    If only Coldplay had the same integrity. We could have been spared their mediocre music and the boring rerun of artists of previous years having to climb on the stage again.

    Keep it real Adele.

  33. SMH August 14, 2016

    Usher or keep it.

  34. DEl August 14, 2016

    I think P!nk would be an awesome choice. She has hits, can sing and can cut a choreographed 8 count. You know she’ll be flying all over everywhere. Rhi Rhi would be good as well, also J.Lo. If focused, Britney Jean has the catalog for a full show without sharing the stage with anyone like she did in the past at the Super Bowl where she performed. They also could let Missy finish what she started with Katy Perry. Adele is a great artist, but bland for the Super Bowl.

  35. BEY>RIH August 14, 2016

    None of these bítches will hold a light to Bey’s performance.

  36. ow Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuyiji August 14, 2016

    Good and for sure they will have someone else to performance there next year in 2017

  37. Theman August 15, 2016

    Both “RHCP” & “B-182”, both have great albums out. And they both had great sales, especially for not having hit singles. Wtf are you saying….

  38. FC/JC August 15, 2016

    Good choice, Give us a HOT Dance album first, and then revisit this opportunity!

  39. LB August 15, 2016

    Stop playing and just give it to Rihanna, they know it is the right decision as much as it pains them to do it.

    She has the hits and popularity.

  40. HailLegendBeysus August 15, 2016

    “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.”
    LMFAOOO MESS!!! The NFL is so petty! They couldn’t handle being turned down ???!!!

  41. BeyonceIsASlut August 15, 2016

    Ain’t nobody got time to see a fat whale boring the s*** outta us on stage…leave that to Mooriah

  42. bad August 15, 2016

    jlo please

  43. Cold August 17, 2016

    This is understandable so people arent half time show performers. I love Alicia keys but she will never headline a superbowl half time.

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