Fans have been waiting for Rihanna’s return to music for over six years, and she will do so in one of the most imaginable ways.
The NFL confirmed that Rihanna will take over the stage for the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show on February 12, 2023.
Since Rihanna released Anti six years ago, she hasn’t come out with anything new in music, mostly focusing on her makeup and skincare brand, Fenty Beauty.
Rihanna confirmed and announced her participation by uploading an Instagram photo of her tattooed hand holding up an NFL football.
And as expected from the Internet, a fountain of memes has flooded social media and Reddit.
Most of them poke fun at Rihanna, sidelining music and focusing on Fenty, stating how she’d perform a 14-minute makeup tutorial at the half-time show instead of singing.
One user expressed how this being a Rihanna Super Bowl performance means this is not a proper Rihanna concert. This means most people will hear a medley of her music and hits from over the years.
Fans have theorized Rihanna’s setlist, with one quoting that “we have five months” to guess what Rihanna will be singing at the Super Bowl, unless the Fenty makeup tutorial memes end up becoming true.
2021’s Super Bowl halftime show had The Weeknd singing. It was criticized as less spectacular, with no guest performances and audio issues due to mid-pandemic circumstances, while 2022 Was headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and guest appearances by 50 Cent and Anderson . Paak.
As mentioned by a Redditor, Rihanna has fourteen #1s. These songs include:
- We Found Love
- Love The Way You Lie
- Live Your Life
- Rude Boy
- The Monster
- What’s My Name
- Take A Bow
- Only Girl (In The World)
Rihanna left the music business and became an entrepreneur after she constituted her makeup company. Once her brand began to make money, she released Fenty Skin, her skincare line to complement her business.
Then, Rihanna began to sell underwear through Savage X Fenty.
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer just ins’t fun anymore.”
This was one of her supposed statements, though the source remains anonymous. She might venture into other creative fields, but there’s also the fact that Rihanna gave birth to her first child with A$AP Rocky, on May 13, in Los Angeles. Motherhood has also made it difficult for Rihanna to return to music.