Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

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New York, Sept. 26 (BNA): Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show.


The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Apple Music.


Rihanna posted an image on Instagram of an arm outstretched holding an NFL football.


"Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn," said Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation is an executive producer of the show, in a statement.


"A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment."


The Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12, the Associated Press (AP) reported.


After years of Pepsi’s sponsorship, the upcoming halftime show will be sponsored by Apple Music.


Rihanna earlier said she turned down a similar opportunity for the 2019 Super Bowl that was ultimately headlined by Maroon 5.