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Rihanna Talks Super Bowl Halftime Show, New Music In Pre-Performance Interview
On Thursday, Rihanna spoke with Nadeska Alexis of Apple Music 1 about her upcoming Super Bowl LVII halftime performance and more.
That Rihanna reign won't let up. On Thursday (February 9), the world-renowned artist spoke during a press conference in Arizona with Apple Music 1's Nadeska Alexis about her upcoming Super Bowl LVII halftime show, new music and more.
When asked about her decision to do the halftime show, Rih expressed hesitancy, saying that she was three months postpartum when she was approached to do the show.
"When you become a mom, there's something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything," the Anti singer said. "The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world. So, as scary as that was – because I haven't been on stage in seven years – there's something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. It's important for me to do this, this year, it's important for representation, it's important for my son to see that."
\u201crun this town.\n@rihanna @AppleMusic @RocNation @NFLonFOX #SBLVII #AppleMusicHalftime\u201d— NFL (@NFL) 1675967342
The 9-time Grammy winner also addressed the possibility of new music, as rumors have circulated about an upcoming tour this year.
“I’m feeling open to exploring, discovering, creating things that are new, things that are different, things that are off, weird," Rih shared. "Might not ever make sense to my fans … I want to have fun with music.”
Rihanna's interview was followed with a new promo video, soundtracked by her 2009 collaboration with JAY-Z and Kanye West, "Run This Town."
The Super Bowl LVII championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football Conference will begin at 6:30 PM ET.
Watch the full press conference below.