The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend on Sunday, February 12, and the match up for the title looks to be a blast.
Legendary music artist and singer Rihanna is set to make her appearance at the Superbowl this Sunday as a part of their annual halftime show. The Barbadian singer was reached out to originally in 2019 to do the halftime show by the NFL but she declined, partial reason being Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers had filed a grievance with the NFL after he believed he was blacklisted due to kneeling during the national anthem, which he had done to protest inequality and police brutality. However, he has since withdrawn the grievance he filed, and Rhianna agreed to headline the halftime show.
Her official announcement for being selected as the halftime show performer came back in September when she took to Twitter and Instagram and posted a picture of herself with an NFL football, fans rejoiced upon hearing the news, the biggest rejoices can from her boyfriend A$AP ROCKY and her former duet partner Jay-Z.
Rocky commented on how the super bowl is a huge deal and knowing how Rihanna is with being creative, the halftime show is going to be a spectacular event. He’s also happy just to see that she’s back to making music and putting herself out there. Jay-Z also commented about this news, calling her a “Generational Talent” and stating how she has surpassed expectations at every turn and quoted her as: “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever”.
Rihanna followed up her original announcement of being selected for the halftime show by dropping a single titled “Lift Me Up” from the Latest Black Panther movie.
Whether you watch the Superbowl for football or the commercials, you’re definitely going to want to tune in for the halftime show this year.
Written by: Charles Buckley