Rihanna returned to the stage in her first live event in seven years for the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, and shared a baby bump surprise.
As cameras zoomed in on the Grammy-winning artist, she touched her belly and sparked chatter on Twitter about whether or not she is pregnant with her second child.
A representative for the singer confirmed her second pregnancy to the Associated Press shortly after the 13-minute performance wrapped up. The singer’s son with rapper A$AP Rocky was born in May 2022.
But even before the official pregnancy confirmation, Super Bowl viewers had a feeling the singer might be expecting again.
“Is this a pregnancy announcement?!” local television anchor @tiffanysalameh asked on Twitter.
— Tiffany Salameh TV (@tiffanysalameh) February 13, 2023
The “Stay” artist appeared in a red ski suit with a red cropped bustier on top, red gloves and a long red bomber jacket as she sang “B–ch Better Have My Money,” while standing on top of an elevated floating platform above the State Farm Stadium field.
Dancers accompanied RiRi in white ski suits on additional elevated floating platforms as she sang a medley of her songs, including “Where Have You Been,” “Only Girl in the World,” “We Found Love,” and “Rude Boy.”
Rihanna also performed some of her hit collaborations, including “Work,” “Wild Thoughts,” “All of the Lights,” and “Run This Town.” While many fans were hoping she might bring out Drake, DJ Khaled, or Jay-Z for an assist, RiRi performed all of the single’s by herself.
During one of the song transitions, the self-made billionaire paid homage to her Fenty Beauty line as a dancer held out a makeup compact while Rihanna did a quick touch up.
The 34-year-old artist concluded her performance with one of her first mega hits, “Umbrella,” before culminating with “Diamonds” as the crowd help up their phones and she floated above them on a clear platform.
The halftime show was presented by Apple Music — the first sponsor to pick up the show after Pepsi ended its 10-year run as the sponsor.