The 2022 NFL season is only a few weeks old, but plans are already being made for the annual Super Bowl halftime show.  Just days after the NFL announced that Apple Music would be taking over sponsorship of the halftime show from Pepsi, it has been revealed that Barbados born entertainer Rihanna will be the halftime entertainment with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation as the executive producer.  Roc Nation has been producing the Super Bowl halftime shows since 2019.

Rihanna was offered the cherished spot back in 2018 but turned it down in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick who would kneel during the performance of the National Anthem as a protest against civil injustice.  Maroon 5 played the show instead.

Jay-Z spoke on the artist saying, “Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.”

The 2023 Super Bowl will be held on February 12 at STATE farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona – the home of the Arizona Cardinals.

The new mother has sold over 250 million albums around the globe but hasn’t released a new album since 2016 with “Anti”.  Her last public appearance was at the Grammy Award ceremonies in 2018.