Students ‘Talk That Talk’ about Rihanna headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show

By Kaitlyn Oliveros, Oct. 11, 2022

Nine-time Grammy winner and businesswoman Rihanna announced she will be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show on her Instagram on Sept. 25. This would be the singer’s first public performance after a six-year hiatus from music. With this being Rihanna’s highly anticipated comeback to music, students shared their thoughts on the singer’s return and the potential surprise guests she might bring out.  

Jacqui Avina | business student

I’m really excited about it because I love Rihanna. She’s a very iconic artist of our time, so I think it’s going to be a really good show.”









Chantal Avina | economics student

I’m super excited because I love Rihanna, and she’s an amazing artist. I love all her songs.”










Cynthia Fuentes | early childhood studies student

“I don’t have much to say about it. I think it’s pretty cool I only listen to Spanish music.”









Asael Villalobos | kinesiology student

I’m not too sure how to feel. I don’t really watch the Super Bowl, so I can’t say much about her performing.”









Rocio Lemus | business student

“I think it’s cool. I saw that Taylor Swift was a maybe, so I thought that would’ve been cool, but Rihanna’s good as well.”










Andrea Alcaraz | sociology student

It’s exciting that she’s getting back into music. I don’t really care about football, but I think it’s cool that she’s coming back.”










Esther Espinoza | communication student

“I honestly just want to know who her surprise guests are going to be. I’m really hoping it’s A$AP Rocky.”










Suzette Macias | animal science student

“I’m excited because we haven’t seen anything from her. Maybe she’ll bring something new.”











Elizabeth Cabello | nutrition science student

I’d rather see Lady Gaga because I like her fashion choices, and I feel like we haven’t seen much from her.”










Alisa Torres | communication student

“I have mixed feelings about it. I think that she’s a great singer, but I think I’m a little bit more hesitant because she hasn’t released anything recently. Other than that, I think I’m excited for it. I hope she brings out more people.”










Feature image courtesy of Christopher Alvarenga

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