Rihanna's pregnancy confirmed following spectacular Super Bowl halftime reveal
"When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world."
Rihanna did not bring anyone on stage for the Super Bowl halftime performance, but she used it to hint at huge news that she later confirmed.
The 'Lift Me Up' singer is pregnant with her second child, something that her outfit did not do much to hide, sending social media into overdrive.
The 34-year-old could also be seen caressing her stomach during the performance.
A rep for the singer confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter shortly after she ended her 13-minute set.
Rihanna only just welcomed her first child with A$AP Rocky in May.
In a pre-game interview with Nate Burleson, the performer hinted she had a surprise in store for fans, but she did not end up singing any new songs or bringing out any guests onto the stage.
Speaking ahead of her performance, the Grammy winner said she thought twice about performing at the Super Bowl, but motherhood ultimately inspired her to do it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I was like, ‘You sure? I’m three months postpartum. Should I be making major decisions like this right now? I might regret this,'” she said.
“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.”
She also said fitting her 18-year catalog into a 13-minute set was tough.
“The setlist was the biggest challenge. That was the hardest part — deciding how to maximise 13 minutes but also celebrate," Rihanna explained.
"That’s what the show’s going to be — it’s going to be a celebration of my catalog in the best way.
“I think we did a pretty good job at narrowing it down.”
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