Rihanna’s 2023 Super Bowl performance branded ‘disgusting’ by WWE star Bill Goldberg

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Rihanna attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

WWE legend Bill Goldberg has publicly expressed his “disgust” with Rihanna’s performance at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Rihanna took the stage at Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium and performed several hit songs. Her appearance energized fans, especially since they had been anticipating her performance while a new album was still unknown.

Despite becoming a trending topic, the public’s reaction to her performance was mixed. Goldberg even called her out, calling her performance “disgusting.”

During an appearance on his “CarCast” podcast following Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance, the WWE star said the whole thing was horrible.

He said:

“I thought Rihanna was fr**kin horrible. I was disgusted by it. That’s all. Let’s just say that. I thought it was horrible.”

Meanwhile, Matt “The Motorator” D’Andria agreed with him and said the “Love on the Brain” hitmaker’s performance was “kind of boring.”

Goldberg dubbed his remark “the understatement of the year.”

Despite his criticism of Rihanna, Goldberg took time to applaud Chris Stapleton, who sang the National Anthem prior to the Chiefs-Eagles game.

The pro wrestler known as MVP, on the other hand, took to Twitter and commented on the 2023 Super Bowl performance. At the same time, he appeared to address the critics.

Goldberg is just one of many viewers who slammed Rihanna for her “awful” performance.

Users on social media accused the singer of lip-syncing her entire performance, claiming she only appeared to pose and fake his singing. According to the New York Post, Rihanna’s appearance was the “worst ever” infraction in halftime shows in history.

They shared several clips of her performance and urged the Super Bowl organizers not to allow lip-syncing. However, this was not the first time the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Katy Perry were accused of mouthing their lyrics during their respective Super Bowl halftime shows.

The publication did, however, point out that the NFL requires all halftime performers’ rehearsals to be prerecorded live. They can do it in any way they want with that.

Most performers also choose to sing a little in order to focus their energy on the choreography. However, Rihanna has been accused of modeling rather than dancing.