In January of next year, Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, and Kanye West has already hinted that he may be involved.
Rihanna, who declined an offer to perform at the 2019 show in support of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and the first NFL player to take a knee in protest against police brutality in 2016, will play the legendary slot on February 12, 2023, it was announced last week.
On the previous Friday, September 30th, West fueled speculation that he and Rihanna might make a joint appearance at the show.
He posted a link to a Daily Mail article speculating on 50 people who might attend Rihanna’s concert and included himself among them. There was no accompanying caption or commentary posted.
This weekend, Kanye also debuted as a catwalk model for the first time, walking the runway for Balenciaga during Paris Fashion Week. West walked the runway in a boxy black jacket and trousers, an appearance neither announced nor acknowledged prior to or during the show. The jacket glistened with a glossy sheen and was lined all over with large, zippered pouches and a tag that read “SECURITY.” The pants were also shiny.
And West, meanwhile, has been making headlines for his own fashion businesses in recent months. He announced his intention to go it alone in the fashion industry last month when he filed several trademarks for the expansion of his Donda Sports clothing brand, publicly broke off ties with Gap, and verbally attacked the head of Adidas.
In September, footage of West and James Blake performing songs they had written together leaked online.