Rihanna won’t be paid for Her Super Bowl Performance
At the 2023 Super Bowl, Rihanna performed for no charge and shone like a diamond.
At the big game on February 12, the “Needed Me” singer put on a spectacular halftime performance. Despite her stellar performance, Rihanna will not be compensated by the NFL.
In 2016, NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter told Forbes, “We do not pay the artists. We cover expenses and production costs.”
That being said, Rihanna gave it her best without getting paid by the NFL when she performed. The 34-year-old, who was dressed to impress in a dazzling crimson gown, sang such charttoppers as “Diamonds,” “Umbrella,” and “Pour It Up” during halftime.
Rihanna, already a headline because of her incredible voice, made even more news when she announced she was expecting her and A$AP Rocky’s second child onstage. The singer’s representative confirmed the pregnancy on February 12.
A$AP, who just became a parent for the second time in May when he and Rih welcomed a son, was clearly a fan of her performance from the audience. There was a video of A$AP Ferg smiling during Rihanna’s set at State Farm Stadium posted to the NFL’s Twitter on February 12. The 34-year-old was caught on camera taking photos and videos of her performance while enthusiastically cheering her on.
After all, A$AP said he was more excited than any of her other admirers before the concert.
According to People, in January he told Apple Music 1:”The Super Bowl is huge, and her being the creative she is, she going to bring it, man, I’m excited. I’m more excited than everybody else, honestly.”
A$AP Rocky gave some insight into what may be in store for Rihanna in the entertainment business beyond her Super Bowl performance by saying, “It is a good year for both of us to be more active and be out there.”