Twitter fawns over Rihanna’s halftime show from Super Bowl LVII
By Matt Conner
We’re not sure what you were expecting from this year’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show, but we were stoked when we saw Rihanna as the ringleader of this year’s primary export of American entertainment. Rihanna not only has an incredible catalog filled with one hit after another, but she’s usually boasting a killer collab or two, which bodes well for surprise guests on such a huge stage.
It’s a bit of a surprise that Rihanna hasn’t had central billing before now given how many hits she’s enjoyed over the years. Mega-hit “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris is now over a decade old and “Life Your Life” with T.I. is even older than that. “Work” with Drake is a newer song, but even that is 2016. Hell, even five years have passed since “Love on the Brain” was released. “Take a Bow” and “Umbrella” are older than all of these.
Rihanna’s set was second to none with aerial stages suspended and moving above the field in a stunning display of theatrics. From there, Rihanna moved through hits like “Work” and “We Found Love” and “Only Girl (In The World)” while the crowd cheered.
Whether you thought Rihanna lived up to expectations or not is up to the beholder, but most folks were falling all over themselves with positive things to say online about Rihanna’s set.