We are just days away from the biggest NFL game of the year — Super Bowl LVII.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
But fans are not just looking forward to the football game as “Umbrella” and “Love The Way You Lie” singer Rihanna has been confirmed to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Media Plays Prank On Mahomes
As Patrick Mahomes gets ready for the big game, he attended a media event to answer some questions regarding his ankle, his focus, and.. Rihanna?
One of the media members decided to have some fun with the Chiefs quarterback when during the event, he asked “Rihanna came out and said that you are the greatest quarterback ever. Hearing that, how does that make you feel?”
To which Mahomes responded with a huge smile on his face. “It makes me feel great! She’s going to crush it at halftime. I have family members that I think are more excited about the halftime show then they are the game and so whatever Rihanna says is like the gospel so I’m glad that she went with me for that honor.”
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But that is when the journalist admitted Rihanna never said that and he was playing a prank on the quarterback. “She didn’t,” the media member said.
Mahomes face immediately dropped in disappointment as he said, “Oh man. You got me up here smiling and smirking,” before adding in a chuckle.
Fans Felt That The Prank Was ‘Mean’
NFL and Chiefs fans alike took to the comments section of the video to stand up for Mahomes and express their thoughts on the prank.
“That’s mean, why would you say that? He is a pro and answered appropriately,” one fan wrote as another said, “So instead of asking a relevant question, he just makes up some bs to waste Mahomes time 💀.”
One Instagram user hilariously wrote, “Dudes probably been waiting 2 weeks to say that joke,” in regards to the media member, while another fan chimed in, “Y’all better stop playing with bro before he throw for 500yards.”
One fan of Mahomes wrote a thoughtful comment, praising how the Chiefs quarterback handled the prank. “Just a reminder of the humility and humble behavior of Mahomes,” they said before adding, “Guy responded beautifully and came back with intelligent answers on the next question. Mahomes never looked foolish, but rather deflected to her talents, as he always does. #ThatsMyQuarterback.”
Which is something another fan mentioned as they shared, “He handled it beautifully though!!! You can’t shake this brotha…he is just too humble and too classy!!! 😍.”
Super Bowl LVII will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona where quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. The game is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Rihanna will be performing the Half Time show.