(NEXSTAR) – It’s almost unthinkable that Up With People has been invited to perform at the Super Bowl five times, and yet Taylor Swift has never once headlined the halftime show.
His fans, however, are convinced that 2023 feels like his year, thanks to some “hints” that they think the NFL and Apple Music dropped overnight.
The Super Bowl Halftime Show, which was most recently presented by Pepsi, has chosen a new sponsor in Apple Music, the NFL announced Friday. To coincide with the announcement, the NFL and Apple Music shared social media posts announcing their partnership at the stroke of midnight.
In doing so, they also made the Swifties salivate.
According to fans, the timing of the Midnight Messages is a reference to Swift’s upcoming album “Midnights,” which is due out October 21. Some were also convinced that the font featured in the ads matched that of the cover of his “Midnights” album.
“This is 100% a Taylor Swift super bowl halftime clue. Posted at midnight. In Midnights font. SEE YOU FEBRUARY,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
“Super chaotic that the NFL announced the Super Bowl sponsor at midnight so we all collectively knew it would be Taylor Swift who would be performing the show. I love her so much,” another tweeted.
As Variety, TMZ, and several other major entertainment outlets have pointed out, Swift also endorsed Diet Coke — a fact that wouldn’t have made her an ideal choice for a halftime performer between 2013 and 2022. when Pepsi was the event official. sponsor.
Apple Music, on the other hand, was previously the exclusive home for Swift’s entire music catalog. Swift also starred in a 2016 commercial for Apple Music, in which she painfully faces a treadmill.
Despite speculation, neither Apple Music nor the NFL has confirmed Swift’s involvement with the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show. Variety, meanwhile, is already reporting that “it’s happening,” citing three “sources close to the situation”. People magazine, on the other hand, claims to have learned the exact opposite – that Swift is in no way scheduled to perform.
In any case, one thing is certain ahead of the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show: Up With People is almost certainly still available.