Rihanna Under Fire for 'Worst Lip Sync Ever' at Super Bowl

Jordan Claes
Rihanna performing on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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Last night's Superbowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles is all anybody can talk about today, and ironically enough — the topic of conversation has nothing to do with football.

That's because this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show brought about the return of Grammy-winning artist, Rihanna, after a nearly seven-year-long hiatus. Her performance was polarizing at best, with many fans accusing Bad Gal Riri of giving the worst lip-sync performance of all time.

This Year's Super Bowl Was One For The Record Books

Rihanna holding up a Fenty facial scrub.
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Not only did the Chiefs and Eagles put on a show for the ages, but the Super Bowl Halftime Show also saw the return of music icon, Rihanna.

It Had Been Nearly Seven Years Since The Barbadian-Born Pop Princess Last Performed On Stage

Rihanna wearing Tiffany blue sunglasses and a matching body suit, with a long green jacket.
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With expectations at an all-time high, football fans were eagerly waiting to see if Rihanna's performance would live up to the hype.

Rihanna Kicked Things Off With A Memorable Rendition Of 'B**** Better Have My Money'

Rihanna saying, "Just roll with it, girl."
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From there, she played a medley of some of her biggest career-spanning hits — including Run This Town, Umbrella, and All Of The Lights.

As If That Weren't Enough, Rihanna's Reps Also Confirmed That The Singer Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Rihanna holding her belly on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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Many fans suspected as much, considering Rihanna's choice of outfit, her lack of movement, and the fact that she began the show by rubbing her belly.

Rihanna Also Broke A Superbowl Record With The Longest Halftime Performance Ever

However, there were still those who seemingly had nothing but negativity for the Grammy-winning artist, accusing her of unapologetically lip-syncing the entire time she was on stage.

"This Performance Was Horrible," Twitter User @TammyLohan8 Said

"Idky everyone is saying it was amazing. She barely moved around likely do to her being pregnant. The songs were good but the performance was horrible."

"Her Lip Synching[sic] Was Beyond A Joke," Another Chimed In.

Rihanna performing during the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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"I understand her movement was limited due to her pregnancy. That's fine but the atrocious lip-synching [sic] and the ridiculous looking[sic] dancers did not make for a good performance."

Even Former President, Donald J. Trump, Piped Up With His Two-Cents

Donald Trump delivering a speech at the podium.
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Trump called Rihanna's performance an "epic fail," and stated that she gave the single worst performance in the history of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

While There's No Denying Rihanna Lip-Synced Moments Of Her Set, She's Far From The First To Do So

Rihanna performing on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
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Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and even The Red Hot Chili Peppers have all been accused of lip-syncing during their halftime performances. The NFL prefers that all Super Bowl performances be pre-recorded, allowing the artists simply sing over the tracks as they wish.