According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rihanna is set to headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

The news, which sent RiRi’s #Navy into a frenzy, was shortly confirmed on social media after the multi-hyphenate shared a picture of her hand clutching onto an NFL football.

Soon after, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation also issued a statement celebrating the singer and the news, writing:

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” Hov said in the statement said.

NFL Head of Music, Seth Dudowsky, added:

“We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage. Rihanna is a once in a generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna Roc Nation, and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance.”

The news arrives after it was confirmed that Apple Music had taken over from Pepsi as the sponsor for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, with the platform’s vice president. Oliver Schusser adding:

“Rihanna is an incredicle recording artist who is a favorite for many millions of Apple Music customers around the world. We’re excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation and the NFL to bring music and sports fans a momentous show – what an incredible artist for the inagural Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.”

Fans can expect “sneak peeks leading up to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show” if they follow the platform’s social media channels, which include TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, according to the statement.

As per earlier reports, the deal which sees Apple Music, NFL, and Roc Nation partner for the inaugural event, comes after Taylor Swift turned down the headlining role, as sources claimed that the “Don’t Blame Me” singer isn’t planning to perform her first six albums have been re-recorded.

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