On Sunday, February 12, Rihanna made her long-awaited return to the stage during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, delivering a medley of classic songs including “B—- Better Have My Money,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds.” While the singer-turned-beauty-mogul was a sensation, viewers were left wondering why Tom Holland wasn’t included in the performance.
Holland previously performed a legendary dance sequence to Rihanna’s “Umbrella” in a lip-sync fight with his “Spider-Man: Homecoming” co-star Zendaya in 2017. Holland’s dance talents were praised during the performance, which was an instant smash. So, when Rihanna entered the stage this year, fans hoped she’d bring out the actor to reprise his performance.
“I’m just saying, Tom Holland making an appearance for the halftime show would’ve changed the game,” wrote one fan, while another commented, “Real sad Tom Holland didn’t show up. What an opportunity!!” Some fans, however, felt that Rihanna’s decision not to include Holland in the event; was probably for the best, saying, “I don’t think we could have handled it.”
Rihanna’s 13-minute performance featured fireworks and concluded with “Diamonds”. The singer was dressed in a red jumpsuit with a shiny bandeau and a prominent belly; prompting speculation that she is pregnant again.
Finally, while Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show performance was well-received, viewers were left wanting more. They were hoping to see Tom Holland reprise his classic dance number to “Umbrella,”; but even without that, the event was a highlight of Super Bowl LVII.