Rihanna will perform the coveted halftime show at Super Bowl LVII next February.
The news was confirmed by the singer after she posted a photo of her hand holding a football on all her social media platforms.
RiRi had been approached in the past about doing the Super Bowl, but declined it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick in protest against the NFL. Since then, the league has made an effort in addressing racism and diversity issues – including handing Super Bowl halftime show duties to Jay-Z and Roc Nation.
Earlier this weekend, there were rumblings that Taylor Swift was going to be the one performing. However, it was later confirmed that she had actually turned down the chance. She wants to do it when she is done re-recording her old albums.
Now that Rihanna is gearing up for the Super Bowl, fans are anxious to see if this will mark her proper return to music. Artists tend to use the big platform of the most-watched broadcast in the US to launch a new album and a tour. Rihanna has not put out new music since 2016.