She continued, “I haven’t performed in seven years—2016 was my last tour. That to me was the last time I remember being out there on the stage.”
Rihanna’s last full concert was at the 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The last time she sang onstage was in 2019, when she performed at her 2019 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
“I miss it,” Rihanna said on the podcast, speaking about performing. “But to come back from zero to the Super Bowl, like that’s kind of nuts. I didn’t know what to think. It’s going to be a challenge and that gets me excited and I think that was the real push for me.”
She continued, “I just want to put on a great show and I want to enjoy it. I don’t want the pressure to succumb me.”
The singer also teased at least one special guest. “I’m thinking about bringing someone,” she said. “We’ll see.”