Rihanna kicked off Superbowl weekend with a Pepsi Smash concert with Fall Out Boy.
Pete Wentz performed on stage with his band Fall Out Boy. Riri looked good even though her boyfriend Chris Brown didn't sing a duet with her. Chris Brown was looking cute and rundown on January 29th at his official after party @ the V.I.P Room in Paris. What is Rihanna doing to poor 19 year old Chris Breezy? His beautiful smile is gone and the lines in his forehead are getting deeper.
Just what exactly does Barbadian R&B pop queen Rihanna have to do with the Super Bowl? About as much as Fall Out Boy. Yet there both acts were, playing to a hyped-up crowd on Thursday night at Tampa's Ford Amphitheater for the VH1-broadcast Pepsi Super Bowl Smash show that served as the unofficial kickoff of Super Bowl XLIII weekend.
The one-hour special, hosted for the second year by easily excited actor Jerry O'Connell and a series of NFL guests, kicked off with a mini-set from FOB. The band stormed out to play "I Don't Care" with their new signature LED-flickering guitars on a huge stage that featured a massive screen with a seizure-inducing series of black-and-white strobe patterns. The band didn't say much as they plowed into their new single, "America's Suitehearts," during which they were backed by multiple giant red, white and blue images of singer Patrick Stump. At one point, bassist Pete Wentz tossed aside his instrument and leaned out into the crowd to high-five some of the screaming girls down front.
Meat-and-potatoes rockers Lifehouse followed with a mid-show set that included their recent singles "First Time" and "Broken." Rihanna closed the broadcast, wearing an all-black outfit that was a mixture of bondage gear and a space-age hockey uniform as she performed a string of her hits.
The set opened with a series of images on the big screen giving way to Ri-Ri appearing at the top of a set of stairs wearing thigh-high boots, a black bikini top with a high-waisted bottom and a black overcoat adorned with hanging straps. As she's done often live, she spiked a hard-rocking take on goth pop single "Disturbia" with a bit of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" as flames shot up across the front of the stage. source