Could Rihanna and Justin Timberlake be joining the already crowded list of performers for Super Bowl 50?
According a to a new tweet by Elgin Charles, Rihanna and Timberlake are rumored to be taking to the Super Bowl stage on February 7 alongside already announced performers Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars.
Charles, who describes himself on his Twitter page as an “Actor/TV Personality,” took to the social media site on February 2 to make the big Super Bowl announcement, where he’s alleging that Rihanna and Justin will be making a surprise appearance half way through the big game.
“#Rihanna & #JustinTimberlake Will Be Appearing/Performing At #SB50,” Elgin alleged on the 140-character site, “It Hasn’t Been Announced Yet, So Consider This An Elgin Exclusive!”
Although neither the artists nor the NFL have confirmed or denied the Super Bowl 50 rumors, both Rihanna and Justin have been teasing big returns to the music scene ahead of this year’s Super Bowl performance.
— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) February 2, 2016
Rihanna just dropped her latest album, ANTI, this week, while Timberlake is rumored to be back in the studio in recent months recording new music for DreamWorks’ upcoming film Trolls, in which he also voices an animated character.
But while we’ll have to wait until February 7 to see if Algin’s alleged exclusive turns out to be true, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently teased to CNN that the band will definitely have “special guests” when they take to the Super Bowl stage this weekend, which may stretch beyond the already confirmed Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
“I loved the whole concept of trying to present your entire musical life in 12-and-a-half minutes,” Chris recently told the site of the band’s upcoming Super Bowl performance. “It’s a great challenge… We’ve possibly got 11 good minutes.”
Chris then teased to the site that the uber-popular band “have some special guests” on hand for their Super Bowl 50 performance that will “cover the rest” of the time allotted.
Although Martin didn’t go into any further details about who those Super Bowl “special guests” are or just how many of them there will be, the “A Sky Full of Stars” singers have teamed up with Rihanna in the past, while Timberlake hasn’t exactly been shy about his admiration of Chris.
Back in 2006, Justin revealed that he actually hit the studio with Chris Martin in London and admitted that he was looking forward to working with the star again.
“It was great,” Justin said of collaborating with the Coldplay front-man 10 years ago according to the Mirror, “I want to create with him when we can get our schedules together.”
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) February 1, 2016
As for the potential of Rihanna popping up for a surprise Super Bowl guest spot, the “We Found Love” singer previously teamed up with Coldplay in 2012 to release the platinum single “Princess of China.”
Prior to the big Super Bowl 50 announcement, Martin previously told Metro that he was pretty nervous to approach Rihanna about singing alongside him on the song, revealing that he thinks she has “an amazing voice.”
“Top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna, but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her,” the Super Bowl 50 headliner revealed. “We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.”
“She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine,” Martin continued, “When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”
Do you think Justin Timberlake and Rihanna will be making a surprise appearance at Super Bowl 50?
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