Besties, we’re only a few days away from Rihanna’s first Super Bowl halftime show and her biggest performance since her collaboration with DJ Khaled at the 2018 Grammys for “Wild Thoughts.”
Rihanna has made it clear she’s been focused on other things these past few years, such as becoming a mom, starting new businesses, and starring in movies. It’s safe to say music has not been at the top of her list since her last album, ANTI, was released in 2016. For a while, fans speculated and theorized if Rihanna retired. The original song “Lift Me Up” on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack silenced those rumors, however, and earned Rihanna her first Oscar nomination. Rihanna has returned with a bang and has all the Navy excited about what might be next.
It’s been fun to watch and hear all the theories and surprises that may be in store for Rihanna’s debut on the 2023 Super Bowl halftime stage. Fans across the internet have predicted her set list and guest appearances. TikTok user @_Semiyah gave an impressively detailed description of her prediction down to the opening song, light placement, and exact moment Rihanna will pop out on stage. Rumors have even circulated that Rihanna will announce her new album after her performance. Rihanna is a tease, so there’s no telling what she and her team have up their sleeves, but we know it will be iconic. But what time is it even starting?
On Sunday, Feb. 12, Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance will premiere between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST on FOX, the FOX Sports website, and Hulu, according to NBC Sports. The exact start time is never known because it depends on when the first half of the game ends, but with kickoff starting at 6:30 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. is a safe guess.
While we *not* so patiently wait on Rihanna’s performance, she’s given us Fenty x NFL merch and makeup to prepare us for the big night. Fans have even taken to TikTok to entice us even more on all the gear we need. Rihanna slayed with the designs for her Super Bowl Savage X Fenty collection. Take my money! Be sure to check out all the Fenty X NFL goodies so you can be Game Day ready, and tune in for the big show around 8 p.m.