Chris Brown is no stranger to putting on show-stopping performances, so when news broke earlier this week that Adele had declined the NFL’s offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl 51 halftime show, Brown’s fans jumped at the chance to include the singer’s name on the list of artists who are rumored to be considered as a performer for next year’s show.
Just days after the NFL and Pepsi publicly denied Adele’s claims to have been offered a spot as next year’s Super Bowl halftime performer, Chris Brown fans took to Twitter to begin trending the hashtag #ChrisBrownSB51 in addition to starting a petition on Change.org and calling for the NFL to allow Brown to serve as the halftime show performer for Super Bowl 51.
— CBFanpage2005 (@CBOfficial2005) August 17, 2016
Lets be real. @chrisbrown might be the only artist that can give Beyoncé or Bruno Mars a run for their money with a super bowl performance.
— Low Soul (@Loso_CHE) August 16, 2016
The amount of people commenting on how Chris brown should perform at the next Super Bowl is amazing. He’d be a great performer so let him
— Chris Brown (@BREEZYNATION___) August 14, 2016
The description for the petition, which was created on August 16, refers to Chris Brown as “one of the most talented entertainers in this generation” before drawing attention to Brown’s headline-making Michael Jackson tribute during the 2010 BET Awards as evidence of the singer’s talent as a live performer. Currently, the petition has garnered over 1,200 supporters since its creation yesterday and remains just 300 signatures short of its goal before it is to be sent to the NFL for consideration.
While Chris Brown hasn’t formally responded to the fan-created petition, it appears that the “Grass Ain’t Greener” singer is aware of fans’ desire for him to perform at the Super Bowl 51 halftime show.
Chris took to Instagram to share a video in which he reveals, “I was just thinking…if they let me perform at the Super Bowl, man I will f*** that s*** up!”
Chris Brown has to perform at the Superbowl halftime show, it would be so LIT pic.twitter.com/2rl6X50DDD
— Sara (@ssaramahone) August 16, 2016
I see Chris Brown knows about the Super Bowl request. If only they just let him.
— Austin Bogar (@AustinBogar1) August 17, 2016
As of yet, the NFL hasn’t commented on speculation regarding who they may have in mind to serve as a performer for 2017’s Super Bowl 51 halftime show, noting in a statement earlier this week that they have yet to extend a “formal offer” to Adele or any other artist currently rumored to perform at the sporting event.
“The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele. We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show,” the NFL and Pepsi revealed in a joint statement on Sunday, Billboard reports. “However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else. We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time.”
While fans eagerly await the outcome of their petition, Chris Brown is said to be putting the finishing touches on the music video for his newest single, “Grass Ain’t Greener,” which is rumored to serve as the lead single off of Brown’s upcoming eighth studio album, Lost & Found (Heartbreak on a Full Moon).
Super Bowl 51 will take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017, and will be televised on Fox.
What do you think of Chris Brown as a potential performer for the Super Bowl halftime show?
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