Earlier on Friday, Adele announced that she would be attending Super Bowl LVII, but she wouldn’t be there to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles compete for the Lombardi trophy. Instead, she would be there “just to see Rihanna.”
Adele says she’ll attend Super Bowl LVII ‘just to see Rihanna’ perform during the Halftime Show
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For the first time in five years, on Sunday, February 12 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Rihanna will perform live.
The British-born singer reportedly told a fan during a concert for her ongoing Las Vegas residency that began in November that she would be performing at Super Bowl LVII.
The two Grammy winners have been friends for over a decade and have great respect for each other’s musical abilities.
The Mirror UK reports that in 2012, Rihanna joked on The Jonathan Ross Show that she looked forward to the BRIT Awards so that she could “stalk Adele.”
‘It was nothing about the awards or the performance,’ she admitted, and jokingly added, ‘For me it was just to see Adele again. She doesn’t know the depth of my affection. She has no idea…’
The performer of Someone Like You shares the same enthusiasm as the other singer when they finally meet.
A tribute to Rihanna was included in Adele’s 2018 Time 100 essay, wherein she reflected, ‘I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it,’
Continuing his effusiveness, the 15-time Grammy winner said, ‘The progression of her superstardom feels steady, well deserved and extremely natural…The innovative and groundbreaking world of Rihanna that no one else will ever be safe in and get away with copying. She makes her own rules and bends ours.’
Adele continued, ‘Whenever I’ve met her, she’s been the most gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon. She glows like when someone’s taken a picture with a flash and you’re dazed for a few minutes after.’
The member of Set Fire To The Rain said that her pal ‘fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever.’
Even Rihanna wanted to show her appreciation for Adele’s incredible transformation after she lost all that weight. As she was discussing this with Closer, she said, ‘Adele looked incredible before the transformation and she looks incredible now.’
‘It’s obvious the transformation was for her and not to impress anybody – and I am just happy that my friend looks so confident and content,’ the mother of one child said with a smile.
When it was announced in September 2022 that Beyoncé would be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, many fans were ecstatic. Adele seems excited to join them in Arizona for the big game.
Adam Blackstone, the performance’s music director, stopped by Good Morning America recently to give viewers and audiences a preview of what they can expect.
‘We’re forcing the concert in the middle of the biggest sporting event in the world,’
‘The story that she wants to tell is just, ‘Let’s be epic.’ Let’s let this be a moment in time that people will have never seen or heard before.’