Rihanna Confirms Pregnancy After Super Bowl Halftime Show
Rihanna is expecting her second child! After her Super Bowl LVII halftime show performance left fans openly wondering if she was pregnant, her representative confirmed that she is. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky also have a son, who was born in May 2022.
The "We Found Love" singer's representative told The Hollywood Reporter she is pregnant. The comment came moments after the halftime show concert wrapped. Rihanna wore a skin-tight red costume, and she appeared to hint she was pregnant, but she did not explicitly confirm that during the show. Rihanna's halftime show also did not include any costume changes, aside from her taking off her outer coat.
The setlist focused mostly on Rihanna's past smash hits. She began with "Bitch Better Have My Money," then moved into "Where Have You Been." She also performed "Only Girl (In The World)," "We Found Love," "Rude Boy," "Work," "Wild Thoughts," "Our It Up," "All of the Lights," "Run This Town," "Umbrella," and "Diamonds." Surprisingly, she did not perform her Oscar-nominated song "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She also did not perform any new songs.
Earlier Sunday, Rihanna teased bringing a special guest onstage during the first episode of The Process with Nate Burleson podcast. Since there were no guests, one fan asked Burleson if her unborn baby was the guest she was referring to. "Bingo," Burleson replied on Twitter.
This was Rihanna's first performance since her son was born. "I'm living for my son," Rihanna told Burleson Sunday, reports PEOPLE. "Everything matters now. You really start to take a lot into account." Rihanna, 34, and Rocky, 34, have not revealed their child's name.
In November 2022, Rihanna told the Associated Press that they might share their son's name in the future. "We just didn't get around to it yet, really. We've just been living. But I guess there's a certain freedom that comes with kind of just like getting it out there," she said.
Rihanna also spoke about how becoming a mother inspired her to take on the challenge of performing at the Super Bowl. "When you become a mom, there's something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world," Rihanna said at Apple Music's press conference on Thursday. "You can do anything, and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world. So, as scary as that was... there's something exhilarating about the challenge of it all, and it's important for me to do this year. It's important for representation. It's important for my son to see that."