Why Rihanna Won’t Get Paid For Her Super Bowl Halftime Show

Posted February 14, 2023 by: Admin #News

Rihanna recently made a historic comeback as she performed at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show on February 12, 2023, and revealed her second pregnancy with boyfriend ASAP Rocky in front of a global audience of around 200 million.


The singer, who was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is known for her electrifying performances and has made a huge impact on the music industry with her chart-topping hits. However, unlike previous years, the Barbadian singer received no payment for her Super Bowl performance.

Super Bowl Half-Time shows have become a highly coveted gig for musicians, and it is customary for artists to perform for free. The show is known to have a massive impact on the artist’s career, with Lady Gaga’s album and single sales increasing by 1,000% after her performance in 2017 and JLo gaining 2.3 million new followers on social media after performing in 2020. Dr. Dre, who was part of the 2022 Super Bowl performance, saw a 183% increase in album sales.


Rihanna’s fans were thrilled to see her without any added theatrics

Rihanna, who gave birth to her first child with A$AP Rocky in May 2022, confirmed her second pregnancy with a baby bump reveal during her highly anticipated performance. The two musicians have kept their family life private and have not shared the name of their first child. After the performance, Rihanna’s representative confirmed the baby news.

Rihanna started off the show suspended on a platform high above the field and belted out her hit song “B**** Better Have My Money.” She was dressed in a scarlet jumpsuit that covered her curves, paired with chunky red trainers. The platform descended toward the field, where Rihanna joined a group of dancers in white on stage. She performed 12 songs, including “Where Have You Been,” “Only Girl (In The World),” “We Found Love,” “Rude Boy,” “Work,” “Wild Thoughts,” and “Pour It Up.”


Rihanna’s performance also included some controversial song choices, including an excerpt of her verse from Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” and a part of Jay-Z’s “Run This Town,” both of which originally featured West. West has been embroiled in numerous controversies, including anti-Semitic comments and praise for Adolf Hitler. The singer concluded her performance with “Umbrella” and “Diamonds.”

Despite eschewing the pyrotechnics of recent Super Bowl halftime shows, Rihanna’s fans were thrilled to see her without any added theatrics. The singer has not released a solo album since January 2016, with her only solo music in the last seven years being “Lift Me Up,” a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. Rihanna’s Super Bowl Half-Time performance was a landmark moment in her career, and fans can expect more exciting things from the singer in the future.



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