Super Bowl Halftime Show 2023: Twitter Reacts to Rihanna's Performance

Erin WalshFebruary 13, 2023

Barbadian singer Rihanna performs during the halftime show of Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12, 2023. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles got off to an entertaining start in Glendale, Arizona, and Rihanna continued the festivities with a terrific halftime performance that certainly lived up to the hype.

Rihanna had to follow up last year's performance that included a group of hiphop legends in Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. It's safe to say the crowd loved her performance.

Some of the biggest names in the sports and entertainment industry were quick to share their excitement about the performance:

LeBron James @KingJames

Rih got so many killer tracks!!!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎβ™¦οΈ

Khalil Herbert @JuiceHerbert

Rihanna got them hits Fr πŸ”₯

AJ Green III @AjGofor6

Rihanna πŸ”₯

JJ Watt @JJWatt

What an incredible stage set-up.<br><br>Rihanna.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SuperBowl</a>

Davon Godchaux @ChauxDown

She got bangers for daysπŸ”₯

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

She killed this!!

Keef Morris @Keefmorris

Forgot how many hits Rihanna got!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Tyler Boyd @boutdat_23

Her performance was so dope make me mad we not apart of the SB πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

Alex Morgan @alexmorgan13

Back like she never leftπŸ”₯πŸ”₯ RIHANNA

CJ McCollum @CJMcCollum

Gotta put together a new RIh playlist asap

Robert Iger @RobertIger

Fantastic half time show, <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rihanna</a>!!!!

Halle Berry @halleberry

one word. Rihanna. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SuperBowl</a>

Rihanna started off her performance with her 2015 hit "B---h Better Have My Money," followed by 2011's "Where Have You Been."


Yes. Yes. Yes. πŸ’ƒ <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/1aaU8TOpNQ">pic.twitter.com/1aaU8TOpNQ</a>


Everything. <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/shK5n9wCcN">pic.twitter.com/shK5n9wCcN</a>


πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’« <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/Wdl6boI4Xc">pic.twitter.com/Wdl6boI4Xc</a>

She also sung some of her other biggest hits, including "Only Girl (In the World)" and "We Found Love" followed by "Rude Boy," "Work" and "Wild Thoughts."


Moooood <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/lPAvtGFNqz">pic.twitter.com/lPAvtGFNqz</a>

The star ended her performance with "Pour It Up," "All of the Lights," "Umbrella," "Run This Town" and "Diamonds."


ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIRI.<br><br>Thank you. ❀️ <a href="https://t.co/cvb2qYfqHc">pic.twitter.com/cvb2qYfqHc</a>


Unreal. <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/ffPJk08ygg">pic.twitter.com/ffPJk08ygg</a>


Chills. <a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rihanna</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AppleMusicHalftime?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AppleMusicHalftime</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZdNgYCh54y">pic.twitter.com/ZdNgYCh54y</a>

Rihanna's performance is certainly one that will stick with music fans for a very long time, and next year's performer(s) is going to have some very big shoes to fill.

Fans that weren't very caught up in the halftime show can stay tuned for an entertaining second half with the Eagles entering the third quarter up 24-14.