Our favorite bad girl has officially announced her confirmation to headline one the biggest and most famous American pastimes in history: The Super Bowl Halftime Show.
With a recent post uploaded to her Instagram account with nothing more than her raised arm decorated in her signature wrist tattoos holding an NFL football, Rihanna has revealed her upcoming performance for the 2023 Halftime Super Bowl Show. Fans have been constantly begging Rihanna for years to release new music and now she’s topped that with the anticipation of her halftime performance. We haven’t seen a full album from her since the release of Anti in 2016. Will she possibly debut new music at the show with any teases of a new album? Fans are practically dying to know. The upcoming show will mark Rihanna’s first performance since the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The news of Rihanna’s latest announcement came as a shock but not necessarily a surprise as the halftime performance is known for legends who have truly made an impact on music. However, RiRi has been enjoying the newly motherhood life and fans were definitely caught off guard by the surprise announcement. Not only were fans excited, but so were her music industry peers. Last year’s legendary Halftime Show performer, Dr. Dre, shared positive thoughts about the singer’s announcement. “I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It’s fantastic,” Dr. Dre said during an interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, variety.com reported. The superstar producer/rapper who brought the heat during his team’s performance added, “She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high.” When asked what advice he has for Rihanna ahead of the gig, he said, “Put the right people around you, and have fun.”
Every show that RiRi has put on has been incredibly fun and daring with her creative direction, so I’m sure that her first Super Bowl halftime performance will live up to her reputation. Since RiRi has confirmed the performance, maybe it’s possible that she’ll bring her newborn son that’ll be around nine months old at the time of the event. Nonetheless, fans are grateful that they’ll have a chance to see and hear her sing her iconic songs during a live performance. All the Super Bowl excitement goes down on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
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By Kori Barnes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas