The NFL season is back, baybeh! And now that we’re settling in to Week 2, with all the fanfare of the season’s kickoff dying down, attention is now turning to the real great unanswered question of Season 2016: Just who in the hell is gonna perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February?

And the answer to that, by the look of things, is Lady Gaga.

Gaga is reportedly on board to headline football’s show of shows, following on from her performance of the Star Spangled Banner at this past February’s Super Bowl 50.

US Weekly reports that the NFL and Gaga have agreed to terms that will see her follow in the footsteps of previous performers Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Katy Perry, and Bruce Springsteen.

However it should be noted that, outwardly, the NFL is refusing to confirm the reports at this stage. The NFL’s senior vice president of communications Natalie Ravitz gave a short statement to the Washington Post denying the report for the time being.

“We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point we do not have a final decision. We’re happy there is so much excitement about the show.”

This, however, is pretty typical of the notoriously control-obsessed NFL, who would likely hold off on “officially” confirming anything until a time that suits them best; likely during a primetime broadcast on Monday Night Football. This is a familiar pattern that’s been followed time and time again by the league when it comes to Super Bowl show speculation.

Choosing Gaga for the show makes all the sense in the world; the 30-year-old singer performed extremely well in her anthem duties earlier this year, and has a major new album and subsequent tour to promote over the coming months.

Take it with however many grains of salt you want. But while we’re waiting for the NFL to open that particular Schrödinger’s box and tell us if that goddamned cat is dead or not, it might be time for all you little monsters out there to start firing up.

Super Bowl LI goes down on Monday February 6th (AUS time) from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Go Pack go.

Source: US Weekly.

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty.