After almost seven years away, fans got Rihanna for 13 memorable minutes on Sunday.
Rihanna was tapped as the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show artist in September, giving fans a pause in the Chiefs Eagles action to reintroduce herself to the world. And reintroduce herself she did.
It was a memorable show that was met with some praise, featuring some anti-gravity performances and an all-hits playlist that thrilled viewers. What made Rihanna’s performance all the more special? She’s actually pregnant with her second child. That’s the stuff of Super Bowl legend.
Rihanna last performed live in January 2018, and hasn’t released a new album since 2016, so to say that her performance on Sunday during Super Bowl 57 is highly anticipated seems to bit a bit of an understatement. Rihanna, obviously, knows this as well, leading to an ample amount of research ahead of Sunday.
The superstar said on Feb. 8 that she had 39 different potential setlists for this Sunday’s performance, certainly lending to endless possibilities when she hits the stage.