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NFL Shuts Down Rumors of Lady Gaga Super Bowl 51 Performance

by Inigo Monzon   Sep 19, 2016 10:01 AM EDT

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Super Bowl 51: What you need to know

The NFL has released an official statement regarding Lady Gaga's rumored performance at the halftime show for the 2017 Super Bowl. According to the league, reports about the "Perfect Illusion" singer signing on as a performer for the upcoming event are not true.

The rumors about Lady Gaga headlining the event emerged after the NFL confirmed to Us Weekly that it has begun contacting artists who might perform at Super Bowl 51. Although the league noted that it has not yet finalized its decision, the entertainment news site claimed that Lady Gaga was in talks to perform at the event.

On Sept. 19, the NFL clarified that it has not yet narrowed down its decision regarding the lineup for the Super Bowl's halftime show.

"Nothing has changed from what we said earlier in the week," the league's spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly.

The league's SVP of Communications Natalie Ravitz also noted that Us Weekly has misinterpreted the NFL's statement regarding the entertainment highlight of next year's championship event.

At this point, it is not yet clear who will be performing at Super Bowl 51 but some of the artist who recently performed are Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna and Katy Perry. Adele was originally set to headline the event but the "Hello" singer declined because according to her, the "show is not about music."

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