Rihanna performed at the Super Bowl halftime show this year and it has sparked debates online.
If you live under a rock, you might have missed a pretty large event that was on TV earlier this week. That event is the Super Bowl, which hosts the NFL’s two biggest teams.
Arguably bigger than the Super Bowl itself for some is the halftime show, which usually features a musical icon. This year it was Rihanna; in past years we’ve seen people like the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and a handful of others.
And I’m just going to say it — this year’s show was not good.
It’s okay to say that Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show was not good
First of all, I don’t want to offend anyone here. This was not the worst halftime show of all time — in fact, it was one of the better ones in the grand scheme of things. Heck, the 1989 Super Bowl halftime show featured an Elvis Prestley impersonator named Elvis Presto who did card tricks on stage. Trust me, it has been much worse.
But Rihanna’s halftime show was just not great. I’m not trying to be a hater, but I have to be realistic here. I gain nothing from lying and saying that it was a stunning performance. It wasn’t. It was OK at best — probably on the worse end of recent shows.
Before I really get into this, I just want to be clear that I am a big fan of Rihanna. She is a musical icon and I was absolutely thrilled to hear that she was doing the halftime show of Super Bowl LVII. And perhaps that’s where I went wrong — I expected too much.
That said, I can pinpoint the exact areas where this halftime show went wrong.