Huge congratulations are in order for Ms. Fenty, aka Rihanna. The “Rude Boy” singer is headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.
She surprised fans by only posting a photo of her arm and hand holding an NFL football and placing a period in the comment section.
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Her fans showed their excitement in her comments section.
Watch What Happens Live! commented, “NFL = National Fenty League,” earning praise from the Fenty Beauty company’s account.
Well-known drag queen Yvie Oddly wrote, “I’ve never been so excited about football in my life!!!”
Twitter users had to sound off about Ms. Rihanna performing.
Rihanna just announced that she will be performing at this year’s super bowl halftime show, three years after she turned down her first super bowl performance offer in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Marking my calendar, not for the football, but for her obviously
— Camilla Mellon (@MellonCamilla) September 26, 2022
Rihanna preforming at the Super Bowl? Oh lord my room gonna be a mess 😫😩💦
— DubNation (@DubNation09) September 26, 2022
I’m hosting a Super Bowl Party for Rihanna. Lmao.
— lil tato 🥔 (@tdotkaay) September 26, 2022
Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl gave me another reason to live 🙏🏼
— juan.co (@YahBeesh) September 26, 2022
rihanna’s super bowl is what i’m calling it.
— coleasice❄️ (@brownsugapowa) September 26, 2022
can we get a half football and the halftime & second half just rihanna
— nadine⁶³ (@int3rIudes) September 26, 2022
I for one am hyped for a Rihanna halftime show 🥵 #SheABaddie
— BigGreenTaco59 (@BigGreenTaco59) September 26, 2022
After hearing the news of Rihanna’s performance, Dr. Dre expressed excitement during his interview with Apple Music 1, which sponsors the Super Bowl halftime show instead of Pepsi.
“Oh, my God,” Dr. Dre stated. “Let me tell you something, man. I actually just got the news that Rihanna’s going to do it, and I’m a super fan of Rihanna. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do.”
He continued, “I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It’s fantastic. She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high.”
As one of the 2022 Super Bowl halftime headliners, Dr. Dre finished with some advice for her.
“Put the right people around you, and have fun. That’s basically what it is, making sure you have the right creative people around you. She might want to look into some of the people that we used to do our show.”