In an unforeseen surprise, it was announced that Rihanna is slated to head the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show. This comes amid reports confirming it, as well as with her own post via her instagram. Despite having once turned down the offer in 2019 in an effort to stand by NFL player Colin Kaepernick in the fight against racism, the 33-time Grammy nominated artist is the latest in the historical line of industry legends to have graced the globally anticipated halftime show, with artists such as; Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Coldplay, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, and Red Hot Chili Peppers as some who have done it.
It’s been a while since we last heard from the 9-time Grammy winner – and at this point all-time favorite. Rihanna has seemingly stepped away from the musical spotlight with her last solo project, “Anti,” being from six years ago. While she has appeared as a collaborator in other titles such as “LOYALTY” with Kendrick Lamar in 2017, or “BELIEVE IT” with PARTYNEXTDOOR in 2020, as well as performances outside her own world tour with her 2018 Grammy appearance alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, fans all over the world have been left to wait for a track that truly has her fingerprints all over it.