Rihanna Nervous But Excited to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show – The 34-year-old nine-time Grammy Award winner revealed she is beginning to feel nervous about headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Arizona, next year. By posting a photo of herself holding a football on Instagram and Twitter, Rihanna confirmed an end to her music hiatus.
When asked how she feels before her highly anticipated performance, she told TMZ, “I’m nervous…but I’m excited.” Rihanna remained tight-lipped on what fans could anticipate from her performance, however it is anticipated that she will be joined onstage by a couple of well-known personalities.
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In 2018, the “Kiss It Better” crooner was contacted to perform the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta. In light of the uproar surrounding the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, she declined the offer. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received both praise and criticism for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social inequality.
“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler,” she told Vogue in 2019. “There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
The event was fronted by Adam Levine’s pop rock band, Maroon 5, with Big Boi and Travis Scott as special guests. According to the NFL, approximately 120 million viewers viewed the February halftime performance, making it a big success. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar were among the performers.
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The amazing performance featured a combination of their legendary tunes, including “In Da Club,” “Family Affair,” and “California Love,” among others. Beyonce, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and The Weeknd are among the performers who have graced the stage within the past decade. Rihanna’s headline performance will be the first to be sponsored by Apple Music, which is replacing Pepsi.