Adele revealed her plans to attend Super Bowl LVII on Friday, but instead of watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles battle for the Lombardi Trophy, the singer admitted she will “just watch Rihanna.”
The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker, 34, announced the reveal to a fan mid-concert during her stay in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, adding: “I don’t give a flying f***!” reported Us Weekly.
Rihanna will perform on Sunday, February 12th at the legendary Halftime Show, which will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, marking her first live performance in five years.
The British-born star reportedly updated an audience on her Super Bowl LVII plans earlier Friday during a concert for her Las Vegas residency, which began last November.
Both award-winning singers not only look up to each other for their individual talents, but have been close friends for over a decade.
Big fan: Adele, 34, announced her plans to attend Super Bowl LVII “just to see Rihanna,” appearing on the Halftime Show during the game on Sunday, February 12
Back in 2012, Rihanna humorously explained on The Jonathan Ross Show that she enjoyed attending the BRIT Awards to follow Adele, according to The Mirror UK.
“It wasn’t about the awards or the performance,” she admitted, jokingly adding, “For me, it was just about seeing Adele again. She doesn’t know the depth of my affection. She has no idea…’
The Someone Like You actor also shares the same excitement when paths cross with fellow singer.
In 2018, Adele mentioned Rihanna in her Time 100 essay, recalling, “I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb with shock,” Elle said.
The 15-time Grammy winner continued, “The development of her superstar status feels steady, well-deserved and utterly natural… The innovative and groundbreaking world of Rihanna that no one else will ever be safe in and get away with copying.” She makes her own rules and bends ours.’
Adele continued: “Whenever I’ve met her, she’s been the most lovely, loyal and fun jerk of an icon. It glows like someone took a picture with a flash and you’re dizzy for a few minutes afterwards.”
The Set Fire To The Rain singer said her friend is “fearless and full of the right attitude to be everything she is and always will be”.
Rihanna also sent her support to Adele after her incredible weight loss journey. Speaking to Closer, she said: “Adele looked amazing before the transformation and she looks amazing now.”
Throwback: Both award-winning singers not only look up to each other for their individual talent, but have been close friends for over a decade; the two were spotted in Los Angeles in 2013
Starstruck: In 2012, according to The Mirror UK, Rihanna explained that she enjoyed attending the BRIT Awards to “haunt Adele”. the singer was seen in Beverly Hills in January
“Stunned from shock”: In 2018, Adele mentioned Rihanna in her Time 100 essay, recalling, “I can’t actually remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb with the shock of it’; seen in London in July 2022
Close friendship: The Set Fire To The Rain singer expressed that her friend is “fearless and full of the right kind of attitude to be everything she is and will forever be”; the two, seen in 2013, shared a hug
“It’s obvious the transformation was for her and wasn’t meant to impress anyone – and I’m just glad my girlfriend looks so confident and happy,” the mother-of-one sweetly added.
Adele seems thrilled to be flying to Arizona to cheer on her friend as she puts on a stunning performance during the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, which was officially announced in September 2022 to the delight of fans.
Music director Adam Blackstone recently hinted at what viewers and audiences can expect from the performance by stopping by Good Morning America.
“The story she wants to tell is simple, ‘Let’s be epic.’ Let’s make this a moment that people have never seen or heard before,” he said during the interview.
“We’re enforcing the concert in the middle of the greatest sporting event on earth,” added Blackstone. Last year’s Halftime Show cast members included Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Mary J Blige.
The days are counting: The talented singer is gearing up for The Halftime Show, her first live stage performance in five years
Big revelation! The mother-of-one, who welcomed her first child in May 2022, confirmed her appearance on Halftime Show in September 2022 on Instagram
Ahead of the Super Bowl celebrations, Adele will be seen at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held later this week on Sunday, February 5th.
The British singer confirmed her attendance late last month when she squashed rumors she would not be performing.
She has received seven nominations for this year’s event, including Album of the Year for “30” and Song of the Year for “Easy On Me”.
According to the official website, the talented singer has received a total of 25 Grammy nominations and 15 wins over the course of her music career so far.
Awards Ceremony: Ahead of the Super Bowl celebrations, Adele will be seen at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held later this week on Sunday, February 5; seen in London in July 2022