After a prolonged waiting period, Apple Music has announced that Barbadian-born Rihanna will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
On Sunday, the singer and Apple Music announced the news by tweeting the same thing.
“IT’S ON. @rihanna will take the stage for the first ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on 2.12.23.”
This isn’t the first time that Rihanna was approached by the National Football League (NFL) to perform at the halftime show.
In 2019 the 34-year-old turned down the NFL’s offer to perform to show her support for former player Colin Kaepernick.
News24 reports that Kapernick, who has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017, began kneeling in protest of social injustice and racial inequality during pre-game renditions of the US national anthem six years ago.
The Diamonds hit singer recently welcomed a baby boy with rapper A$AP Rocky. It’s not clear exactly when the baby was born or what his name is, as the couple has chosen to keep it a secret.
Her singing career isn’t the Barbadian-born only successful achievement. She is the founder of a cosmetics line called Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. She has also dabbled in the world of fashion as the first black woman to head a fashion house for LVMH, the owner of Fendi and Givenchy.
Apple Music has taken over as the main sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show after Pepsi sponsored it for several years.
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