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Why Rihanna did not get paid for her Super Bowl performance
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‘Fox Across America’ host Jimmy Faila dissects the 2023 Super Bowl commercials and Rihanna half-time performance on ‘The Big Money Show.’
Sunday’s Super Bowl brought in around 113 million viewers who also took in Rihanna’s high-flying halftime show performance — but the "Umbrella" star wasn’t paid for her appearance.
"We do not pay the artists," NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter told Forbes in 2016. "We cover expenses and production costs."
NFL's vice president of communications Brian McCarthy clarified to Newsweek last year that headliners do get union scale, which is paid to the union then distributed to artists.
"There is not an appearance fee, but the artists are indeed paid union scale," he said.
SAG-AFTRA, the union representing most performers might require a minimum of around $1,000 a day for a high-budget show like the Super Bowl, which would be a pittance to Rihanna who is worth around $1.4 billion, according to Newsweek.
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