Madonna: ‘I wanted to sing with Adele at the Superbowl’

Popstar went on to perform with Nicki Minaj, MIA, Cee Lo Green and LMFAO instead

Madonna has revealed she wanted to collaborate with Adele at this year’s Superbowl, but was unable to because of the British singer’s throat operation.

“I wanted her to be in the Super Bowl with me,” she told ITV’s Daybreak. “But I think she was having her throat problem or throat operation or something.” Asked if she would like to work with Adele in the future, she replied: “Yes, I would love to. I would love to meet her, I think she’s brilliant, I love her.”

The Superbowl concert saw Madonna perform with Cee Lo Green and LMFAO, as well as being joined by Nicki Minaj and MIA for a rendition of Madonna’s single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’. The performance attracted controversy after MIA gave the middle finger gesture during the halftime show of the sporting event.

Broadcaster NBC was forced to issue a full apology after the gesture and it has been reported that MIA may be personally liable if the National Football League are fined because of complaints against the broadcast.

While Adele’s ’21’ continues to break sales records, Madonna’s new album ‘MDNA’ has seen a slump in sales since its release in March. Earlier this month (April 11), it was revealed that the LP had suffered the biggest second-week sales slump in US chart history.

Despite selling 389,000 copies and debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week, its sales subsequently plummeted by 88%. ‘MDNA’ hasn’t had much staying power in the UK either, debuting at Number One in the Official UK Album Chart, before slipping to Number Seven the following week.