Rihanna Mar 12, 2023; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Rihanna performs the Oscar nominated original song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” during the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Rihanna is always making headlines in the music world, but this time she’s making news in the NFL world.

The superstar caused quite a stir when she was seen wearing a Carolina Panthers throwback jersey dress at an event Saturday night. The singer’s dress was created by XULY.Bët’s fall 2023 collection.

Naturally, Panther fans are going wild seeing the singer wear their gear, while other fans weren’t as crazy about the style.

Now, not everybody was happy about Ri Ri wearing Panthers’ gear. A certain NFC South rival threw a little shade at the singer after seeing her in the jersey dress.

The Atlanta Falcons were just a little bit upset with Rhianna because just a few years ago, she was seen wearing Falcons gear at JFK airport.

Panther fans felt the need to defend their new fan from the Falcons, who as you can tell, used a title from one of Ri Ri’s songs to throw a little shade at her.

Saints fans also had to add their two cents to the conversation.


Rhianna has never declared she is an NFL fan or has a favorite team, at least not to this point. More than likely, the very pregnant singer was just wearing something that’s comfortable.

{Carolina Blitz}

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