After rumors swirled on Sunday morning (Sept. 25) that she was in discussions to headline the 2023 Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, the 34-year-old superstar further stoked the chatter by sharing a photo of herself holding an NFL-branded football on Instagram.
Shortly after her post, the NFL confirmed the news by retweeting a post by Roc Nation, which featured the same image RiRi had shared. “Let’s GO,” the label and management company captioned its tweet. The NFL also posted Rihanna’s football teaser pic on its official Twitter account.
RiRi’s loyal fanbase has been hoping that the news will also bring a new album, as she’s promised to deliver her ninth studio LP in 2019. Part of Rihanna’s greatness has been her ability to successfully dabble in multiple genres throughout her career — especially hip-hop, with Jay-Z introducing her to the mainstream after signing the teen sensation to Def Jam in 2005.
Rihanna has gone on to collaborate with some of the best the genre has to offer. Whether it’s teaming with T.I., Kanye West, Drake or Eminem, the ANTI artist boasts a unique ability to take tracks to the next level.
In honor of RiRi taking the Super Bowl Halftime stage in 2023, here are the icon’s top 10 hip-hop collaborations.