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Photos: Rihanna performs pregnant during Super Bowl LVII halftime show

Rihanna performed for first time since 2016 during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Sunday.

And, she performed while pregnant with her second child, her representatives confirmed.

Known for hits such as “We Found Love” and “Umbrella,” the Grammy-winning Rihanna, 34, last toured in 2016.

The pop star says she’s more selective about the projects she accepts now that she’s a mother, citing her Super Bowl halftime show performance and her song “Lift Me Up” for the movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” as being “worth it.”

She says she drew inspiration from Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performances in 2013 and 2016 before she headlines her own halftime show at Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

“I watched Beyoncé’s halftime performances a couple times,” Rihanna said. “She’s a beast and a whole other level.”

But unlike most gigs, Rihanna won’t be paid for this one.

Surprisingly, Super Bowl halftime show performers don’t get paid for their concerts. Instead, the NFL pays for all expenses associated with putting on the halftime show, including travel costs.

However, putting on a halftime show can come at a huge price. Production for the Super Bowl halftime show can cost up to $10 million dollars. In 2021, The Weeknd reportedly spent $7 million of his own money to put on the show, as Dr Dre did the year before that.

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Rihanna prepares to perform before the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rihanna performs at halftime during the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel, AP)
Rihanna performs during the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rihanna performs at halftime during the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

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