The NFL denies it gave singer Lady Gaga instructions to avoid political commentary during her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, according to a statement from the organization.
“It’s false,” Natalie Ravitz, senior vice president of communications for the NFL told CNN. “This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none. The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together. Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this.”
Representatives for Lady Gaga confirmed the NFL’s statement.
Entertainment Tonight reported on Tuesday that the NFL told the singer that she could not “say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump,” according to sources close to the halftime show.