"She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high"
Dr. Dre is passing on a few words of wisdom to Rihanna, the next performer who will grace the NFL Super Bowl halftime stage.
While appearing on Apple Music 1, the legendary producer revealed his excitement for Rihanna's upcoming performance.
"Let me tell you something, man. I actually just got the news that Rihanna's going to do it, and I'm a super fan of Rihanna," the rapper told host Ebro Darden. "I can't wait to see what she's going to do."
"I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine. It’s fantastic. She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high," he added.
"Put the right people around you, and have fun," he advised the "Umbrella" singer. "That's basically what it is, making sure you have the right creative people around you. She might want to look into some of the people that we used to do our show."
The legendary producer admitted he was "extremely nervous" heading into the performance.
"I don't know if I've ever been that nervous before," Dre said. "Not only that, I don't know if I’ve ever looked more forward to a Monday morning. So it's the preparation and making sure you have the right people around you."
He continued, "All of these people came through for me, and everybody was extremely enthusiastic about the show. We had a good time, although it's a lot of things and a lot of people you have to depend on. You're talking about at least 3,000 people that you have to depend on to get this show right for 13 minutes."
The 2023 Super Bowl will mark the Fenty Beauty mogul's return to the stage. Her last performance was at the Grammy Awards back in early 2018. Rihanna released her last album in 2016, and has since periodically teased fans with hints of new music after leaving to focus on her billion dollar lingerie and beauty empire.