Rihanna seemingly confirms she’s headlining Super Bowl 2023 halftime show

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Looks like Rihanna is work, work, work, work, workin’ her way to the Super Bowl.

The singer seemingly confirmed she’s headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Ariz., by posting a photo of herself holding a football via her Instagram feed on Sunday.

The caption-less image was posted just hours after TMZ reported that Rihanna was in talks to headline next year’s national championship game.

Reps for the National Football League and Roc Nation, who produces the halftime show, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Rihanna, 34, was previously approached to perform the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

However, she turned it down at the time amid controversy surrounding the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was both praised and criticized for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and social injustice.

“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler,” Rihanna told Vogue in October 2019.

“There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”

The show was ultimately headlined by Adam Levine’s pop rock band, Maroon 5, with special guests Big Boi and Travis Scott.

As for Rihanna, her appearance will follow 2022’s star-studded lineup of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, who performed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., for Super Bowl LVI.

Super Bowl LVI is set to take place on Feb. 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium.


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