Rihanna returned to the stage Sunday night for a glitzy performance during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, and while she didn’t have any surprise collaborators singing alongside her, she did have a special guest by way of a new baby on the way as she proudly showed off her baby bump as she performed. Reps for Rihanna confirmed to Rolling Stone that the singer is pregnant.
In 13 minutes, the singer reminded the world of why she remains a musical queen, even when she hasn’t released an album since 2016. Among her hits, she performed “Bitch Better Have My Money” as she floated on a platform alongside dancers in a stunning red outfit. “Where Have You Been” followed. As fireworks lit up the sky, she sang “Only Girl (In the World).”
She showcased her vocal range as she brought things down a notch for “We Found Love” as she descended to Earth to dance on the field with her bevy of dancers. She gave the Navy all of the hits, including “Rude Boy,” “Work,” “Wild Thoughts,” and “Pour It Up.” And she hit her collabs, too, dropping “All of the Lights” and “Run This Town” (though she performed without any special guests) before it culminated with her breakout song, “Umbrella.” She once again stepped on the platform as it rose for “Diamonds.” She thanked everyone as she gazed at the fireworks that punctuated the event.