Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show was a long-awaited and highly anticipated event that did not disappoint. From her stunning stage design to her captivating choreography to her extensive catalog of hits, the performance offered something for everyone, whether they were in the stadium or watching from home. Although there were no special guests, Rihanna herself put on a fantastic show, displaying confidence and power as she sang some of her greatest hits. The singer also took the opportunity to promote her Fenty line during her performance, as she used a mirror and blush.
The performance kicked off with a short video featuring her track “What’s My Name?” followed by a unique sight: Rihanna stood on a suspended platform high above the football field, with additional stages for her backup dancers. Her actual performance began with the hit song “B***h Better Have My Money,” with Rihanna sporting a beautiful red outfit and moving up and down the platform.
The singer’s setlist was expertly crafted, with each song seamlessly transitioning into the next. For example, she moved from “Where Have You Been” into “Only Girl In The World,” with her white-clad backup dancers executing impressive choreography. Other classics like “We Found Love,” “S&M,” “Rude Boy,” and “Work” were also performed, as well as “Wild Thoughts” and a snippet of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights.”
To conclude the performance, Rihanna played “Run This Town” with a live band before ending on two of her most iconic songs: “Umbrella” and “Diamonds.” As confirmed by a close source, the 32-year-old is pregnant with her second child. Fans had been speculating online immediately after they saw Rihanna’s belly during her electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news after receiving confirmation of the pregnancy from someone in Rihanna’s camp. Although it’s always wise to exercise caution, the confirmation of the pregnancy has been met with much excitement and celebration.
After the pregnancy saga, fans went to dig up an interview she had with Nate Burleson on NFL+ just before the Super Bowl, and it turned out Rihanna hinted at bringing a surprise guest to her show. “I’m thinking about bringing someone,” she replied when Nate asked if there would be any guest appearances. It wasn’t a guest performer after all, it’s the incoming baby Riri and ASAP.
Rihanna is a proud mother of one and welcomed her first child with her boo ASAP Rocky in 2022. “When you become a mom, there’s just something that happens that makes you feel like you could take on the world,” she told Nate. “You could do anything. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world. It’s important for me to do this year; it’s important for representation. It’s important for my son.”
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