Rihanna Delivers Powerful Solo Performance & Confirms Her Pregnancy at Super Bowl LVII

Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl LVII Half Time Show in February 2023
Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl LVII Half Time Show in February 2023. Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Fox Sports/Shutterstock (13765383cz)

We can always count on Super Bowl halftime show performers to bring a few surprises our way, and Rihanna certainly delivered this year. The R&B superstar confirmed her second pregnancy during her halftime show, which featured a medley of her biggest hits.

As soon as she hit the stage in a red Loewe jumpsuit to open the show with “B—h Better Have My Money”, it was pretty clear that Rihanna’s outfit was meant to show off her baby bump and confirm she was expecting her second child with A$AP Rocky.

Things just get better from there, and she knocked us off our feet with her amazing performance, which included such smash-hits as “Only Girl in the World”, “Rude Boy”, and “Umbrella” before she closed the show with “Diamonds”.

Rihanna previously told Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis that she wanted the halftime show to be a celebration of her catalog, but doing it in just 13 minutes wasn’t an easy task. She reportedly came up with 39 different versions of a setlist before choosing 12 songs to perform, spanning her entire career.

Super Bowl LVII took place on February 12, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and it saw the Kansas City Chiefs win their second title in four years.