Rihanna is installing the work ahead of her Super Bowl halftime show, focusing so hard on what she promises can be “a jam-packed display” that her upcoming birthday and Valentine’s Day almost slipped her mind.
“The setlist changed into the largest venture. That changed into the hardest, toughest part. Deciding a way to maximize thirteen mins but additionally have a good time — that’s what this show is going to be. It’s going to be a celebration of my catalog inside the high-quality way that we ought to have positioned it together,” Rihanna said.
At a media preview Thursday beforehand of Sunday’s matchup among the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, the track superstar and new mom said her look — her first live occasion in seven years — feels “like it is able to have handiest been now.”
The singer said she turned into to begin with unsure about taking over the project of acting for the duration of a time while she changed into 3 months postpartum and questioned “must I be making main selections like this proper now? I would possibly remorse this.”“But whilst you come to be a mom, there’s something that simply happens in which you experience like you could tackle the arena, you could do something,” Rihanna stated. “The Super Bowl is considered one of the most important tiers of the world. As horrifying as that became, due to the fact I hadn’t been on level in seven years, there’s some thing exhilarating about the task of it all.”A 9-time Grammy Award-winner, Rihanna has 14 No. 1 Billboard Hot a hundred hits, together with “We Found Love,” “Work,” “Umbrella” and “Disturbia.” She and rapper A$AP Rocky lately welcomed her first baby.
“At the cease of the day, if it flops or it flies, my call has to face by using that. And so I clearly get involved with every thing of whatever I do,” she stated.
Halftime performance sponsor Apple Music held a moderated event Thursday, however moderator Nadeska Alexis changed into the best journalist allowed to ask Rihanna questions.
Rihanna joins a list of celebrated entertainers who’ve performed throughout Super Bowl halftime indicates, which includes Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and The Weeknd. Last 12 months, hip-hop turned into celebrated with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar all appearing.Country song megastar Chris Stapleton will sing the country wide anthem, while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.” Actor-singer Sheryl Lee Ralph may even perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” When asked who they have been cheering for on Sunday, Ralph stated she turned into rooting for the Eagles even as Stapleton and Babyface stated they had been backing Rihanna.
Ralph applauded the NFL for making an attempt in the direction of being inclusive and “represent all people” via the three songs.
“On an afternoon, Super Bowl Sunday, 2 hundred million people coming together to take a seat and experience it here, what a time and what a way to deliver us all collectively,” she stated. “I’m very pleased and really happy so that you can be at the 40-yard line.”