Alim Kheraj
Updated Sep 19, 2016 @ 2:47 am
Lady Gaga
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Yesterday (September 18th) it was reported that Lady Gaga had been confirmed to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show. According to Us Weekly, the singer had officially signed up for the 51st annual football championship event at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5th, 2017.

Upon hearing this news, it’s safe to say that people were fairly excited, which is totally understandable.


However, it seems that all this excitement might be a *bit* premature.

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According to a statement delivered to Entertainment Weekly, the NFL debunked the report, stating that it was “not true.”

The sporting body had previously told the publication that they were in talks with many artists.

The NFL told EW that “[n]othing has changed from what we said earlier in the week.”

Similarly, Natalie Ravitz, SVP Communications at the NFL, also denied the reports via Twitter.

This isn’t the first time that the NFL have been forced to deny claims that an artist has already been booked for the prestigious performance.

Earlier this year, Adele claimed that Pepsi and the NFL had offered her the slot but she had turned them down. However, this was later denied by the NFL.

Similarly, there have been rumors that Britney Spears has been lined up to perform at the show in Houston. The singer, who previously joined Aerosmith at the event back in 2001, said that she’d be up for doing the show.

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So what does this mean about Gaga?

Well, it doesn’t mean that the Lady Gaga, who just released her new single “Perfect Illusion,” won’t be performing at the event. The singer is said to have wowed those organizing the event with her rendition of the national anthem at last year’s event, so it’s a distinct possibility that she *may* still get the booking. We just won’t know until the NFL and Pepsi confirm it.

SIDE NOTE: How amazing would it be if Britney AND Gaga performed at the Super Bowl show and Gaga brought out Beyoncé for “Telephone?” We’d probably explode with excitement.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is set to release her fifth album, Joanne, on October 21st.