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Rihanna Performs at The Super Bowl Halftime Show, Reveals She is Pregnant

Rihanna’s representatives confirmed after her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance that she is in fact pregnant again! This was her first live performance in five years. The event took place at the American football event, in Glendale, Arizona. Rihanna first sang, ‘B— Better Have My Money’ while rubbing her stomach, which is how fans first noticed the baby bump through her red outfit.

Fans reacted to the news on social media and while many of them are happy for Rihanna, a large number of fans are dejected because the pregnancy would mean no new albums or tours for a while.

“Me realising Rihanna is pregnant again and we’re never getting another album,” one fan tweeted.

A fan shared a clip from an interview where Rihanna said she was “thinking about bringing” a guest. “When Rihanna said she was thinking about bringing a guest, she was referring to her pregnancy and we didn’t even catch it,” they commented. “Rihanna is PREGNANT!”

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child in May 2022. A$AP Rocky was also present at the State Farm Stadium to watch the ‘Diamonds’ singer perform live. She began her set while hovering on a platform high above the stage, before landing on the stage to perform some of her biggest hits and collaborations. In the end, she had a grand version of ‘Diamonds’, which she performed from back up in the sky while the audience waved their phone torches at her in unison.

Days before the big event, Rihanna said: “The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, it’s an entertainer’s dream to be on a stage like that. But it’s nerve-racking. You want to get it right. You know, everybody’s watching. And they’re rooting for you. And I want to get it right.” She also mentioned changing the setlist for the show about 39 times. 

“Some songs we have to lose because of that, and that’s going to be OK,” she explained. “We did a pretty good job at narrowing it down. There’s probably been about 39 versions of the setlist right now. We’re on our 39th. Every little change counts.”

The night began with Chris Stapleton performing the US national anthem. Her rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ brought Nick Sirianni, who is the coach for Eagles, to tears. 

In other news, Cardi B and Offset launched their own McDonald’s meal after BTS and Travis Scott. Dave Grohl also delivered a salute to Canada in an advertisement for Crown Royal. Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Joan Jett among many others defined a rock star in a commercial, while Jack Harlow lost Triangle Player of the Year award to Elton John in a Dorito’s ad. U2 is all set to announce a new Las Vegas residency during the game, which they promoted on social media earlier with the hashtag #U2SPHERE. 

– Riya Sohini

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