Rihanna shares a teaser from the Super Bowl halftime show
Rihanna announced on social media that she will be appearing at the Super Bowl halftime show.
As announced last year, the pop star will appear live again on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl LVII. Rihanna has already described it as an “artist’s dream” to take part in the show.
A month after the performance, Rihanna shared a preview of her performance on social media this morning (January 13).
“We are waiting for you!” a fan says in the video, while another voice claims that it’s been more than 2,000 days since their last live performance.
“RiRi, where have you been?” says another voice over the footage of Rihanna dancing, before she puts her finger to her lips and a song begins to play.
Watch the teaser below.
In 2018, Rihanna received an offer to headline the 2019 Halftime Show. She turned down the offer in an effort to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who was the first NFL player to kneel in protest against the brutality of police in 2016.
Notably, Rihanna has not released an album since 2016, when she released her eighth studio album ‘Anti’. The artist has not performed live since her appearance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
“I can’t believe I said yes,” he told ET last year. “It was one of those things, even when I announced it, I was like, ‘OK, I can’t back out. Now it’s final.’
“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, it’s the dream of any artist to be on that stage,” he continued. “But it’s nerve-wracking. You want to do well. Everyone is watching you. And they’re rooting for you. And I want to do well.”
Last year’s Super Bowl was headlined by Dr. Dre and featured guest artists Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige.