Adele revealed her plans to attend Super Bowl LVII earlier Friday, but rather than watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles battle for the Lombardi trophy, the songstress admitted she is going ‘just to see Rihanna.’
The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker, 34, announced the revelation to a fan mid concert during her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace, adding, ‘I don’t give a flying f***!’ reported Us Weekly.
Rihanna is set to perform at the iconic Halftime Show on Sunday, February 12, which will be held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, marking her first live performance in five years.
The British-born star reportedly informed an audience member earlier Friday of her Super Bowl LVII plans during a concert for her Las Vegas Residency, which commenced last year in November.
Both award-winning singers not only look up to each other for their individual talent, but have been close friends for over a decade.
Big fan: Adele, 34, revealed her plans to attend Super Bowl LVII ‘just to see Rihanna’ perform at the Halftime Show on Sunday, February 12, during the game
Back in 2012, Rihanna humorously stated on The Jonathan Ross Show that she enjoyed attending the BRIT Awards to ‘stalk Adele,’ according to The Mirror UK.
‘It was nothing about the awards or the performance,’ she admitted, and jokingly added, ‘For me it was just to see Adele again. She doesn’t know the depth of my affection. She has no idea…’
The Someone Like You performer also has the same excitement when crossing paths with the fellow singer.
In 2018, Adele mentioned Rihanna in her Time 100 essay, and recalled, ‘I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it,’ according to Elle.
The 15-time Grammy winner further gushed, ‘The progression of her superstardom feels steady, well deserved and extremely 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 gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon. She glows like when someone’s taken a picture with a flash and you’re dazed for a few minutes after.’
The Set Fire To The Rain singer expressed that her friend was ‘fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever.’
Rihanna also sent her support to Adele following her incredible weight loss journey. When talking to Closer, she expressed, ‘Adele looked incredible before the transformation and she looks incredible 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 seen in 2013 in Los Angeles
Starstruck: Back in 2012, Rihanna humorously stated that she enjoyed attending the BRIT Awards to ‘stalk Adele,’ according to The Mirror UK; the singer seen in January in Beverly Hills
‘Numb from the shock’: In 2018, Adele mentioned Rihanna in her Time 100 essay, and recalled, ‘I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it’; seen in July 2022 in London
Tight friendship: The Set Fire To The Rain singer expressed that her friend was ‘fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever’; the two seen in 2013 sharing an embrace
‘It’s obvious the transformation was for her and not to impress anybody – and I am just happy that my friend looks so confident and content,’ the mother of one sweetly added.
Adele appears to be thrilled to fly down to Arizona to cheer on her friend while she gives a show-stopping performance during the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, which was officially announced much to the delight of fans in September 2022.
Music director, Adam Blackstone, recently hinted on what viewers and audiences can expect from the performance when stopping by Good Morning America.
‘The story that she wants to tell is just, ‘Let’s be epic.’ Let’s let this be a moment in time that people will have never seen or heard before,’ he expressed during the interview.
‘We’re forcing the concert in the middle of the biggest sporting event in the world,’ Blackstone added. Last year’s Halftime Show performers included Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige.
Counting down the days: The talented singer has been preparing 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 Halftime Show performance on Instagram in September 2022
Before the Super Bowl festivities, Adele will be seen attending the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held later this week on Sunday, February 5.
The British songstress confirmed her attendance late last month when she shut down rumors that she was not going to make an appearance.
She has garnered seven award 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 vocalist has received a total of 25 Grammy nominations throughout the course of her music career thus far, and 15 wins.
Award show: Before the Super Bowl festivities, Adele will be seen attending the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held later this week on Sunday, February 5; seen in July 2022 in London