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Are You Ready From Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime Show?


The NFL tried to book Rihanna for the Super Bowl in 2019.

At the time, she declined in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco quarterback who filed a grievance with the NFL, believing he'd been blacklisted for kneeling during the national anthem to protest inequality and police brutality.

Kaepernick has since withdrawn his grievance and the multi-platinum superstar has agreed to headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, Feb. 12.

In an NFL press release announcing Rihanna's appearance on the world's biggest stage, former duet partner Jay-Z was quoted calling the singer "a generational talent."

He also called her "a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn" and "a person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever."

Rihanna followed the announcement by dropping a single from the soundtrack to "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," a gorgeous ballad titled "Lift Me Up."

Dropping "Lift Me Up" after announcing a Super Bowl halftime performance feels like a sign thatshe's ready to reclaim the musical spotlight — perhaps in advance of a tour?

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