Super Bowl 2023 was made an exhalating beginning with an electrifying performance by Rihanna. She made a highly anticipated return to the stage at the Super Bowl, performing a career-spanning medley of her biggest hits. “But the biggest talking point was the baby bump, revealing that she is pregnant with her second child.
The megastar arrived floating in midair on a stage, dressed in a form-fitting all-red ensemble, including a molded bustier. It was her baby bump, however, that dominated the conversation, as representatives for the singer confirmed that she is indeed pregnant with her second child.
The 34-year-old singer, who became a billionaire through her successful makeup, lingerie, and high-fashion brands, had previously declined the Super Bowl gig in protest of the National Football League’s handling of race issues. However, she accepted the coveted slot this time, saying that it was “important for representation” and “important for her son to see.”
Musically, fans were treated to a nostalgia tour of Rihanna’s past hits, including club smashes “Where Have You Been,” “Only Girl (In the World),” and “We Found Love.” She also performed “Rude Boy,” “/Bitch Better Have My Money,” “Work,” “All of the Lights,” “Wild Thoughts,” “Run This Town,” and “Umbrella” and “Diamonds.” The singer commanded the stage all on her own, without any guest artists.
Wearing a custom jumpsuit by Loewe, Rihanna appeared on one of several floating platforms, with a swarm of energetic dancers dressed in white below. She launched straight into “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and continued to perform several of her most recognizable and upbeat hits, including “Only Girl (In The World)” and “Where Have You Been.” The halftime show was not short on spectacle, with fireworks exploding above the stadium as she performed the euphoric “We Found Love.”
Rihanna Shocks the World with Pregnancy Announcement During Super Bowl Performance
The Super Bowl performance marked a change of heart for Rihanna, who had previously turned down the gig in protest of the National Football League’s handling of race issues. However, she saw the importance of representation, saying “It’s important for my son to see this.”
Overall, Rihanna’s electrifying and hit-heavy halftime show at the Super Bowl was a triumph, with her baby bump making it a moment to remember. Social media went into meltdown as the singer surprised the world with the unexpected special guest.