2023 Super Bowl halftime: Rihanna performance draws mixed reviews, second pregnancy confirmed
Some people were really hoping Rihanna would perform "Pon de Replay," but unfortunately the 2005 hit didn't make the cut
It was hit after hit from Rihanna for the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.
Featuring songs like "B-tch Better Have My Money," "Work," "All Of The Lights," "Run This Town," "Diamonds" and "Umbrella," the singer shined in an all-red ensemble, surrounded by backup dancers in all white.
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For many, seeing this Super Bowl LVII performance was an absolute highlight.
Some may say it was a bad performance but I was satisfied. I expected Rihanna to sing her hit songs and that's exactly what she did. I'm giving her lots of credit especially for performing pregnant without a special guest. She did that! #SuperBowlLVII pic.twitter.com/WQIli8Vz04
— Oly (@olyodee) February 13, 2023
“It’s a testament to her ability to stay in the conversation for reasons that have very little to do with her music, and a continuation of her legacy to do the most Rihanna thing possible: whatever the fuck she wants”
yesss @calllmenadira https://t.co/ADdGt5uOGh
— Katie Rayford (@katie_rayford) February 13, 2023
Rih Rih!!! Thank you so much, I appreciated this performance, you ate this all the way up 🔥@rihanna @FentyBowl #IconTingz pic.twitter.com/7YQiYjrdXV
— Queen (@oracle_sleaze) February 13, 2023
Several people online have reacted saying they've missed watching the superstar perform live. It had been five years since her last live performance and seven years since Rihanna has released an album.
I never watch the half time show but guaranteed this was one of the best #Rihanna pic.twitter.com/nn4lpVLWfq
— ALL¥🇬🇾 (@RastaEmpress13) February 13, 2023
Rihanna Flexed so hard #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/c1wSLaeAHv
— Biff Lawson (@Bifflawson) February 13, 2023
Rihanna slayed. pic.twitter.com/W3sFTinOc9
— King of Parendelle (@TheParaFlyer) February 13, 2023
One thing about Rhianna is she gonna promote her business like a baddie she is #SuperBowl #Rihanna pic.twitter.com/kagibRBxWh
— Skyler (@SkylerShane17) February 13, 2023
Rihanna killed it! Set list was perfect. Snuck in that Birthday Cake 🎂
— lizzie newton (@lizziednewton) February 13, 2023
While Rihanna received a lot of praise online, some people were more lukewarm on her performance, and some were expecting her to bring some guests to the stage during her performance.
Not Rihanna’s best live performance but the choreography and production values were on point.
— Marshall Flores (@IPreferPi314) February 13, 2023
No features or guest performances im so disappointed in my sis Rihanna show I’m not impressed.
— Ibree D. Stewart (@Realtoribree) February 13, 2023
Some people were really hoping she would perform "Pon de Replay," but unfortunately the 2005 hit didn't make the cut for Rihanna's Super Bowl set list.
me when rihanna didn’t perform pon de replay pic.twitter.com/87Z1ABcm0v
— kelly (@wahIstromer) February 13, 2023
The two songs I was looking forward to: Pon De Replay and Don't Stop The Music
Rihanna said: pic.twitter.com/dxLOgRsapT
— The Third King (@thirdking0208) February 13, 2023
JUSTICE FOR PON DE REPLAY pic.twitter.com/H7qcts25iU
— ale (@17POSITIONS) February 13, 2023
No pon de replay, shut up and drive, sos, disturbia pic.twitter.com/6X5bU5bkNQ
— andrea ♡̶ (@cosmic_girI_) February 13, 2023
And Pon De Replay??? You are an evil woman Rihanna pic.twitter.com/9YjYYC1cKV
— ᴀɴᴛᴏɴɪɪᴏ ꜰᴀɴ (@antoniiomaraj) February 13, 2023
People on social media have also been questioning whether or not Rihanna is pregnant, after seeing her live during the Super Bowl. People did confirm Sunday that the singer is in fact pregnant with her second child.
the whole timeline afraid to ask if Rihanna is pregnant pic.twitter.com/KGQEhItzqx
— Ira (@iramadisonthree) February 13, 2023
Me trying to figure out if Rihanna is pregnant or not
— ♡ Aaliyah ♡ (@Abookishdiaries) February 13, 2023
Wait is Rihanna pregnant or am I seeing shit ??? 😭 pic.twitter.com/hPn9ACcnFG
— onna🏽 (@onnaelise10) February 13, 2023
Hol on…is Rihanna pregnant again?!!
— Rachel. (@_loveRachel_) February 13, 2023