Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl LVII


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Rihanna sings during The Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. Nov. 11, 2014. Original public domain image from Flickr

Trisha Bedford, Photographer Editor

 The 2023 Super Bowl is said to take place Feb. 12, at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The 12 minute half time show this year will be featuring the actor, businesswoman, and singer, Rihanna.

   Rihanna’s music career started when she was 15 and performed for the music producers Evan Rogers and Carl Struken in 2003. Rihanna has also been in multiple movies such as ”Oceans 8”,“Home”, and “This is the End”. Not only does she have a clear path in the entertainment industry, but she also has her own cosmetic line. Launched in 2017 using her last name Fenty as the company’s name, she has one of the largest variety of skin tones for foundations over any company. 

   As a new mom, Rihanna has stated in an interview with the Associated Press, “If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special.” She has struck up a rumor about new music with her appearance at the Super Bowl which she expressed in the interview, “That’s not true. Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that fans?” She also stated, “The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh, my God, they’re going to think my album is coming. I need to get to work.’

   Rihanna’s spouse, A$AP Rocky,  is overjoyed for her performance. Rocky will be with the baby and family in the stadium, for now at least. Rihanna has yet to formally address having or not having a special guest with her. 

   Apple music released her teaser trailer for the halftime show featuring her song “Needed Me,” released Jan. 13 and so far have over 5.5 million views. Comments are raving about the connection between her song included and what fans believe could have been the “death of Rihanna.” 

   Fans are coming from everywhere to see her perform. If the game is not accessible to fans they can always tune into Fox at 8 p.m ET.