Donald Trump Comments on Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Set: “Epic Fail”

Despite Rihanna exciting the internet to no end with her Super Bowl LVII halftime performance on Sunday (Feb. 12), she apparently doesn’t have everyone convinced of her star power.

Following the career-retrospective performance – which featured hits like “Umbrella,” “Diamonds” and “Bitch Better Have My Money” and a surprise pregnancy announcement – former President Donald Trump took to his Truth Social platform to write his own review of the show.

“EPIC FAIL: Rihanna gave, without question, the single worst Halftime Show in Super Bowl history,” the former President wrote. “This after insulting far more than half of our Nation, which is already in serious DECLINE, with her foul and insulting language.”

On top of disagreeing with her performance, Trump also gave his two cents on her fashion choices. “Also, so much for her ‘Stylist!’” Prior to the performance, Trump posted another statement on Truth Social in the same vein: “Without her ‘Stylist’ she’d be NOTHING. Bad everything, and NO TALENT!”

Rihanna’s halftime performance marked her long-awaited return to the live music scene. Over the past few years, the pop star-turned-business-mogul has been focusing on other pursuits like her Savage x Fenty fashion line and her Fenty Beauty brand.

Following the announcement that she would be appearing at the game, she released “Lift Me Up,” a ballad featured on the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Many fans have speculated that more music is on the way from Rihanna, but the singer has yet to confirm.

Rihanna spoke to the Associated Press earlier this year about returning to music. “Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing,” she said. “Do you hear that, fans? The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh, my God, they’re going to think my album is coming. I need to get to work.’”

Rihanna used her time during the Super Bowl to announce that her second child was on the way. She and rapper A$AP Rocky revealed her first pregnancy back in January 2022.

A source told People, “Everything Rihanna does, she does it her own way on her own timetable, and having a baby is no different. They’re just like any other pair of parents-to-be. Yes, they happen to be famous, but they’re just the cutest, giddiest young couple that’s expecting kids.”

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