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From baby bumps to Fenty makeovers, here are the five major takeaways from Rihanna’s stunning Super Bowl performance.
The Super Bowl’s halftime show has fast become as important as what happens on the field. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Dre, Shakira and Madonna, Rihanna took centre stage yesterday, powering through a setlist of generational classics.
Rumours of a high-profile guest began when RiRi suggested, prior to the show, that she’d be bringing someone to perform. Fans assumed that the likes of Drake or Jay-Z may make an appearance, but the Bajan artist had something completely different in mind. What happened next sent the internet into a complete meltdown, as did many other moments that you may have not realised.
Here are five major talking points that you might’ve missed during Rihanna’s classic Super Bowl set.
1. A$AP Rocky was a Happy Hubby
During and after the spectacle, A$AP Rocky was filmed looking like a proud boyfriend, cheering on Rihanna as she performed. Dressed in an NFL leather jacket and preppy chinos, the rapper’s fit suggested he’s ready for fatherhood.
2. Baby Number Two is on the Way
Which brings us on to the night’s biggest moment. All it took was a suggestive rub of the tummy for Rihanna to send internet threads into a frenzy, speculating whether baby number two is on the way. Afterwards, a rep confirmed the news, and since, it’s all anyone’s talked about. Did Kansas City Chiefs even win the Super Bowl? Who cares? RiRi’s pregnant again and that’s all that matters.
4. Yes, her Fenty Beauty Line did Make an Appearance
With a net worth of $1.6 billion Rihanna hardly needs to use a Super Bowl show to promote her beauty brand. However, after Twitter trolls entertained the idea before the performance, she took a golden opportunity to fight back. Shamelessly plugging the label with a quick touch up, the hitmaker applied a Fenty blotting powder before returning to perform.
5. Rihanna Understands the Power of her Own Presence
Rihanna’s famously relaxed demeanour was on full show. Barely bending her knees in the choreography routines, the superstar relied on an effortless aura to awe the crowd. With no guests, despite a discography drowning in collaboration, the earnest was on her to deliver.