Rihanna returned to the live stage for a performance at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show and it was worth the wait.
The Barbados-born pop singer didn’t hold back one bit during her career-spanning set, playing some of her biggest hits — “Umbrella,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds” — alongside standout features on “All of the Lights” and “Run This Town.”
Making the breathtaking performance even more impressive is the fact she did so while pregnant. A baby bump was visible throughout her performance, and afterwards, a representative for the singer confirmed that she is indeed expecting her second child.
Clad in a red jumpsuit, Rihanna showed no fear as she was lowered down to the stage on a floating platform to open the performance. Choreographed dancers surrounded Rihanna when she touched down, and though the superstar obviously wasn’t able to move as freely as she would otherwise, she still held her own. To close out the set, Rihanna was raised back up into the sky,
This year’s halftime show marked the fourth produced by Pepsi and Roc Nation since JAY-Z came aboard with a highly publicized partnership with the NFL in 2019. It follows Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s joint performance in 2020, a lavish show from The Weeknd, and last year’s all-star performance led by Dr Dre, who brought out Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and more.
Bitch Better Have My Money
Where Have You Been
Only Girl (In the World)
We Found Love
Pour It Up
All of the Lights
Run This Town
Watch Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance below.