Rihanna On Returning To The Stage & Her Next Musical Chapter

At yesterday’s official Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Press Conference, Rihanna joined Apple Music Radio host Nadeska Alexis. She opened up about performing for the first time after giving birth to her son three months ago describing the preparation for her big return as both “frightening” and “exhilarating.” She also discussed holding on to her core values, the challenges of crafting a 13-minute setlist spanning her 17-year career, the importance of representation, work-life balance, and her next musical chapter.

Image by: Apple Music

“The set list was the biggest challenge. That was the hardest hardest part. Deciding how to maximize 13 minutes, but also celebrate. That’s what this show’s gonna be, it’s gonna be a celebration of my catalogue in the best way we could have put it together. And you only have 13 minutes, that’s the challenge, so you’re trying to cram 17 years of work into 13 minutes. So it’s difficult. You know, some songs we have to lose because of that, and that’s gonna be okay. But I think we did a pretty good job of narrowing it down” Rihanna tells Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis about how she started the process of creating her setlist.

At the press conference, Apple Music also unveiled the new short film, “Run This Town” filmed on Rihanna Drive in Barbados. 

With only a few days left till the performance, everybody is already super excited about this moment. Don’t miss the official Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show this Sunday, February 12. For us South Africans the showdown will be broadcasted live, exclusively across Africa, on ESPN (DStv 218, Starsat 248) on Monday, 13 February at 01:30 (SAST).

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