"Cold Shoulder"

Adele breaks the hearts of NFL execs by rejecting invitation to sing

Singer Adele performs on stage during her North American tour at Staples Center on August 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BT PR)

“Hello, how are you?” Those are the opening words of Adele’s smash 2015 hit “Hello.” And if you’re the NFL, the answer to that question right now might be “jilted,” because Adele just turned down the chance to sing the halftime show at the Super Bowl next year. During a break in a concert in Los Angeles on Saturday night, the singer explained to the audience why she declined the NFL’s offer.

“Come, on. That show is not about music, and I don’t dance or anything like that. They were really kind, they did ask me, but I did say no,” she told fans. For its part, the NFL and Pepsi, the sponsor, issued a statement saying talk of her performing at the Super Bowl amounted to a case of “Rumour Has It.” They said both entities talked to Adele, but a “formal offer” had not been made. Still, they got the “Cold Shoulder.”

Adele didn’t indicate to fans whether or not she phoned the NFL brass and informed them of her decision by singing brooding, melancholy vocals that made them curl up in the fetal position and question the meaning of their lives, but that’s probably what happened. Watch her telling fans that she’d shot down the NFL in the video below. The Super Bowl remarks begin at the 20-second mark.

Read the full story at CNN.


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