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Liverpool Echo
Beth Ure

Rihanna confirms second pregnancy during Super Bowl half-time show

Rihanna confirmed her second pregnancy during her performance in the Super Bowl half-time show.

The singer treated fans to some of her biggest hits during the performance, which was her first live performance in seven years. She was dressed in a bold red ensemble jumpsuit while an army of dancers dressed in white gathered beneath her.

She started the show on a high platform, and rubbed her baby bump as she started singing to confirm her pregnancy. During the show, she sang some of her biggest hits, including B*tch Better Have My Money, We Found Love and Umbrella.

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During her performance, Rihanna also performed two tracks she recorded with controversial rapper Kanye West, which were played back to back. West featured on songs Run This Town and All The Lights.

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The 13-minute set also included recognisable hit songs Only Girl (In the World), Rude Boy, Work and Wild Thoughts. The singer donned a long red coat to finish with hit Diamonds from her 2012 album Unapologetic.

Famous faces spotted among the crowds in the 63,000-seat stadium included Jay-Z, Floyd Mayweather, Adele, and Sir Paul McCartney – who headlined the Super Bowl halftime show himself in 2005. Model and actress Cara Delevingne was also among the celebrities in the audience, and shared a photograph on Instagram of herself sporting a t-shirt with the slogan: “Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game, weird but whatever.”

Ahead of the show, Rihanna said there was “something exhilarating” about the challenge of the performance, and she was excited to represent Barbados on the global stage. She said that following the birth of her son she felt like she could “take on the world” and that it was “important” for him to see her performing.

She said: “When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world. You can do anything, and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world.

“So as scary as that was, because I haven’t been on stage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. And it’s important for me to do this, this year it’s important for representation and it’s important for my son to see that.”

The Kansas City Chiefs engineered a second-half comeback to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 and claim their second Super Bowl in four years at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday.


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