The 57th Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Barbadian singer Rihanna, has sparked a heated debate on social media, with opinions divided on the singer's performance. While many have taken to social media to praise Rihanna's showstopping display, former US president Donald Trump has made his thoughts on the matter clear, expressing disappointment with the performance.
Trump and Rihanna's Long-standing Feud
Long before Rihanna took the stage at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, her relationship with the former US president was fraught with animosity. On several occasions, the two have taken jabs at each other on social media.
After Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime performance, Trump once again took to social media to voice his criticism, declaring: "Epic fail: Rihanna gave, without question, the single worst Halftime Show in Super Bowl history." He went on to say: "This after insulting far more than half of our Nation, which is already in serious DECLINE, with her foul and insulting language." The former US president also addressed the claim that the singer's "stylist" was responsible for her success, stating: "Also, so much for her 'Stylist'"
Controversy Surrounding Rihanna's Super Bowl Performance
Rihanna's Super Bowl performance was not without controversy, with Texas Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson calling for the NFL to remove the singer from the coveted halftime slot.
Jackson took to social media to condemn the singer, stating: "She’s made a career of spewing degenerate filth while badmouthing America every chance she gets. Why is the NFL showcasing this c**p? Rihanna SHOULD NOT be the halftime performer!!" Despite the criticism from Trump and Jackson, praise for Rihanna's performance has been pouring in on social media, with fans taking to Twitter to express their admiration for the singer.
Comments such as "Where have you been", "Rihanna has so many great songs", "Amazing performance", "The whole track list is perfect", "She shines like a diamond", and "Much respect for Rihanna's performance tonight" have been widely shared on social media.
In a departure from previous Super Bowl halftime shows, Rihanna performed alone, singing 11 songs in less than 14 minutes. The Barbadian singer's solo performance has been praised for its spectacle and energy, with fans hailing the show as a standout moment in Super Bowl history.
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