Former Republican President Donald Trump attacked pop singer Rihanna in a post on his personal social media platform Truth Social, saying she "gave, without question, the single worst Halftime Show in Super Bowl history."
Trump, who called the performance an "EPIC FAIL," added:
"This after insulting far more than half of our Nation, which is already in serious DECLINE, with her foul and insulting language. Also, so much for her 'Stylist!'"
You can see Trump's post below.
Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show was her first time on stage since 2017, having devoted much of her time over the last six years to her business empire and to caring for her son. She also confirmed through a representative she is pregnant with her second child.
The performance—which provided fodder for House Republicans who used an image of Rihanna's dancers getting into formation to attack federal investigators—was well-received by fans who believe it could signal more music from the Barbadian singer, who hasn't released an album since Anti in 2016.
And many of those fans—to say nothing of Trump's other critics—were quick to defend Rihanna from his baseless attack.
Trump's attack came days after he posted on Truth Social that Rihanna was "Bad everything, and NO TALENT!”
Trump’s post followed a tweet from Texas Republican Representative Ronny Jackson—the controversial White House doctor during the Trump administration.
Jackson accused Rihanna of making a career of "spewing degenerate filth."
In 2020, Rihanna wrote “F*ck Trump” in spray paint at the Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas.
Rihanna also won a legal victory over Trump in 2018 after she, through her performing rights company, Broadcast Music Inc., informed the then-President he could no longer use her music at his rallies.
The singer took action after a Washington Post reporter shared her music was "blaring" at a rally in Tallahassee, Florida.
Rihanna responded, “Not for much longer" before adding neither she "nor [her] people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies.”