Rihanna On The Super Bowl: 'Nothing Would Have Gotten Me Out Of The House If It Wasn’t A Challenge Like That'

8 November 2022 | 9:40 am | Mary Varvaris

She shared her feelings on the Entertainment Tonight red carpet.

Promoting her Savage X Fenty Show on the Entertainment Tonight red carpet, Rihanna was asked about performing the Super Bowl LVII halftime show.

"I can't believe I even said yes. It was one of those things that even when I announced it, I was like, 'OK, I can't take it back. Now, it's like final,'" The Umbrella singer revealed. 

Continuing, she added, "The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world; it's an entertainer's dream to be on a stage like that. But it's nerve-racking. You want to get it right. You know, everybody's watching. And they're rooting for you. And I want to get it right."

In perhaps the most relatable Rihanna comment, she said, "Nothing would have gotten me out of the house if it wasn't a challenge like that. You could get real comfortable being at home as a mom, [so this is] challenging myself to do something that I've never done before in my career. I have to live up to that challenge."

Rihanna revealed that she would headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show in February 2023 via a sly Instagram post in late September.

When asked how she felt about headlining the Super Bowl halftime show by TMZ, Rihanna responded, "nervous but excited." More interesting, however, was her "maybe" answer when asked whether American rapper and father to Rihanna's child A$AP Rocky would join her on stage. It was the first time the Barbadian singer had spoken about her massive performance since the announcement. 

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As a Super Bowl headliner, Rihanna is in good company: America's most important sporting day has starred superstars such as Prince, Madonna, The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Bruce Springsteen

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