On September 25, Rihanna confirmed via Instagram that she’ll be next years Super Bowl halftime performer with a photo of her hand holding up a football and simply “.” as the caption. What makes this so epic is that it’s been six years since the release of the mogul’s eighth studio album Anti. Since then, we’ve heard Rihanna featured on “Lemon” by N.E.R.D and “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled in 2017 and most recently in 2020 on “Believe It” by PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Super Bowl LVII will take place February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Apple Music is the Super Bowl’s new title sponsor replacing Pepsi who held the rights since 2013. This change led to rumors that Taylor Swift would be the halftime performer since Swift his releasing a new album October 23 and has had sponsorships with Pepsi’s competitor Coke throughout her career. Although, we don’t have new music from Rihanna YET it’s not that big of a surprise that she’s the halftime performer. Reason being, Miss Fenty is on Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation and they’ve been in partnership with the NFL since 2019.
Since her music hiatus Rihanna has kept herself very busy making billions. Yes, Rihanna’s net worth is 1.4 billion making with her the highest paid female musician. That’s all thanks to her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty, her makeup brand Fenty Beauty, and skincare brand Fenty Skin. Not to mention in May Rihanna gave birth to a baby boy, both her and A$AP Rocky’s first child.
Recent reports have alleged that Rihanna is making new music for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. Hopefully this news is true and we’ll be hearing new music from Rihanna sooner than we expected. We’re also wishing on a star that she performs unreleased music that’ll turn into released music at the halftime show!