Abortion activist singer Rihanna spoke on Thursday about the wonders of motherhood during a press event for Super Bowl LVII’s coverage ahead of her headlining the halftime show in Arizona.
During Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis event, the 34-year-old singer explained that she was initially hesitant about taking on the Super Bowl halftime show only a few months after having a child with rapper A$AP Rocky in May 2022, but decided it was important to do it.
“When you become a mom there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world, you can do anything,” Rihanna explained.
"When you become a mom there’s something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world, you can do anything." — Rihanna on why she took on the #SBLVII Halftime Show. pic.twitter.com/2e5s7gxZdU
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 9, 2023
“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages of the world,” she added. “So, as scary as that was — because I haven’t been on stage in seven years — there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all.”
“And it’s important for me to do this year,” the Barbados-born singer continued. “It’s important for representation. For my son to see that.”
In January 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. Later, Rihanna made numerous headlines with what she called her “rebellious” maternity style, and admitted she’d basically “challenged” herself to “push it further” than anyone had ever done with her belly-baring looks.
“So, I’m looking forward to it,” said the singer. “I’m looking forward to being a teacher. But mostly being a student, cause I think I’m gonna be learning more from my kid than I could ever teach them.”
Despite Rihanna’s comments about motherhood, the singer has yet to publicly address being pro-abortion and a mom. She publicly bashed Republicans in Alabama in 2019 for passing pro-life legislation, the Human Life Protection Act, which outlaws most abortions, with an exception for a mother’s life being at risk, as previously reported.
In 2012, the singer founded the nonprofit organization The Clara Lionel Foundation. It has worked with the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which is the largest provider of abortions in the nation.