“Nervous, But Excited” Rihanna to take part in Super Bowl for Halftime Show

Rihanna on Performing at Super Bowl

During an especially chaotic football Sunday, which featured an underthrown punt, the NFL and Roc Nation confirmed Rihanna would be at a halftime show at Super Bowl LVII, which Rihanna will be performing.

She has mostly taken a break from music over the past few years, and fans are desperate to see her back on the stage, to the point where they are barely even interested in what she does at her halftime show at Super Bowl 2023.

Confirmation by Rihanna
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Last week, Rihanna announced she would be headlining a halftime show during the Super Bowl, sharing an image of only her hands holding the official NFL football on her Instagram and Twitter.

The pop singer, her record company, the NFL, and the halftime show’s new sponsor, Apple Music, announced on Sunday.


Given the anticipation for Rihanna’s next career move, since 2016, the Super Bowl LVIIs halftime show will be the singer’s most high-profile appearance in years. Rihanna’s performance at halftime would be Rihanna’s return to music following a lengthy hiatus to focus on her brands, Savage x Fenty and Fenty Beauty.

When TMZ caught up with Love on the Brain Singer, she admitted she was nervous but excited about the show. When asked who might have been brought up to be onstage with her at the Super Bowl halftime show, the Fenty designer kept quiet on the subject, shrugging her shoulders and flashing the peace sign.

When asked whether her A$AP Rocky, with whom she welcomed their first child in May, could possibly bring her first baby with her onstage for the show, she seemed to answer simply, Maybe, baby, giving fans a small glimmer of hope that they would get to see them both together. 

TMZ first reported that the NFL and Roc Nation had been talking with Rihanna about headlining a major performance. Of course, this was the dominant line of thought up until the middle of the day on Sept. 25, when the news broke that she will actually go to be headlining the Super Bowl’s halftime show, which is scheduled for 2023.