There have been many conflicting reports about who Lady Gaga might share the stage with during her Super Bowl halftime show, as well as what she's allowed to say.
Gaga is either performing solo at the Super Bowl, or she's having special guests. The media has been abuzz over the past few days about what the eccentric songstress has planned for her halftime show, and everyone seems to be reporting something different.
For instance, Billboard reports that Gaga will be performing on her own, with no other guests. This would be relatively unusual compared to recent trends, but not without precedent. Then there's an Entertainment Tonight article claiming she will have a guest performing with her during one song.
The bigger story, however, is that the NFL may have asked Gaga to keep quiet about politics - especially in regard to President-elect Donald Trump. This also came from the Entertainment Tonight report, though TMZ claims that the report is false. An NFL spokesperson even spoke out against the idea that they would try to silence Gaga in such a way.
The spokesperson said it's "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none. ... 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."
Gaga hasn't shied away from using her platform for making political statements. The singer's famous meat dress incident at the MTV VMAs in 2010 was in protest of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the U.S. military, though she noted, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights pretty soon, we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
Regardless, Gaga has said that she will be there to entertain football fans, suggesting that she might not make such a statement. She told Entertainment Weekly back in October: "The thing is, I'm just going to put together the best show for the football fans, the ones that are watching at home."
The Super Bowl will air Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.