Everything leading up to Rihanna's Super Bowl Halftime Show : It's Been a Minute This weekend Rihanna will perform on the world's biggest stage as the halftime headliner at the Super Bowl. Yet, in 2019 she turned down the gig because she said there were things within the NFL she could not support. Brittany sits down with Gene Demby, host of NPR's Code Switch, to discuss if Rihanna's previous concerns were addressed and why she might need to step up to the mic.

You can find more of Gene's reporting on the NFL by checking out NPR's Code Switch.

You can follow us on Twitter @ItsBeenAMin or email us at ibam@npr.org.

Everything leading up to Rihanna's Halftime Show

Everything leading up to Rihanna's Halftime Show

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Rihanna and the Super Bowl Halftime Show
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This weekend Rihanna will perform on the world's biggest stage as the halftime headliner at the Super Bowl. Yet, in 2019 she turned down the gig because she said there were things within the NFL she could not support. Brittany sits down with NPR's Code Switch's Gene Demby to discuss if Rihanna's previous concerns were addressed and why she might need to step up to the mic.

You can find more of Gene's reporting on the NFL by checking out NPR's Code Switch.

You can follow us on Twitter @ItsBeenAMin or email us at ibam@npr.org.

This episode of 'It's Been a Minute' was produced by Barton Girdwood. Engineering support came from Brian Jarboe. We had fact-checking help from Ayda Pourasad. It was edited by Jessica Placzek and Jessica Mendoza. Our executive producer is Veralyn Williams. Our VP of programming is Yolanda Sangweni and our senior VP of programming is Anya Grundmann.