The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer told fans during a concert in Los Angeles that she was asked by the NFL to perform at the event in Houston, Texas, in February.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele said from the stage in a video posted on Twitter.
“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 won’t be following in the footsteps of Beyonce, pictured here performing at the Super Bowl
The UK superstar was widely reported to be the favourite to play the half-time show.
In August, an NFL source was reported in The Sun as saying: “There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organisers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up.
“She’s sold out every date on her tour, everyone wants a piece of her and they know they can bank on her bringing in the viewers.”
Previous half-time shows have included a long list of famous names such as Beyonce, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
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