Rihanna’s extremely anticipated Tremendous Bowl halftime efficiency is rapidly approaching, and we’re counting down the times. “5 weeks from at this time 🔥🔥 #AppleMusicHalftime,” the NFL and Apple Music captioned a video of the “Anti” singer sporting a hoodie along with her tattooed hand holding a soccer on it, reposted from her Instagram Story on Jan. 8. That very same day, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty model additionally shared pictures of latest merch on Instagram in assist of the forthcoming halftime present. “A @badgalriri live performance throughout a soccer recreation? Say much less. #SavageXGameDay,” one caption reads.
The NFL introduced Rihanna’s efficiency, additionally the first-ever Apple Music Tremendous Bowl halftime present, on Sept. 25, confirming rumors of her being the midgame leisure on Feb. 12, when the league’s high two groups (nonetheless to be decided) face off in Glendale, AZ.
On Oct. 4, a TMZ cameraperson caught up with Rihanna at Los Angeles grocery retailer Bristol Farms and requested how she’s feeling concerning the efficiency. In response, she admitted to being “nervous” but in addition, within the outlet’s phrases, “excited” concerning the gig.
Rihanna initially shared the information along with her followers by way of a submit that includes her hand holding up an NFL soccer. Though she did not add a caption, the NFL rapidly confirmed the announcement on Twitter, writing, “Let’s GO – @rihanna @rocnation #SBLVII @AppleMusic @NFLonFox.”
The famed singer has huge footwear to fill this 12 months — not that the Grammy winner has something to fret about. In 2022, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent collaborated for an epic hip-hop halftime efficiency, and the 12 months prior, The Weeknd helmed the present. Different latest headliners have included Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Girl Gaga, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry.