As announced by NFL, on Sunday, Work work work singer will be making performing during the halftime show in the next year’s Super Bowl.
Additionally, Robyn Rihanna Fenty confirmed the news through her Instagram post and Fans are thrilled!
Rihanna on Sunday posted a caption-less picture of herself holding a football confirming all the news about her healing at the 2023 event.
“IT’S ON. @rihanna will take the stage for the first-ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on 2.12.23,” added Apple Music in their tweet. “#SBLVII @[email protected] @RocNation.”
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 25, 2022
In addition to that, Roc Nation, who is actively managing and has helped produce the halftime show in past years, posted the same image and wrote, “Let’s GO” with the hashtag “SBLVII.” along with National Football League.
With the news out in the open, Jay Z, the founder of Roc Nation also released a statement regarding the matter,
“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.”
Rihanna will be the halftime show at the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/GT9i8BBT9r
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 25, 2022
Rejoicing the news, Seth Dudowsky, Head of Music for the NFL, shared his statement in a similar manner as the rest of us calling Rihanna “a once in a generation artist” who has been “a cultural force” throughout her career.
“We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance,” he added.
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As everyone knows, Rihanna was a candidate for the halftime show in 2019, in support of Colin Kaepernick, however, the singer turned down the opportunity.
In the meantime, she has remained a candidate for the headliner many years after as well and it has finally come true for the year 2023.
The reason behind the turndown at the time was due to the controversy over NFL’s treatment to Colin Kaepernick.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a knee during the national anthem in protest of brutality caused by police as well as social injustice.
Regarding the matter, In 2019, Rihanna told Vogue- “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
Later the Halftime show got headlined by pop rock band Maroon 5, Adam Levine’s band. The band performed with the special guest Travis Scott along with Big Boi.
In the previous year, Rihanna has a busy year with the birth of her first child, a baby boy with her beau A$AP Rocky in May.
Her appearance in the Super Bowl Half time show will be following the 2022’s star-studded lineup of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, who performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
For now, her fans are eagerly waiting for her any update regarding the release of her ninth studio album following 2016’s “Anti.”
Here’s to hoping a new song will release before the main show!
2023 Super Bowl LVI to take place on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium.