The National Football League (NFL) has announced that Rihanna will be the featured performer for the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2023.
Joining Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Madonna, the 34-year-old singer and entrepreneur will receive top billing in what may be America's largest single musical performance.
"Sunday, Jay-Z, whose firm Roc Nation is one of the show's producers, stated that Rihanna is a "generational talent" with "modest origins" who has "exceeded expectations at every turn."
"A person born on the small island of Barbados who went on to become one of the most renowned artists of all time." "Self-made in business and show business"
Rihanna, known as Robyn offstage, Rihanna Fenty earlier denied an offer to perform at the halftime show of the 2020 Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who has not been signed by any American football team since his 2016 demonstrations against racial injustice.
Shortly before the announcement on Sunday evening, Rihanna posted a picture of her hand clutching an American football on Twitter, inciting fan excitement.
The NFL's head of music, Seth Dudowsky, stated, "We are ecstatic to welcome Rihanna to the Super Bowl halftime show stage... to give fans another historic Halftime Show performance."
The NFL will collaborate with Apple Music to produce the halftime show on February 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.
Since her rise to fame in the mid-2000s, Rihanna has branched out into film acting and the cosmetics industry, becoming the first African-American woman to oversee a luxury brand for the French fashion giant LVMH.