Rihanna didn’t make a tour announcement after headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, but she did drop some exciting baby news, confirming she’s pregnant with her second child.
The Work singer dazzled audiences at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday night during the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
Speculation was rife that Rihanna, 34, was pregnant from the opening seconds of her performance, as she left her red jumpsuit open to reveal a noticeable baby bump.
However, because that wasn’t clear enough, a rep has since confirmed to various media outlets that the singer is indeed expecting her second child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky.
The couple are already parents to a son who was born in May 2022.
Rihanna gave fans an even closer glimpse of her growing baby bump in a photo circulating on social media showing the soon-to-be mum-of-two cradling her stomach backstage at the halftime show.
It was a momentous night for the pop heavyweight as she returned to the stage for the first time in over six years.
Flanked by a large fleet of dancers dressed in white outfits, Rihanna performed on a suspended platform and reeled off a string of hits including Where Have You Been, We Found Love, Rude Boy, B***h Better Have My Money, All Of The Lights, Umbrella and Diamonds.
However, given the sheer size of Rihanna’s catalogue, several songs were notably missing from the 13-minute setlist, such as fan-favourites Kiss It Better, Pon De Replay, Please Don’t Stop The Music and If It’s Love That You Want.
It comes after Rihanna revealed how exhausting it was to get stuck into rehearsals for the show not long after giving birth to her baby boy, now nine months, last summer.
Speaking at an NFL press conference before the performance, the Wild Thoughts singer said: ‘I was like, “You sure? I’m three months postpartum. Should I be making major decisions like this right now? I might regret this”.
‘When you become a mum, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world — you can do anything.’
She continued: ‘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. It’s important for my son to see that.’
Rihanna has kept details about her son under wraps but recently shared adorable footage of the tot for the first time.
The popstar sent fans into a frenzy when she launched her TikTok account with a video of her baby boy, whose name has not been revealed, making adorable faces and squealing while trying to grab the camera in his carseat.
Rihanna began dating rapper Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, at the end of 2019 and they went public with their romance the following year after nearly a decade of friendship.
Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show setlist
- B***h Better Have My Money
- Where Have You Been?
- Only Girl in the World
- We Found Love
- Rude Boy
- Wild Thoughts
- Pour It Up
- All of the Lights
- Run This Town