One of music's biggest stars could be gracing the stage at the Grammys this year (2016), with Rihanna dropping a major hint about a possible appearance. The B**ch Better Have My Money singer appears in a new Super Bowl advert that also promotes the music awards event.
US TV network CBS released the clip to promote their three main events taking place in February 2016 – the NFL's 50th Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Set on an American football field, the 40-second clip features Rihanna walking towards NFL analysts James Brown, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms before talkshow host Colbert, who appears as a referee, tosses a coin.
One side of the coin bears the Super Bowl logo while the other side features the Grammy's gramophone logo. After the coin-flip, Nantz demands, "We go first", to which RiRi replies, "I'm worth the wait", perhaps in reference to a Grammys appearance and the anticipation surrounding the release of her eighth studio album, Anti.
Rihanna, 27, performed at the Grammys in 2015 alongside Kanye West and Paul McCartney for their collaboration FourFiveSeconds. Fans are hoping that the pop star will debut music from her forthcoming album, which has experienced a number of delays. There have been few updates regarding the album recently, but RiRi reportedly filmed a video for a collaboration with rapper Drake in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Adding to her busy schedule, RiRi was pictured on the set of movie Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in Paris on 16 January. It is also believed that the Diamonds chart-topper is rehearsing for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off on 26 February in San Diego and is also titled Anti, despite the fact that the album is yet to be released.
Performers at the Grammys ceremony, taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 15 February, are yet to be announced, but we do know it will be hosted by hip hop legend LL Cool J. The Super Bowl half-time show on 7 February is to be headlined by Coldplay, with Beyonce as their special guest.