According to a widely distributed report by the British tabloid The Sun, JAY-Z has turned down the opportunity to play this year's Super Bowl Halftime show.
There's been speculation that he did so because he was bothered by the Colin Kaepernick situation.
[Releated: JAY-Z turned down the Super Bowl Halftime gig.]
The NFL has now responded to that report.
"No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists," league spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk. "Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names."In 2016, Adele told the crowd at one of her concerts that she had turned down last year's Super Bowl halftime gig.
In that case, the NFL and Pepsi specifically denied offering her the gig.
This time around they are being vaguer with their language.