pre gaming in @SavageXFenty pic.twitter.com/gSBtYnhdqW
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 27, 2023
Rihanna‘s extremely anticipated Tremendous Bowl halftime efficiency is shortly approaching, and we’re counting down the times. On Jan. 27, Rihanna launched a 12-second teaser on Twitter showcasing her pregame type. Within the teaser, the “Umbrella” singer reveals off an outfit from her new Savage X Fenty Game Day Collection whereas dramatic music performs within the background.
The teaser comes simply a few weeks after Apple Music, the NFL’s new accomplice for the Tremendous Bowl halftime present, launched a 30-second trailer titled “Rihanna Is Again,” teasing the headlining present on Jan. 13. The quick clip incorporates a silhouette of Rihanna as she walks right into a darkish, empty room whereas a number of sound bites inquiring about her return play within the background.
“It has been 2,190 days,” one voice says, whereas one other chimes in with, “Dude, Rihanna, we have waited for you.” A 3rd voice then broadcasts, “It has been six years for the reason that nine-time Grammy winner dropped an album,” till, lastly, a highlight focuses on Rihanna and her 2016 monitor “Wanted Me” drops.
Followers aren’t the one ones anticipating Rihanna’s huge halftime present. On Jan. 8, the NFL and Apple Music shared a joint video on Instagram of Rihanna sporting a hoodie along with her tattooed hand holding a soccer on it, captioned, “5 weeks from at present 🔥🔥 #AppleMusicHalftime.” The clip initially appeared on the “Anti” singer’s Instagram Tales earlier that day.
Moreover, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty model additionally shared photos of new merch on Instagram on Jan. 8 in help of her upcoming halftime present. “A @badgalriri live performance throughout a soccer sport? Say much less. #SavageXGameDay,” one caption reads.
The NFL introduced Rihanna’s efficiency, additionally the first-ever Apple Music Tremendous Bowl halftime present, on Sept. 25, confirming rumors of her being the midgame leisure on Feb. 12, when the league’s prime two groups (nonetheless to be decided) face off in Glendale, AZ.
On Oct. 4, a TMZ cameraperson caught up with Rihanna at Los Angeles grocery retailer Bristol Farms and requested how she’s feeling concerning the efficiency. In response, she admitted to being “nervous” but in addition, within the outlet’s phrases, “excited” concerning the gig.
Rihanna initially shared the information along with her followers by way of a submit that includes her hand holding up an NFL soccer. Though she did not add a caption, the NFL shortly confirmed the announcement on Twitter, writing, “Let’s GO – @rihanna @rocnation #SBLVII @AppleMusic @NFLonFox.”
The famed singer has huge sneakers to fill this yr — not that the Grammy winner has something to fret about. In 2022, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent collaborated for an epic hip-hop halftime efficiency, and the yr prior, The Weeknd helmed the show. Different latest headliners have included Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry.