Rihanna done listening to you give that speech.
After years of incessant questioning when he released his ninth studio albumthe pop superstar responded to all the pesky chatter in the Apple Music teaser for him future performance on 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Released on January 13, the 30-second clip shows Rihanna slowly sashaying down a lit runway while audio snippets of people bemoaning the long wait for the new background music plays. “Dude, Rihanna, we’ve been waiting for you,” one voice says, while another snipe, “RiRi, where are you from?!”
As the chorus of voices began to overlap each other, the room suddenly went dark and Rihanna was seen standing in the spotlight. Dressed in a black catsuit and a large yellow fur coat, the 34-year-old raised her finger to her lips to silence the sound—as her 2016 track “Needed Me” began.
Is this Rihanna’s way of telling fans the wait is over?