Held at the State Farm Stadium in Miami, the event saw Rihanna join a host of stars and big names such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and more, who have entertained Super Bowl’s packed crowd during the halftime show.
Rihanna took to the stage with her powerful voice and mesmerising stage presence that fans haven’t experienced since she performed with DJ Khaled on ‘Wild Thoughts’ at the 2018 Grammy Awards, leaving fans in awe. Her thirteen minutes performance saw her perform twelve songs including ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, ‘Where Have You Been’, ‘Only Girl (In the World)’, ‘Work’, ‘Diamonds’, ‘Umbrella’ and more, which were met with thunderous applause and cheer, with millions excited to see her step out since the birth of her baby boy with American rapper A$AP Rocky on May 13, 2022.
As always, in attendance at the Super Bowl LVII were stars and celebrities, including American actor Eric Stonestreet, actor Bradley Cooper, American businesswoman Martha Stewart, Bryce Harper, Sir Paul McCartney, Hip-Hop icon Jay-z, NBA star Lebron James, Grammy Award-winning artiste Billie Eilish and more.
The night’s music performance began with American singer, Chris Stapleton’s touching rendition of the National Anthem. However, Rihanna’s halftime show was a highlight of the evening; her powerful vocals, combined with her electrifying stage presence, made for a much-awaited comeback.
“There’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. It’s important for me to do this year, important for representation, important for my son to see that”, RiRi had said in anticipation of her performance.
As of the time of publishing this report, the Philadelphia Eagles lead with 21 points while the Kansas City Chiefs trail with 14.
Meanwhile, we could yet see the 34-year-old singer on our screen sooner as she stands in the running for her first-ever Oscars win in the ‘Best Original Song’ category for ‘Lift Me Up’, a song off Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.
The Super Bowl LVII is airing live on DStv channel 218 and GOtv channel 37.