Days leading up to her posthumous Super Bowl LVII halftime performance, the political figures took aim at her talent and physical appearance.
Rihanna Gets Attacked On Twitter Before Super Bowl Halftime Show
On February 9, Jackson tweeted, “Rihanna spray painted ‘F*** Donald Trump’ on a cat at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. She’s made a career of spewing degenerate filth while badmouthing America every chance she gets. Why is the NFL showcasing this c rap? Rihanna SHOULD NOT be the halftime performer!”
Donald Trump responded to Jackson writing, “Without her ‘Stylist’ she’d be NOTHING. Bad everything, and NO TALENT!”
Donald Trump attacks Rihanna ahead of the Super Bowl:
“Without her ‘Stylist’ she’d be NOTHING. Bad everything, and NO TALENT!” pic.twitter.com/rhhGBDTCJI
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 11, 2023
Rihanna Fans Come To Her Defense, SLAM Donald Trump’s Appearance
As you can only imagine, the “Rihanna Navy” CAME for their jugulars online, but Rihanna herself has stayed silent.
“Holy crap, greasy neon agent orange colored Cotton candy combover coup plotter, tryna talk about someone ELSE’s ‘stylist’. GURL PLEASE,” one person tweeted.
“Not Donald Trump saying Rihanna has no talent like excuse me sir??? U can’t even get ur fake tan to look good shut the f**k up and don’t disrespect our queen,” another fan attacked Trump.
“Not surprising, Trump is attacking Rihanna days before her Super Bowl performance… Trump has a thing about attacking powerful Black women. And Rihanna must really bug him, being richer than him,” this fan wrote.
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So, it got us thinking of all the ways she could possibly respond to Trump and Jackson’s attack during her halftime performance.
There Are A Plethora Of Ways Rihanna Could Respond To Trump!
There’s the very obvious and most savage way to address it and that is to call Trump and Jackson out directly by telling them to “GO FLY A KITE,” if you catch my drift.
She could bring up the fact that she had to issue a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after learning he used her music during a 2018 political rally.
He used her song, “Don’t Stop The Music,” during a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Chatanooga, TN.
As Trump attacks Rihanna, saying that “without her stylist, she’d be nothing,” here is a reminder that Trump was actually playing Rihanna’s music at his rallies until she forced him to stop. Who else can’t wait to see Rihanna perform at the #SuperBowl? pic.twitter.com/2EOv3DzndC
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 11, 2023
“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States,” Rihanna’s legal team wrote in the letter to Trump’s White House counsel. “As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”
Rihanna herself protested Trump’s use of her music on Twitter.
Another way in which she could shut down Trump is to troll his tweet in her halftime performance.
This could be with the use of graphics, costumes or even switching up her lyrics to address his tweet.
The final way she could address it is to NOT ADDRESS IT AT ALL, because she’s Rihanna and she’s got bigger and better fish to fry.
Regardless of what she chooses to do, address it or not, we know it will be iconic!
The Super Bowl halftime show will be Rihanna’s first on-stage performance since 2018 and becoming a mother.
She welcomed her baby boy in May 2022 with boyfriend A$AP Rocky.
“When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything, and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world. So, as scary as that was, because I haven’t been onstage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all,” she said during an Apple Music press event. “It’s important for me to do this this year and it’s important for representation, for my son to see that.”
Rihanna explained the hardest part of the Super Bowl halftime show thus far was putting together the set list.
“The set list was the biggest challenge,” she admitted. “That was the hardest, hardest part. Um, deciding how to maximize 13 minutes, but also celebrate… that’s what my show is gonna be. It’s gonna be a celebration of my catalogue in the best way we could have put it together.”