Pregnant Rihanna Returned To Stage For The Super Bowl Halftime Show And Reminded Us Of All Her Hits

"seeing rihanna holding a mic instead of a matte foundation oh we used to pray for times like this."

Rihanna has been busy running a beauty empire, having a baby, and generally being perfect. She graciously granted us a medley of her biggest hits during the Super Bowl halftime show, and — wait, did she just hard-launch a baby bump?!?!

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Let's back up. Anticipation for another RiRi performance has been building for the last five years, and her fans were pumped to see her back.

seeing rihanna holding a mic instead of a matte foundation oh we used to pray for times like this

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She opened with "Bitch Better Have My Money," as she was destined to do at the helm of one of the highest-profile gigs there is (even if the star performers during a Super Bowl halftime show don't get a fee themselves). At one point, she touched up her Fenty Beauty makeup.

bitch better have my money off the rip?!?! okay rihanna!!

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Rihanna knows how to brand her business and announce her pregnancy at the same time! A Queen!! 😩🙌🏾🤍

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Rihanna's low-key dance moves were complemented by powerhouse vocals as she sang from a platform (very high) that was lowered to the ground.

Get DOWN from there you are going to break your NECK. Rihanna get DOWN here this instant

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Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show…

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She was surrounded by a swarm of dancers in white baggy clothes as she sang through nearly a decade of hits, including "We Found Love," "Rude Boy," and "Umbrella."

One thing Rihanna is gonna do is remind you that she has been supplying hits since day one

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The superstar, who gave birth to her first child in May 2022, didn't hint at new music or a world tour.

She appeared to rub a baby bump during the show, and a representative for Rihanna confirmed to the Associated Press that the singer is, indeed, pregnant with her second child.

Rihanna held the stage without any help from the guest appearances that are typical for a halftime show — no Drake or A$AP Rocky as fans speculated ahead of the show.

So when #rihanna told @nateburleson there was gonna be a surprise guest at the halftime show, I’m betting that the BABY is the surprise guest #JustSayin #SuperBowl

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If Rihanna REALLY wanted to do sumn, she woulda made Tom Holland come out and perform the Umbrella choreo #SuperBowlLVII

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At the end of the night, Rihanna, clad in a puffy red coat, ascended back into the heavens above the field.

Sorry, Tom Holland, but it seems like a fetus was the special guest Rihanna hinted at. Or maybe she was trolling us on that front, as she's known to do — we're still waiting for that reggae album!

But hey, it's Rihanna. We'll take what we can get.

Baby Fenty running to block a new Rihanna album and tour

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Correction: Super Bowl headliners do not receive an appearance fee for performing at the halftime show. An earlier version of this post said the gig was paid.

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