Rihanna's cryptic Instagram post over the weekend preceded the official announcement that she will headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, February 13, 2023 at State Farm Stadium outside Phoenix, Arizona.
We can't wait to see the nail art Rihanna dons for her performance! In the meantime, let's get nostalgic about some of her best nail looks.
Fuchsia Birthday Nails
For her 26th birthday in 2014, Rihanna sported a flashy fuchsia color on long, squared-off tips, getting ahead of 2022's Barbiecore nail trend by an impressive eight years.
Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees gave Rihanna mauve stiletto nails for the 2016 VMAs, during which the singer performed four times and received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Baroque French Tips
Rihanna wore baroque french tips by celebrity nail artist Maria Salandra for the 2017 Met Gala.
Salandra told Nailpro the look was inspired by Rihanna’s Rei Kawakubo gown that evening, which was stacked with fabric petals.
“I thought she looked like a modern-day version of Marie Antoinette, so I showed her a few [damask nail decals]. She loved the idea, and we ended up with a floral french look,” Salandra said.
Jenny Longworth created Rihanna’s nail look for the September cover of Garage Magazine, on which Rihanna sported extra-long gold talons embellished with sculpted roses and gold rings on every finger.