In case you watched the Rihanna halftime present final evening and thought something apart from “Wow, this stunning, gifted, and pregnant lady floating ethereally and powerfully midair is a delight,” then I’ve one query for you: WHY? HOW? (Okay, two questions, however they’re tangentially associated.)
Regardless of the halftime present being a enjoyable, eye-catching efficiency with Rihanna—who hasn’t carried out reside in about 7 years, regally capturing her viewers just like the queen she is—the web goes to web, and a few folks made it clear that they weren’t impressed by it.
Possibly these folks have unrealistic expectations, perhaps they’re simply grumpy Eagles followers. Who is aware of? However one factor is for positive—that efficiency was not boring. And it’s irritating when folks (particularly those that have by no means been pregnant) insult Rihanna for what they contemplate a “uninteresting” efficiency.
Now I admit there’s nothing extra annoying than the “let me play satan’s advocate for a minute” particular person, however I’m going to be that particular person proper now. As a result of what do a overwhelming majority of male performers who aren’t Bruno Mars or a 2000s boy band do onstage? What do they offer us? What do they serve? A complete lotta standing and strolling, that’s what.
Moreover, Rihanna is pregnant. And earlier than anybody chimes in with, “I ran a marathon whereas pregnant” please keep in mind that every single pregnancy is different. And are we forgetting that she was using a floating platform suspended above a big stadium with solely a tether separating her from the regulation of gravity? That was wonderful! And entertaining! The other of boring, for my part.
And one other factor—don’t examine her to Beyonce. Simply don’t. These are two completely different girls with two very completely different catalogs of music.
In case you nonetheless suppose it was a uninteresting present, could I ask what you anticipate from artists typically? Not to mention those that are pregnant? What precisely did Rihanna owe us final evening that we didn’t get? Jeez.
No matter any criticisms, if there’s one one that has made being unapologetically unbothered her total persona, it’s Rihanna. She’s going to do what she needs to do, on her personal timeline, all whereas delivering top-notch magnificence merchandise in addition.
The present was aesthetically attractive, the tune medley was top-notch, and anybody who’s had a child is aware of that even strolling to the mailbox some days deserves a spherical of applause. We needed to listen to her hit songs and that’s what we obtained. She deserves respect, not rage.