The NFL is sacking reports that it barred Lady Gaga from talking politics during her Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 5.
CNN and TMZ quoted NFL spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz as saying such stories are false.
“This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none,” Ravitz 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.”
CNN said Lady Gaga reps confirmed the NFL’s statement.
Entertainment Tonight reported Tuesday that the NFL warned Gaga “she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump.”
Other coverage of the brewing controversy:
“LADY GAGA IS NOT BANNED FROM TALKING ABOUT POLITIC OR DONALD TRUMP AT THE SUPER BOWL” – NFL TO TMZ pic.twitter.com/vrwly5MGl4
— Iván | Lady Gaga (@itsIvanOk) January 17, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) January 18, 2017
— Michael F Ozaki MD (@brontyman) January 18, 2017