Music celebrities have reacted to news that Rihanna will headline the Super Bowl next year.
On Sunday night (September 25), the singer announced via Instagram that she would be headlining the NFL Super Bowl halftime show in February 2023.
The 34-year-old singer and businesswoman will headline what many consider the biggest musical performance niche in the United States, following in the footsteps of fellow pop titans Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Madonna. .
Rihanna shared the news by posting a simple image of an NFL football in her hand to her social media accounts.
It wasn’t long before fans and celebrities started reacting to the news. One of the first to comment was singer Lizzo, who wrote “Screaming” under Rihanna’s Instagram post.
Katy Perry was also quick to share her enthusiasm for the news by writing: “Hell yeah”.
“The Queen is back,” Justin Bieber wrote, while Lindsay Lohan commented with two heart emojis.
“Suddenly I love football,” wrote MTV’s official Instagram, while British artist Nadia Rose said, “Let’s go Riri!!!”
“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who exceeded expectations at every turn,” said Jay-Z, whose company Roc Nation is one of the show’s producers.
“A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent entertainers of all time. Self-taught in business and entertainment.
Rihanna, known offstage as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, previously turned down an offer to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t been signed by any U.S. soccer team since his protests on the ground against racial injustice in 2016.
Seth Dudowsky, NFL Music Director, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage…to bring fans another historic performance from the Super Bowl Halftime Show. time.”
The NFL is teaming up with Apple Music to produce the halftime show, which will be held on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.
Since her rise to stardom in the mid-2000s, Rihanna has expanded beyond music to film and the cosmetics business, becoming the first black woman to helm a luxury brand for French fashion giant LVMH. .