Taylor Swift fans were in a tizzy this weekend at speculation she would headline the 2023 Super Bowl half-time show, but it turns out their excitement may be for nothing.
The speculation began after it was announced that Apple Music was taking over from Pepsi as the new sponsor for the half-time show. Considering Taylor has a sponsorship deal with Coke, many Swifties felt this would pave the way for her to headline. Plus, with a new album, “Midnights,” coming out October 21st, and a possible tour for next year, fans felt it just made sense.
But if you believe TMZ sources, while Taylor was offered the half-time gig, she actually turned it down. According to the insider, Taylor was offered the gig months ago, but said no because she didn’t want to perform until she’s finished re-recording her first six albums, in order to regain control of them. So far she’s only released two, “Red” and “Fearlesss,” with “”Taylor Swift,” “Speak Now,” “1989,” and “Reputation” still to go.
The source does add that half-time producers are looking for a female pop star to headline next year, with TMZ now reporting that Rihanna is in talks to headline.