Rihanna was accused of lip-syncing during her Super Bowl 2023 halftime show performance on Sunday. Several social media users trolled the singer.
“Nah that wasn’t good. Lip sync the whole time and couldn’t even keep up to it,” a Twitter user said.
“Shit performance. Lip sync special!” another one said.
Rihanna performed at the halftime show wearing a head-to-toe red jumpsuit with a matching red jacket, sneakers, latex-looking bandeau, and gloves. She sang B—– Better Have My Money as her backup dancers were on various elevated moving platforms. However, fans noticed that Rihanna was lip-syncing her historic performance.
The Super Bowl performance is the first time Rihanna has performed live since 2018 when she hit the Grammys alongside DJ Khaled.
The singer was reportedly facing the mic during “Umbrella” without live sound, something one fan pointed out on Twitter.
“Isn’t Rihanna the richest woman alive? Why is she lip syncing? Just do your thing. #rihanna #lipsync #superbowlhalftimeshow” one user wrote.
However, many fans and watchers were impressed with Rihanna’s performance.
Just as the Grammy award winning singer was performing on stage, fans speculated that she may be pregnant. A representative for Rihanna confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the singer was indeed pregnant with her second child with rapper A$AP Rocky.