Pop and R&B superstar Rihanna made a grand return to the stage on Sunday, floating high above the Super Bowl field, thrilling the crowd with a fast-paced medley of her hits and revealing that she is pregnant with her second child.
She was gradually lowered to the ground as she went through well-known songs from “Only Girl (In the World)” to “Rude Boy” and “Work.”
Rihanna was surrounded throughout the 13-minute performance by dozens of dancers in baggy white outfits.
It was the 34-year-old Grammy winner’s first stage performance in five years. Her last album, “Anti,” was released in 2016.
Rihanna’s appearance led social media users to speculate she was expecting another child.
The Hollywood Reporter and other media outlets said a representative for the singer confirmed that Rihanna was indeed pregnant.
Emmy-winning “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn that has become known as the Black national anthem, accompanied by a choir.