Rihanna Drops Super Bowl Halftime Show Trailer

Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 12th.

BYAron A.
Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere

Rihanna's highly anticipated performance at the Super Bowl is weeks away, though fans aren't entirely sure what to expect. It's been over half a decade since she's graced a stage, and fans are desperately begging for new music. Though it seems unlikely that new music will follow, the trailer for her upcoming performance has certainly built excitement.

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 01: Rihanna attends A$AP Rocky Basel Edition at STORY Nightclub on December 01, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Apple Music released the trailer titled, "Rihanna Is Back." The 30-second clip opens up with a compilation of news segments announcing her return. "It's been six years since the nine-time Grammy-winner dropped an album," one person's heard saying. Another adds, "Dude, Rihanna, we've waited for you."

Eventually, the spotlight turns to Rihanna who raises her finger to her mouth in a motion of silence as her single, "Needed Me" rings out.

Jay-Z's Roc Nation announced Rihanna as the Super Bowl halftime performer last year, a few months after she welcomed her firstborn child with A$AP Rocky. Jay shared a statement calling Rih a "generational talent."

"Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,” Hov said. “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.”

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Rihanna is seen outside the Dior show, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear F/W 2022-2023, on March 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Though Rihanna might be coming back to the stage, it seems unlikely that new music will follow. Last year, she released her first pieces of music in six years with "Lift Me Up" for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever OST. She also shared "Born Again" for the film's soundtrack.

Check out the trailer for Rihanna's upcoming performance below. What songs do you want to hear her perform at the Super Bowl? Let us know in the comment section below.

  • Link Copied to Clipboard!
About The Author
Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.