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DJ Khaled shares sweet message of support to Rihanna ahead of Super Bowl half-time show performance
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DJ Khaled shares sweet message of support to Rihanna ahead of Super Bowl half-time show performance

The Barbadian superstar is set to perform on Sunday night at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

DJ Khaled is rooting for Rihanna ahead of her headline set at the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday (12 February).

The singer is making her comeback to music for the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs after a bit of a hiatus.

Rihanna will be hoping to hit it out the park, too, as the half-time performance at the sporting event is arguably the biggest annual music performance in the US.

The slot usually attracts really big names, with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Beyonce all performing in the past.

While shopping in Los Angeles recently, Rihanna said that she was 'nervous but excited' about the prospect of performing at the Super Bowl.

Rihanna is headlining the half-time show at this year's Super Bowl.
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Despite the famous singer being nervous for the Super Bowl, one fellow musician who is rooting for Rihanna is DJ Khaled.

Speaking to Page Six at Michael Rubin's Fanatics party at Arizona Biltmore, the rapper and DJ gave a special shoutout to Rihanna.

When asked what special message he had for the singer ahead of her much anticipated half time show, Khaled said: "RiRi, I love you so much.

"Congratulations in advance. They changed the name of Super Bowl. It’s called ‘RiRi Super Bowl.’ I’mma have my airhorn ready and I’m going to order me a cheeseburger well done."

The DJ was then asked by other reporters if fans could expect him as a surprise performer alongside Rihanna, something Khaled remained very coy on.

"I’m coming as a fan and Rihanna’s my sister," he said.

"I can’t wait to see it. I’m here to support."

DJ Khaled is rooting for Rihanna.
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Rihanna was confirmed as the headline half-time show act for Super Bowl 2023 back in September.

The 34-year-old actually turned down the offer of headlining the 2020 Super Bowl in protest.

She turned down the offer to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who was left unsigned by all NFL teams since his on-pitch protests against racial injustice.

But the offer to headline this year was too good to turn down for Rihanna for this year's show.

In a statement, Jay Z, whose company Roc Nation is one of the producers for the show, said: "Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.

"A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment."

Topics: Rihanna, Music, Super Bowl