Could it be that the Rihanna music drought is over? Well, fans online hope so after Rihanna posted an NFL-branded photo on Sunday (September 25). The image shows the singer’s tattooed wrist holding a football against a white background. Her caption was just a period…because it’s Rih, so PERIOD!
WE MADE IT THROUGH THE RIHANNA DROUGHT
— Dylan | RENAISSANCE 🅴 (@dylanbehavior) September 25, 2022
Earlier in the day, reports began circling that RiRi was in talks to headline the Super Bowl LVII Halftime show.
By the end of the day, the NFL, Roc Nation, and Apple Music confirmed Rihanna’s return to the stage! Football season’s biggest game is scheduled for Glendale, Arizona on February 12, per Variety. Keep scrolling to see what each had to say about Rihanna bringing her talents to the halftime show.
The National Football League Goes National Fenty League
Falling in line with their headliner, the NFL changed their Instagram and Twitter bios to highlight Rihanna—her last name and beauty empire’s name.
The marketing team tapped in and switched out one of the words in its licensed acronym (NFL). And that’s how Football became Fenty. The NFL’s head of music Seth Dudowsky also shared the league’s excitement in a statement.