After Adele revealed over the weekend that she said "no" to performing at the 2017 Super Bowl, the NFL and Pepsi released a statement that they didn't present a formal offer to the singer to perform.
The statement reads (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."
On Satuday, Adele told fans at Staples Center: "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 said no."
Honestly, I think it's classless for the NFL and Pepsi to "go out of their way" to say this. Somebody at their negotiation department is trying to cover their bases. Obviously they approached Adele, but since she said no, they couldn't make a "formal offer" in the first place.