The all-red ‘fit, performing fan-favorite hits, the surprise pregnancy announcement—Rihanna gave us a show with her Super Bowl Halftime performance.
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On the morning of February 13, Philippine time, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles to take home the championship win at the Super Bowl LVII, their first in four years. But enough of that, let’s talk about the real star of the game: Rihanna’s highly-anticipated Halftime Show performance.
Considering how it’s been years since the queen of the Fenty empire hit the stage for a performance, fans all over the world waited with bated breath to see what Rihanna would cook up for her biggest performance of her career to date. And the moment she began her 15-minute set with Bitch Better Have My Money, rubbing her belly to confirm her second pregnancy in the process, we knew Rihanna was going to serve.
Overall, the performance was relatively low-key compared to past Halftime Shows, but that doesn’t mean Riri didn’t delivered. From her all-red ‘fit, the moving platforms reminiscent of a Super Smash Bros. stage, the assemblage of dancers in white, and closing the show with Diamonds, it was a moment at the State Farm field in Glendale, Arizona. With the pop culture moment that Rihanna just gave us, it got the internet talking as a lot had to say about the queen’s return and of course, share the occasional meme that we’ve saved to our photo album. Here are just some of our favorite reactions we came across on Twitter.
STAR OF THE NIGHT
SHE’S BAAAACK 👑 @Rihanna #AppleMusicHalftime pic.twitter.com/rH2G9r2RSc— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
My reaction when Rihanna first song is Bitch Better have my money after 6 years pic.twitter.com/l6txyJgNNO— Jobless Yb Fan (@ShisuiTheDonn__) February 13, 2023
me now that rihanna performed— out of context hannah montana (@OCHannahMontana) February 13, 2023
60k fans waiting to watch Rihanna pretending they came to watch the eagles and chiefs #SuperBowl— Dec (@DecMassey_) February 12, 2023
Watching Rihanna perform Umbrella pic.twitter.com/mmJdIdCvb1— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 13, 2023
Rihanna really making me watch football pic.twitter.com/3pY7LLPyuL— The Naija Don (@LexP__) February 12, 2023
Me and my friends running to get tickets to Rihanna if she announces a tour pic.twitter.com/oPUK0fjhiY— jordan ♡︎☀︎︎♥︎ (@jojodances913) February 13, 2023
this shot during Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance is so wild holy crap pic.twitter.com/jE8UWAnxjA— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 13, 2023
Me realizing Rihanna is pregnant again, and we’re never getting another album. 😭 pic.twitter.com/3gOiJa8bHE— J. Slai (@JSLAi) February 13, 2023
me after Rihanna performs at the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/FIQ6UOim5g— Wendell (@RhodeToLove) February 12, 2023
Gays as soon as Rihanna is done performing her last song tonight pic.twitter.com/V7Lfcm1yIY— 💫 (@heyjaeee) February 12, 2023
QUEEN OF SURPRISES
rihanna’s baby in the womb rn— Jeffery Werkins (@JefferyWerkins) February 13, 2023
Rihanna’s 2nd baby at the Superbowl halftime show: pic.twitter.com/u1V5tl1vwa— expiredkirspies (@ricekrispies69) February 13, 2023
Everybody tryna see if Rihanna pregnant again pic.twitter.com/MEUgbSiN15— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 13, 2023
RIHANNA GIRL R U PREGNANT pic.twitter.com/2XZQnCXMea— izzy (@angeleyerry) February 13, 2023
rihanna’s baby during the performance pic.twitter.com/sacoEYXr9c— 2000s (@PopCulture2000s) February 13, 2023
THE CELEBRITY OF CELEBRITIES
adele is just like us. here for rihanna nothing more pic.twitter.com/Pz3y9vJljg— 2000s (@PopCulture2000s) February 12, 2023
MOTHER ACTUAL MOTHER 🔥 https://t.co/Z9kfW5D20z— JANINE (@janinegutierrez) February 13, 2023
Ready for the riri concert 😂 #SuperBowlLVII pic.twitter.com/QMKQ4tl1SU— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) February 13, 2023
ASAP Rocky is everyone watching @Rihanna 🥺 #AppleMusicHalftime pic.twitter.com/pG6DWRL7ch— NFL (@NFL) February 13, 2023
THE FENTY BOWL
a businesswoman first and foremost pic.twitter.com/O3JRUZkBnx— matt (@mattxiv) February 13, 2023
Online sell si ante! pic.twitter.com/oc89iwaWse— kabulastugan (@kblstgn) February 13, 2023
THE REAL STAR OF THE SHOW
the sign language interpreter is not fking around pic.twitter.com/zezhJ0QTsI— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) February 13, 2023
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