Rihanna put on quite a show at her 2023 Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 13 (Manila time).
As the faceoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles took a momentary pause at Glendale, Arizona's State Farm Stadium, the event climaxed into RiRi's big stage comeback attended by all the stars.
Very entertaining, but it's over now.
The main takeaway from the Super Bowl's annually held event is that, this year, it was a lifetime opportunity for all Rihanna fans who celebrate. These included several celebrities who might as well have thought NFL stood for the "National Fenty League."
The star-studded affair was full of Rihanna's music colleagues who were very candid about the purpose of their attendance, making no pretense that they regularly enjoy football.
"I'm going just for Rihanna," Adele previously said. She kept her word, being spotted in the crowd waiting patiently for the Half Time Show.
Billie Eilish also made sure to attend the event, trending after fans spotted her among the crowd.
Cara Delevingne took it a step further with her graphic tee.
'Loud' support from colleagues
Similarly, a trail of congratulations and cheers came Rihanna's way online, with A-listers showing love in time for her special moment.
"Remembering good times and wishing you the best vibes for tonight’s show, Rih!" Shakira posted before the event.
"Sending you all the love. You got this," Rihanna's contemporary Katy Perry similarly posted.
DJ Khaled even went on the record with the media to tell them "Rihanna. I'm going Rihanna all the way," in response to being asked who he wanted to win the Super Bowl.
Rihanna is still that 'Good Girl Gone Bad'
When the Half Time Show commenced, Rihanna started off with a "Rated R" B**** Better Have My Money performance that truly outsold.
The music star was literally flying above the field on her own floating platform in a head-to-toe red costume. Meanwhile, the surrounding mid-air and on-ground platforms supported her white-garbed backup dancers who likewise floated as they danced synchronously and unfazed with Rihanna.
The singer proceeded with a medley of her greatest hits, including Where Have You Been, Only Girl (In The World), We Found Love, Rude Boy, Work, Wild Thoughts, Pour It Up, All of the Lights, Run This Town, and Umbrella.
She concluded her performance by shining brightly with Diamond.
The stadium crowd erupted with a round of applause, in standing ovation, having witnessed a pivotal moment in music herstory, which just happened to coincide with a football championship.
Most importantly, RiRi really had the whole music industry behind her.