After too many years living in a Rihanna drought, the queen is finally making up for lost time and giving us all the things at once. Following on from the confirmation that new music is on the way, as well as the news that she is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2023, it only make sense that Ri continuous to expand her multi-platform offering, with an insider revealing that a documentary on the forthcoming performance is reportedly in the works. Is this Rihanna's Homecoming moment?
Rihanna will perform next year's momentous Super Bowl halftime show at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale Arizona on February 12, to fans' delight. This will be Rihanna's first time performing at the Super Bowl and her first public performance in five years. So it's not surprising Apple TV+ has hatched a deal with the megastar to document the journey. The documentary will be similar to Netflix's Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two expose about the pop provocateur's preparation ahead of her halftime show, and Beyonce's Homecoming about her monumental 2018 Coachella performance.
The insider revealed, “She will be recorded during rehearsals and meetings in the lead-up to the big night and give an insight into what her life is really like now that she is returning to pop as a mum.
“There is a massive appetite for everything to do with Rihanna, especially as this will be her major return to the stage for the first time in years,” the source added of Rihanna's Super Bowl documentary.
Are we getting new music?
So, does this mean we should all be expecting a new RiRi album coming soon? Unfortunately, the Super Bowl headliner has made it known that the Super Bowl and her music should be treated separately.
Although we got two recent tracks from the Black Panther score, Rihanna firmly told the Associated Press, "Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?”
Of her decision to perform, Rihanna is only in if it's for something big. “If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special,” Rihanna said of her decision to perform. “It was now or never for me.”