Rihanna is returning to active pop service at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

It will be her first public performance in five years.

Do we care about ‘sports’, Dear Reader? TBC. Do we care about ‘sports related events that may result in one of pop’s undoubted queens returning to active service’? Yes, absolutely.

TL;DR – Rihanna will be playing next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.

With rumours originally suggesting Taylor Swift may be up for the gig – freshly sponsored by Apple Music – rejected, Rihanna has actively confirmed her appearance by sharing an image on social media.

The wait for a new album from Rihanna has been long and tortuous. While these developments don’t mean she’s finally set to return to music, they do mean we’ll be getting a performance from one of pop’s most iconic figures early next year.

Super Bowl LVII takes place on Sunday, 12th February at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will be Rihanna’s first public performance in five years.

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