The NFL is denying a report that it ordered Super Bowl halftime performer Lady Gaga to refrain from talking about Donald Trump during her appearance at the big game.
The denial follows a report by ET quoting a source close to the halftime show saying: “Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump.”
A rep for the NFL denied the report, calling it “nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none.”
In a statement, the NFL said: “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.”
ET notes: “Gaga’s personal opinions on the election have hardly been a mystery. The 30-year-old pop star had been a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton and was photographed holding a ‘Love Trumps Hate’ sign outside New York’s Trump Tower following the election results.”