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Here’s What Time To Tune In To Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

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.

Rachel is a contributing writer for Her Campus under the Culture and Entertainment verticle. Her articles cover trending topics, including new releases, fan theories, and pop culture news. She has been a part of the Her Campus community since 2019, when she started as a charting member of the Her Campus St. John's University chapter. Rachel was also the chapter's President from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. As president, Rachel managed the divisions of the chapter, gave weekly updates on progress, and led chapter meetings and events. In 2021, Rachel graduated from St. John's with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. Rachel has freelanced in Digital Marketing and Copywriting since graduating. As an aspiring multi-media journalist, Rachel enjoys exercising her writing skills on various digital platforms. You can catch Rachel trying out new makeup trends on TikTok, watching her favorite shows, or listening to music in her free time. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, lifestyle, and cultural conversations.