Although Rihanna performed a mix of hit songs from throughout her career during the Super Bowl, the focus of the attention was on her growing baby bulge.
In a clinging, all-red attire with a moulded bustier and a belt below what many onlookers assumed was another little RiRi in the making, the megastar debuted in the stadium aloft on a floating stage.
Rihanna is expecting her second child, according to the singer’s representatives, who confirmed the news to trade publications Rolling Stone and The Hollywood Reporter.
In May, the 34-year-old gave birth to a son, her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky.
She performed her club hits, ranging from the classic “We Found Love” to “Where Have You Been” and “Only Girl (In the World).”
A sea of dancers performed breathtaking acrobatics as they sang “Rude Boy,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” “Work,” and “All of the Lights,” among other songs on the repertoire.
The show was completed by “Wild Thoughts,” “Run This Town,” and of course, “Umbrella” and “Diamonds.”
She took control of the stage all by herself, unlike many other celebrities who bring out guest performers.
After rejecting the opportunity in the past to voice her disapproval of how the National Football League handled racial issues, the situation was reversed that night.