Rihanna Center Stage in Super Bowl Halftime Show


Christine Park

Rihanna is back on stage. She will star in the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday. She gave a few hints about the performance during a Thursday media availability. 

This will be Rihanna’s first time performing live in nearly seven years since her last album, “Anti” dropped in 2016. 

She did not reveal much of what was going to happen during the performance, she talked about how difficult it was to finalize the setlist for the show.

 “That was the hardest part. Deciding how to maximize thirteen minutes but also to celebrate. That’s what this show is going to be, a celebration of my catalog.” 

The “Diamonds” singer also revealed that the set list she is set to perform this Sunday is the 39th version created.

“Every little change counts, whether or not I want a guitar cut out, something muted, something added, or just putting in a whole new song or taking out a song. Every time I want a change, something has to be updated.” 

Rihanna said putting this performance together was a major group effort.

“There’s a lot of people who are part of this show and a huge part of the reason why this show is going to be as incredible as it is. And I couldn’t have done it without them. But you know what, at the end of the day, if it flops or flies, my name has to stand by that.” 


When asked if she’s been working on anything musically, the “Diamonds” singer revealed that she has been feeling open to creating and exploring things that are new and different compared to what she has put out in the past, “I just want to play, I want to have fun. I want to have fun with music.” 


Rihanna will perform her Halftime performance during this Sunday’s Super Bowl game, where the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will face off at State Farm Stadium.