By performing on stage at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show, Rihanna will make her eagerly anticipated comeback to the music industry.

After releasing her widely praised album Anti in 2016, the famed Bad Gal took a hiatus from music and moved on to launch the multimillion-dollar beauty and lingerie brand Fenty. Along with her work, RiRi took some time to focus on her personal life, including welcoming a kid with A$AP Rocky back in May.

The 34-year-old millionaire revealed last month that she would perform at Super Bowl LVII by posting a picture of her hand holding a football and displaying her notorious wrist tattoo. The new mother hasn’t made any public comments regarding her choice to perform at the next championship game since the news. She finally spoke up on Tuesday (October 4) after TMZ caught up with the celebrity while she was out grocery shopping.

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I’m nervous, but I’m excited,” Rihanna said when asked about her upcoming headlining concert, according to TMZ. Although the singer gave little hints as to who would be joining her on stage for the halftime show, she did answer “Maybe, girl” when asked if ASAP Rocky, the father of her son, might be a surprise performer.

The icon of the charts is expected to make a triumphant stage comeback, and fans can’t wait. Even music moguls like Jay-Z and Dr. Dre praised Rihanna when it was revealed that she would perform as the halftime show’s headlining act in 2019. I love Rihanna so much, Dr. Dre admitted to Apple Music. “I just like her, what she does, how she moves, how she approaches art, the full nine. It’s wonderful. She has the chance to truly wow us,”

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As Rih gets ready for her big comeback, her mentor Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation and a partner in the NFL, spoke highly of his protege’s career, describing her as “a generational talent and woman of humble beginnings who has outperformed expectations at every turn.”