Fans Of Taylor Swift Are Convinced That The NFL Hinted That She’s The Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Performer, But A Source Said It’s Not True

September 23, 2022 / Posted by:

Taylor Swift operates as an enigma wrapped in a red scarf and metaphors, so it’s no surprise that her fans, the Swifties, took something seemingly meaningless and thought it would give them one more opportunity to bask in the strawberry-scented fumes of her environmentally catastrophic private jet. This time, TMZ said that the NFL provided Swifties with speculation fuel because they released a press release at midnight announcing that their new Super Bowl sponsor is Apple Music. As we know, Taylor is releasing an album on October 21 (which is also enemy Kim Kardashian’s birthday, oooooh, burn!) called Midnights and has released new music at midnight in the past, so since she’s claimed ownership of 12 a.m., the fans were convinced that the NFL’s choice must hold some type of Swiftnificance in the way of the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show. But, now sources are also claiming that she will NOT be performing.

On top of the NFL sponsorship press release dropping, Apple Music also tweeted this at *gasp* midnight:

Pepsi was the longtime sponsor of the Super Bowl and its halftime show, but that deal ended leading to Apple Music taking over. And since Taylor also holds jurisdiction over the color Red (Taylor’s Version), it made sense that for a while she had a sponsorship deal with Pepsi’s top competitor: Coca-Cola; but that relationship is now over too, which convinced Swifties that the way was cleared for Taylor to take on halftime without any conflicts of cola interest. via TMZ:

Here’s the deal — back in May, Pepsi pulled out of its longstanding partnership with the league and its Big Game’s halftime show … and on Thursday night, the NFL announced it’s finally replaced the soft drink company with Apple Music as the new sponsor.

The league curiously dropped the news at midnight — something that’s been associated with Swift for YEARS. She’s put out albums twice since 2020 that were released at that time, and she’s sung the word “midnight” hundreds of times in her tracks.

With Apple Music now in, though, it seems Swift would be free and clear to belt out “Shake It Off” to millions during the Super Bowl’s break on Feb. 12 without issue.

All of this was enough to set Swifties atwitter:


But TMZ then provided a very scantily detailed update saying they’ve now heard that Taylor is not scheduled to perform, but didn’t give much more context or who the source was. So either semantics could be coming into play here if some poor Super Bowl intern just didn’t write Taylor’s name on the dry-erase calendar meaning she’s not TECHNICALLY scheduled yet; OR those of us who’d rather eat paint chips with our halftime guac than listen to Taylor whine about her stolen innocence will be spared from having to see an army of Jake Gyllenhaal look-alikes melancholically sashay across the field with red scarves billowing in the wind at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium.

Taylor Swift fans might think their favorite musician is lined up to play the next Super Bowl Halftime show, but it just ain’t true … TMZ has learned.

Social media was on fire Friday after TS fans thought the NFL dropped a few Easter eggs that hinted at Taylor being the big performer. However, we’ve spoken to sources with direct knowledge who tell us Taylor’s NOT going to be performing at Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

Last year’s performance featuring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and 50 Cent won the first-ever Emmy for a Superbowl Halftime show, so it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for pick-me-ass Taylor to have to try her hand at it next. The NFL hasn’t publicly confirmed or denied anything, so keep an eye on Taylor these next few months. If we see her curiously morphing into a “cool girl” who tries to school people on the game by using the only football phrase she knows (Red zone, duh), but draws a Blank Space when someone uses jargon like “check-down pass,” there might be truth to the speculation. And if she doesn’t end up being the performer? So help them, Taylor; expect millions of Swifties to storm Roger Goodell’s office while chanting, “LOOK WHAT YOU MADE US DO!” for daring to allow something unrelated to Taylor to be announced in the Swiftnight hour.

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