Rihanna can’t wait to ‘kill’ comeback stage at Super Bowl Halftime Show after long hiatus

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Rihanna will make her long-awaited return at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2023.

One month before the big event, the Super Bowl trailer teased fans with a sneak peek of Rihanna’s performance. Her performance will be historic because it will be the first-ever sponsored by Apple Music.

Part of the trailer featured angry media voices demanding Rihanna’s return, despite the fact that she hasn’t released new music since her 2016 album, “Anti.” However, in October, she released her first song in seven years for the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack.

A source told People in the magazine’s most recent issue that the “Lift Me Up” hitmaker has been preparing for her fans for quite some time.

The source said:

“She is ready for the Super Bowl. She is rehearsing right now. She’s very excited, ready and focused. She can’t wait to kill it.”

The singer’s most incredible year, according to the insider, was 2022, when she took a long break to focus on her baby boy. Rihanna’s baby’s name has yet to be revealed to the public.

Despite not working on new music in recent years, the “Dancing In The Dark” singer is said to be grateful for the opportunity to “just be a mom.”

Her husband, A$AP Rocky, is also looking forward to Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance. On Apple Music 1, he told Zane Lowe that he’s glad his “lady” is getting back out there.

Rihanna’s appearance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2023 will be her first public appearance since the 2018 Grammys.

This year’s Super Bowl will be available via several streaming services.

The 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show will be broadcast live on FOX. Fans who do not have cable can watch FOX on Hulu, YouTubeTV, or FuboTV.

Meanwhile, it’s unclear whether FOX will livestream the show on its ad-supported streaming service, Tubi.

Super Bowl LVII will take place on February 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

A list of guest performers had not yet been released as of press time. Fans enjoyed surprises last year when Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar dominated the stage and performed a medley of their biggest hits.