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Irish Mirror
Louise Lavigueur

Rihanna's racy half time Super Bowl hit with complaints as show branded 'too sexualised'

Global star Rihanna burst back into the limelight with a long awaited stage return to perform at the legendary Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The Diamonds singer — who displayed a notable baby bump — appeared on a elevated platform high above the crowds at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for the iconic event.

But although the majority of fans loved the performance, which saw her wear a relatively conservative 'red jumpsuit', some fans claim her 'crotch' touching moves - and those of her back up dancer - were 'pornographic'.

The FCC, who regulates interstate and international communications through cable, radio, television, satellite and wire in the US, received 103 complains from outraged viewers who claimed the lyrics and choreography was 'too sexualised' according to TMZ .

The Barbados-born beauty actually followed a far less intensive routine than her back-up dancers due to her pregnancy and what fans typically expect from the Good Girl Gone Bad singer.

Rihanna was accused by fans of an 'overly sexualised' performance (AFP via Getty Images)

A Utah viewer was disgusted enough to complain that "the halftime show was so indecent I had to turn off the TV because of the pornographic content".

But other fans praised for her performance for packing in a medley of her hits and new songs in to a single set of 13 minutes.

One fan wrote on Twitter : " Rihanna did her thing. She was stylish as f*** and played some of her best hits," wrote one fan.

Rihanna performed a 13 minute set in the half time of the Super Bowl (Getty Images for Roc Nation)
Her return saw her wearing a red jumpsuit displaying her baby bump (Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Another added: "Notice how she DEVOURED that? WHILE being pregnant? Robyn Rihanna Fenty, you're one of a kind. A halftime show that will definitely be rihmembered!"

Another fan posted on Instagram : "Thank you Rihanna for not over sexualizing the half time show. Was just the perfect amount of adult content but able to let the kids enjoy it!

Meanwhile Rihanna told ahead of her come back segment that the biggest challenge with her "jam-packed show" has been cutting down the set list.

Some fans weren't happy with her suggestive crotch touching (AFP via Getty Images)

"That was the hardest, hardest part. Deciding how to maximize 13 minutes, but also celebrate. And that’s what this show’s going to be; a celebration," the singer confessed.

And although Ri's latest show — her first in five years since becoming a mom — saw complaints it was nothing compared to the 540,000 people with told the FCC in 2004 when during Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, in 2004.

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