A host of A-list names descended on Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday for football’s biggest night and among them was Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z who brought along his daughter Blue Ivy, 11, to watch Super Bowl LVII.
The rapper and entrepreneur, 53, smiled happily as he walked onto the field at State Farm Stadium with his arm lovingly draped around his eldest child before posing for photos.
Also on hand for the game were Hollywood stars Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd, hitmakers Adele and Billie Eilish, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Nancy Shevell.
Jay-Z, who is married to Beyonce with whom he also shares twins Sir and Rumi, and Blue Ivy are huge sports fans and are often seen together at NBA games and other sporting events including the last three Super Bowls.
Meanwhile, Cooper and Rudd made no secret of who they were rooting for: Cooper donned a Philadelphia Eagles t-shirt while Rudd rocked a Kansas City Chiefs jersey.
Sports fans: Big day: Jay-Z was every inch the doting father as he brought his 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter to the Super Bowl LVII on Sunday
Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning husband, opted to rep his entertainment agency Roc Nation, which he founded back in 2008, on his black hoodie while Blue Ivy donned a backwards baseball cap and black shades.
The Hip Hop mogul completed his cool look with a pair of dark pants and matching sunglasses as his little girl donned an oversized Tupac graphic and zip-up hoodie as well as a gold chain.
Unlike most of the crowd decked out in jerseys and t-shirts, Adele dressed to impress in a structured grey blazer, gold hoop earrings and oversized sunglasses.
For the occasion, Eilish wore a beige button-down blouse and patterned handkerchief around her neck, was also spotted at the event as she partied in a private box with a number of pals.
Cooper looked completely in his element during the game as he kicked back in a private suite and enjoyed some nachos.
As he prepared to watch his favorite football team vie for their second ever Super Bowl wins, the 48-year-old actor proudly sported a green t-shirt with the Philadelphia Eagles’ logo across his chest.
Meanwhile, Rudd, a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs supporter, cut a casual figure in a white number 10 jersey with red and white stripes on the sleeves.
In addition to the game, Rihanna will make her highly anticipated return to live performance at the halftime show following a music hiatus (she has not released a solo album since January 2016.)
Dressed to impress: The pair were among the many A-list stars that flew Glendale, Arizona to watch the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Philadelphia Eagles, including Adele, who smiled in her seat while rocking a structured grey blazer
Stars at the Super Bowl! Pop sensation Billie Eilish, who wore a beige button-down blouse and patterned handkerchief around her neck, was also spotted at the event as she partied in a private box with a number of pals
Arriving in style: As the father-daughter duo arrived to the most-watched annual sporting events in the world, the 53-year-old rapper smiled as he walked onto the field with one arm wrapped lovingly around his eldest child
Father-daughter duo: The 24-time Grammy winner, who is married to Beyoncé, opted to rep his entertainment agency Roc Nation, which he founded back in 2008, on his black hoodie while Blue Ivy donned a backwards baseball cap and black shades
Strutting into the stadium: The pair were among the many A-list stars that flew Glendale, Arizona to watch the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Philadelphia Eagles
While the details of the annual halftime show are as closely guarded as the teams’ playbooks, Rihanna indicated that she would incorporate elements of her Caribbean culture in the performance.
‘That’s a big part of why this is important for me to do this show: representation, representing for immigrants, representing for my country, Barbados, representing for Black women everywhere,’ she said.
It will take a crew of 300 to 400 workers to assemble the stage in eight minutes and break it down just as quickly – a feat of ingenuity requiring military-like precision for the 13-minute halftime concert.
Go Eagles! Bradley Cooper looked completely in his element while enjoying some nachos in a private suite at the Super Bowl LVII on Sunday
Enthralled: As he prepared to watch his favorite football team vie for their second ever Super Bowl wins, the 48-year-old actor proudly sported a green t-shirt with the Philadelphia Eagles’ logo across his chest
Rooting for the Chiefs: Paul Rudd was spotted at the game, who is a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs supporter, made his support clear for the rival team while rocking a white jersey with red and white stripes on the sleeves
Another familiar face: NBA legend LeBron James was also caught on the cameras sitting in the stadium waiting for the game to begin
Hello: Unlike most of the crowd decked out in jerseys and t-shirts, Adele dressed to impress in a structured grey blazer, gold hoop earrings and oversized sunglasses
‘It’s incredible – it’s almost impossible,’ said Rihanna, who told a crowd of reporters on Thursday that she had not slept the night before when an on-site rehearsal ran long.
‘I’ve been so focused on the Super Bowl I totally forgot that my birthday is coming up (on Feb. 20),’ the singer added. ‘I totally forgot about Valentine’s Day. I’m just like, Super Bowl, Super Bowl, Super Bowl.’
She was inspired to take on the challenge after giving birth to her son.
‘When you become a mom there’s something that just happens (and) you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything,’ she told reporters in Phoenix on Thursday.
‘So as scary as that was because I haven’t been on stage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. And it’s important for me to do this, this year. It’s important for representation, it’s important for my son to see that.’
Rihanna joins a list of celebrated entertainers who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and The Weeknd. Last year, hip hop was celebrated with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar all performing.