DJ Khaled shares message for Rihanna ahead of Super Bowl halftime show
DJ Khaled is rooting for Team Rihanna at the 2023 Super Bowl.
The rapper gave a special shout-out to his “Wild Thoughts” collaborator while speaking to Page Six at Michael Rubin’s star-studded Fanatics party at the Arizona Biltmore.
“RiRi, I love you so much,” DJ Khaled, 47, said, when asked what special message he has for the Fenty Beauty founder ahead of her highly anticipated halftime show on Sunday.
“Congratulations in advance. They changed the name of Super Bowl. It’s called ‘RiRi Super Bowl.’ I’mma have my airhorn ready and I’m going to order me a cheeseburger well done.”
DJ Khaled played coy, however, when asked whether fans will see him join Rihanna, 34, on stage this weekend as a surprise performer.
“I’m coming as a fan and Rihanna’s my sister. I can’t wait to see it. I’m here to support,” he told other reporters, noting that he’s “rooting” for Rihanna over the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. “We’re all winners.”
Inside the party, the record producer was spotted chatting with everyone from Kevin Hart to Odell Beckham Jr. He also took the stage at one point to perform “All I Do Is Win (Remix).”
“Welcome to Rubinpalooza,” he told the crowd, which was made up of A-listers like Jay-Z, Teyana Taylor, Lil Baby, Dixie D’Amelio, Travis Scott, Drake, Winnie Harlow and Paul Rudd.
Earlier this week, Page Six attended Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show press conference in Phoenix, Ariz., where she gave some teasers about her sure to be epic set.
“We’ve been working on it for a while, and every day it just gets closer and closer to the finished product,” she shared. “It’s a lot of preparation. This is the week that – it really is [about] being tested. Everyone, we’re just tightening up everything, everybody’s dialing in, everybody’s tuning up and [it’s] a lot of moving parts.”
She continued, “I mean, It’s literally, like, 300 to 400 people breaking the stage down and building it back up and getting it out in eight minutes. It’s incredible. It’s almost impossible.”
Rihanna’s longtime makeup artist, Priscilla Ono, also gave Page Six Style some insight on the “Umbrella” singer’s “iconic” halftime show beauty look.
“I want a makeup look that you can look back at, at any point in time, and be like, ‘That look? I want that on me now,’” she told us. “I just want it to look super iconic. Nothing trendy, like no micro trends. Nothing that’s like, ‘OK, that was done in the 2010’s, 2020s.’ I want it to be super timeless.”
Super Bowl LVII kicks off Sunday from the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.