A representative for Rihanna has confirmed that the singer is pregnant after her explosive Super Bowl performance that had social media talking. During her hits-filled set, the singer cradled her midsection several times, leading to widespread speculation on social media that she was pregnant with her second child with her partner, the rapper A$AP Rocky.
Rihanna’s Super Bowl set ran through many of her greatest hits, starting with “Bitch Better Have My Money,” ending with “Diamonds” and touching on several smashes along the way, including “Only Girl (In the World),” “Work” and “Umbrella.”
Beyond the pregnancy speculation, Rihanna’s set had plenty of other highlights. Although there were no other special guests onstage helping her to perform , she had one viral moment where she touched up her makeup mid-song, giving some nice promotion to her Fenty makeup brand. Also, the moving platforms she performed on gave her a sky-high perch at the game, stressing out fans as she rose higher and higher. With an army of dancers, wild outfits and a spectacular fireworks finish, it was a triumphant return to performing after Rihanna’s five-year performance hiatus.
When she was expecting her first child, a son born on May 13, 2022, Rihanna spoke with Vogue about her pregnancy.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle,'” she said. “I’m sorry — it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
Additional reporting by Shirley Halperin.