After an electric, hip-hop filled Super Bowl halftime show in 2022, it now appears that the NFL will deliver another legendary performance. Thanks to their ties to Roc Nation and JAY-Z, America’s most powerful sports league has reeled in one of the biggest pop-stars of this millennium.
On Sunday (Sept. 25), Rihanna took to Instagram to confirm reports that she would be the headliner for Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023.
By simply posting a photo of her hand holding an official NFL football, Rihanna turned speculation into fact, just hours after TMZ broke news about her “being in discussions” to headline the show. As a Roc Nation signed artist, it appears the deal came together swiftly, although she had previously turned down the same offer in 2020 in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and his notorious gripe with the NFL.
TMZ also reports that there may be another artist joining her on stage, but it has not yet been revealed who it will be. Earlier this week, Variety had reported that Taylor Swift was in discussions to be the performer, but Rihanna seemingly swooped in and landed the gig this weekend.
While Rihanna has been working on new music for an upcoming album for a few years now, it remains to be seen if the album will be here by then, or if she will perform any new or unreleased music. But, Rih already has a loaded catalog of smash hits, so putting together a setlist shouldn’t be an issue.
We at OGM will continue to update this story as it develops.