Rihanna’s Baby Bump Is On Full Display In New Up-Close Photo From Super Bowl

The 34-year-old is now officially the first-ever pregnant woman to headline the Super Bowl Halftime show.

BYHayley Hynes
Rihanna’s Baby Bump Is On Full Display In New Up-Close Photo From Super Bowl

When the world found out that Rihanna was selected as the Halftime show performer for the 2023 Super Bowl, excitement immediately began to fly. Seeing as she's had nine months to recover from the birth of her first baby, and delivered two beautiful new songs on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, many thought an album announcement would be tied into her concert. What we obviously didn't expect from the 34-year-old was the revelation of another pregnancy.

Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Shortly after the Bad Gal sang some of her greatest hits like "All of the Lights," "Rude Boy," and "Diamonds," the internet began speculating that she's with child again. Past headliners have performed undeniably intense choreography during their set. Rih, on the other hand, kept hers to a minimum. Viewers couldn't help but notice the love she continuously showed to her budding belly.

After the Halftime show wrapped, a rep for the Barbadian singer confirmed to various outlets that she's pregnant. This marks the second child for her and boyfriend A$AP Rocky. At the end of December, they shared the little one's face on TikTok, though we still haven't learned his name.

During her first pregnancy, Rihanna took plenty of bold style risks, putting her curvaceous figure on full display. She was obviously confident in showing off her body while expecting. Still, many details about her family life, including the baby's gender, were kept under wraps until his birth last May. It remains unclear if she'll take a different approach this time around. Thankfully, we're already starting to see adorable maternity photos circulating online.

The Fenty designer's manicurist for her Super Bowl show, Kimmie Kyees, shared a Reel on her Instagram late on Sunday (February 12) night. The clip begins with a revelation of the products she used on the "Lift Me Up" vocalist's hands. Afterward, we see Rih singing and a close-up of her bright red nails cradling her baby bump.

Rihanna obviously isn't the first iconic performer to take the stage at the Super Bowl. As it turns out, she relied on some of those who came before her while seeking inspiration. Specifically, the expecting mother watched Beyoncé's 2013 concert that saw her bringing out Destiny's Child to stun the crowd alongside her on repeat. Read more about that here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.