The Super Bowl took place on February 12th at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This year was the 57th annual Super Bowl, with the game being between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
What was even more exciting to many, was the halftime show performance. Rihanna took the stage for this year's halftime show and many were hyping her up and expecting a tremendous performance coming from her.
Rihanna hasn’t been making music anymore, as she’s been dedicating her life at the moment to being a mother, therefore everyone was ecstatic to learn she was performing.
Rihanna said in an interview with Apple that the hardest part about this whole process was putting together a setlist because she wanted to perform so much. She put together a grand total of 39 versions of the setlist before getting the final product.
She performed 12 songs which included, "B--- Better Have My Money", "Where Have You Been?", "Only Girl in the World", "We Found Love", "Rude Boy", "Work", "Wild Thoughts", "Pour It Up", "All of the Lights", "Run This Town", "Umbrella" and "Diamonds.”
Her performance was both nostalgic and ambitious and covered the span of her career with some of her most famous songs.
Rihanna entered the stage in an all red Alaïa puffer coat over a red Loewe jumpsuit and glossy bustier. She also took the stage pregnant! Her outfit was very bright red, but what everyone noticed was her baby bump.
Rihanna just had a baby last year in May and now, she is pregnant with her second child, as confirmed by Vogue Magazine. Her pregnancy brought a lot of attention to her performance, but because of it she didn’t dance as much as everyone had hoped. However, in return, her futuristic dancers gave an amazing show.
Personally, I enjoyed this halftime show because her voice is extremely mesmerizing, but it could have been better. While many people do agree that the performance was lacking a lot of things, it’s general knowledge that if we were judging solely on her voice, this was one of her best performances to date.