Rihanna has finally spoken out about her highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime show, revealing how she feels in the lead-up to the big day and even dropping a small hint about who might join her onstage.
On Tuesday, October 4, RiRi was shopping at Bristol Farms in Los Angeles, so TMZ inquired about the big game.
Rihanna admitted that she was “nervous” about her performance but was excited to take the stage.
The topic shifted to who might want to sing a song or two with her. She did not reveal who would be appearing, but the outlet did reveal one interesting fact about who it could be – one of those who had previously collaborated with her!
The challenge, of course, is deciding who, given that the list contains nearly 50 potential collaborators. RiRi shrugged when asked if her longtime boyfriend and child’s father, A$AP Rocky, would be performing. At the very least, she did not say no.
But keep in mind that Kanye West stated he is the guest performer. Is it conceivable?
Yes, because he has previously worked with Rihanna. However, given his current controversy, which has essentially made his Black fans and co-stars feel attacked, it remains to be seen if this will happen. Rihanna may want to distance herself from the controversy, particularly since the BLM has already issued an official statement claiming West’s actions were truly harmful.
Rihanna’s halftime performance will mark her musical comeback; her previous album, 2016’s “Anti,” was released six years ago.
But it could be Jay-Z. She had previously worked with him on several occasions.
Furthermore, “Umbrella” was the song that introduced Rihanna to hip-hop. Although the song was written specifically for Britney Spears, it was rejected by her label. One artist’s garbage became another’s treasure.
Rihanna’s snake-charming hook (“ella, ella…ey, ey”) and Jay Z’s brilliant verse made it rain on the pop charts. As the song rose to the top of the charts in countries such as the United States, Ireland, and Germany, it sparked debate in the United Kingdom, which was experiencing severe flooding and torrential rain at the time.
“Umbrella,” along with its edgy music video, marked a watershed moment for Rihanna. The title of the album, Good Girl Gone Bad, says it all. The music video also featured a silver-dipped bare Rihanna and Jay Z dressed in 1990s garb.