For all the cameo rumours surrounding Rihanna’s halftime show, no one predicted the real guest star – her unborn baby.
The singer delivered a high-flying performance at this year’s Super Bowl, suspended on a clear platform high above the State Farm Stadium in the Eagles/Chiefs game. She wore a red Loewe jumpsuit during her 13-minute medley of hits, and repeatedly touched her stomach during the performance, leading to social media speculation that she was pregnant.
Shortly after her appearance, a rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the singer is expecting her second child with rapper A$AP Rocky.
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Before the Super Bowl, Rihanna talked about how motherhood propelled her to agree to the performance, telling reporters, “When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world — 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. It’s important for my son to see that.”
Watch Rihanna’s full Super Bowl performance on YouTube.