Award-shy singles artist Adele has said she turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show next year because she's not Beyoncé, basically.
(The NFL and Pepsi,who sponsor it all, have said they haven't actually offered it to her, mind you.)
Having a chat to her fans at a 'gig' in Los Angeles (as quoted here), the 'Cold Shoulder' hitmaker said the following words about the rumours she was going to be the star attraction at the weird rugby tournament thing: "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."
"I know I'm not Beyoncé, I can't dance or anything like that," she added.
The NFL, however, had this to say:
"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."
So there you go, a statement you could quite easily translate as "we'd rather our second choice didn't actually know they were our second choice because it's going to make discussions a bit tricky, cheers".