Bad gal RiRi is about to take the biggest stage – the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Rihanna first teased the news on her Instagram page. And while the now-viral post featured no caption, the picture said it all. Here's everything you need to know.
For starters, the Barbados artist has not released an album since 2016 when she dropped Anti. But she has definitely been a busy lady. Since then, she has focused on other business ventures, like her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, her skin brand, Fenty Skin, and her lingerie company, Savage X Fenty. But perhaps most noteworthy, the Umbrella singer also recently became a momma. While she's kept the name under wraps, she and baby daddy, rapper A$AP Rocky, welcomed a baby boy this past May. As for her latest venture?
As revealed on her 'gram, RiRi is set to take the stage on February 12, 2023, for Super Bowl LVII at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. And, well, safe to say that she has big shoes to fill. Last year's Halftime Show featured big players in the music game. With Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar as the 2022 headliners, LA's SoFi Stadium was a sight to be seen. Other acts in previous years have included Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, the Weeknd, and Beyonce. But this time around, Apple Music will sponsor the Halftime show, replacing the longtime sponsor and NFL partner Pepsi.
While fans may still be waiting for her 9th studio album, this performance is bound to keep the momentum going. Rihanna is sure to make the crowd go crazy, and based on the over 6.8 million likes and the thousands upon thousands of comments on her Instagram post, everyone is hyped to welcome the queen back to the mic. The real question is, what song will she start with? And will we hear new tracks? Stay tuned.