Fans are celebrating in joy seeing Rihanna as the confirmed headliner of the Super Bowl Halftime show in Feb. 2023.
“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” said Jay-Z whose company Roc Nation oversees the music department for the show.
One more legend who is excited about Rihanna is Dr. Dre who blew everybody away with 2022 edition alongside Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. He called into the Ebro Darden show on Apple Music 1 to comment on the news and share some advice.
“Oh, my God. Let me tell you something, man. I actually just got the news that Rihanna’s going to do it, and I’m a super fan of Rihanna. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do. I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It’s fantastic. She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high,” Dre said.
Dr. Dre also offered some advice on how to prepare well and kill it. “Put the right people around you, and have fun. That’s basically what it is, making sure you have the right creative people around you. She might want to look into some of the people that we used to do our show.”
He added that during their prep time, he was extremely nervous but putting the right people around for the job made it manageable. “It made me extremely nervous. I don’t know if I’ve ever been that nervous before. Not only that, I don’t know if I’ve ever looked more forward to a Monday morning. So it’s the preparation and making sure you have the right people around you. All of these people came through for me, and everybody was extremely enthusiastic about the show. We had a good time, although it’s a lot of things and a lot of people you have to depend on. You’re talking about at least 3000 people that you have to depend on to get this show right for 13 minutes. So it is an extreme amount of pressure, but it’s fun at the same time. When it’s done, it’s like goosebumps, bro. I got goosebumps, especially from the reaction that we got from the show, and especially being able to do the show with all of my friends.”