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Rihanna confirms she’s headlining the Super Bowl LVII halftime present

Rihanna Responded To A Report She'Ll Be Headlining This Year'S Super Bowl Halftime Show. (Photo: Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)

Rihanna responded to a report she’ll be headlining this 12 months’s Super Bowl halftime present. (Photo: Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)

Rihanna been drafted to headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime present, the NFL has confirmed.

Following a report from TMZ that she’s been in discussions with the NFL and Roc Nation about acting at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 12, 2023, the pop star took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photograph her tattooed hand holding up an NFL-branded soccer. The submit additionally marks Rihanna’s first social media exercise since giving start to her first youngster in May.

Roc Nation, which oversees the halftime present, shared Rihanna’s submit, including the caption, “Let’s GO.” Jay-Z’s music leisure company — which options the “Umbrella” singer on its roster — additionally tagged Apple Music, which is changing Pepsi as sponsor of the present.

Rihanna’s affirmation follows hypothesis that Taylor Swift was being thought of for the halftime headliner gig. This previous February noticed the sport’s first hip-hop headlined halftime present, that includes performances from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.

The Fenty Beauty mogul — who was photographed attending a Rolling Loud after-party together with her companion, A$AP Rocky, on Saturday evening — beforehand turned down the Super Bowl gig in solidarity with activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“I couldn’t dare do that,” she told Vogue in 2019. “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.”

In a press release from the NFL saying Rihanna’s efficiency, Jay-Z hailed the music star as a “generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.”


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