Rihanna has spoken about the “challenge” of performing at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, describing the honour as “an entertainer’s dream”.

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Speaking to ET on the red carpet of her Savage X Fenty Show she said: “I can’t believe I even said yes. It was one of those things that even when I announced it, I was like, ‘OK, I can’t take it back. Now, it’s like final’.”

“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, it’s an entertainer’s dream to be on a stage like that,” she continued. “But it’s nerve-racking. You want to get it right. You know, everybody’s watching. And they’re rooting for you. And I want to get it right.”

“Nothing would have gotten me out of the house if it wasn’t a challenge like that,” she added. “You could get real comfortable being at home as a mom, [so this is] challenging myself to do something that I’ve never done before in my career. I have to live up to that challenge.”

While the singer is still keeping details under wraps, Rihanna promised the performance on February 12, 2023 will incorporate a lot of culture.

“I want to incorporate different aspects of entertainment and things that I just enjoy and bring it to the stage,” she said. “I want to celebrate the music that I’ve made.”

Rihanna’s new Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 drew criticism last week after it was revealed that Johnny Depp would feature as the “star moment”.

Wakanda ForeveRRRR!!! #LiftMeUp music video out NOW https://t.co/xeQomUDH4x pic.twitter.com/dSsvFeEl9W

— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 28, 2022

The star last month made her long-awaited return to music with ‘Lift Me Up’ from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

Director Ryan Coogler said at a recent press event [via ScreenRant] that Rihanna wanted to contribute to the soundtrack “for Chad”.

Coogler said: “Look, Rihanna has given us a whole career and a whole catalog of music. And now she’s given us makeup and clothing, and I think the world would understand if she hung up her mic. I completely understand because I love her music so much, but I feel like she’s given all that you could ask for.

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