Rihanna is pregnant, rep confirms after singer takes Super Bowl by storm

The singer said motherhood inspired her to perform at the big stage

rihanna-ap Rihanna performs during the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles | AP

Shortly after Rihanna ended her explosive performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, a representative for the singer confirmed she is pregnant with her second child. Rihanna sang and danced to a number of her hits including 'Bitch Better Have My Money', 'Diamonds', 'Work', 'Umbrella' and more.

She dropped a hint about her pregnancy during the performance by cradling her baby bump a few times. The bump was also visible in the tight clothes she wore under the baggy red jumpsuit, triggering a wave of speculations on social media. The singer's representative confirmed the pregnancy news after the power-packed performance at the State Farm Arena in Arizona, The Hollywood Reporter stated.

During the Apple Music press conference ahead of the performance, Rihanna said the Super Bowl is “one of the biggest stages in the world”. She also expressed her concerns as she has not performed on stage “in the last seven years”. She added that motherhood ultimately inspired her to perform at the big stage. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world”.

“When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world — you can do anything,” she added. “And the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, so as scary as that was … there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all,” she further said.

Rihanna and her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, are parents to a 9-month-old baby boy.

The nine-time Grammy-winner also that said that it was a major challenge to fit her biggest hits into a 13-minute set. . “That was the hardest, hardest part. Deciding how to maximize 13 minutes but also celebrate — that’s what this show is going to be. It’s going to be a celebration of my catalog in the best way that we could have put it together.”