“Arizona, you’re not tired yet, are we?” Rihanna asked halfway through a 22-song set for DirecTV’s invite-only Super Saturday Night concert, where she was joined by guests Kanye West (who performed “All of the Lights” and a half-dozen of his own hits) and Rae Sremmurd.
The cheers that greeted her were a typical response during a weekend chockablock with private pre-Super Bowl shows from arena-level artists like Drake, J. Cole, Florida Georgia Line and Nicki Minaj.
Though New England Patriot Tom Brady took home his fourth championship title, the weekend’s real MVP was Katy Perry, who wowed in four looks by Moschino’s Jeremy Scott for her Pepsi Halftime Show performance with special guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. “No deflated beach balls in this halftime show!” Scott captioned an Instagram post of the beach ball-accented halter dress she wore for a rendition of “California Gurls.”
No deflated numbers, either: The broadcast attracted a record 114.5 million viewers.