Rihanna will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

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Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show.

The singer who refused to perform at halftime of the 2019 Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday, along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Apple Music. Rihanna posted a picture on Instagram with her arm outstretched holding an NFL football.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has exceeded expectations at every turn,” Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, whose Roc Nation executive produces the show, said in a statement. “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists of all time. Owns business and entertainment.”

The Super Bowl will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12. After years of Pepsi sponsorship, the upcoming halftime show will be sponsored by Apple Music.

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Rihanna previously said she turned down a similar opportunity for the 2019 Super Bowl, which ended up being headlined by Maroon 5. At the time, many artists expressed support for Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose 2016 national anthem protests sparked debate throughout football.

“I couldn’t dare. For what?” Rihanna told Vogue in 2019. “Who’s going to make a profit from this? Not my people. I just couldn’t be sold. I couldn’t be an enabler. There are things in this organization that I don’t agree with at all, and I’m not going to go and be in any way against them.” services,” she said of the league.

With more than 250 million records sold worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Her last album was 2016’s “Anti”.

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