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Rihanna has arrived in Phoenix for her Super Bowl halftime performance — on a mural, anyway

KiMi Robinson
Arizona Republic
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Tato Caraveo painted Rihanna on the exterior of Trill on Jan. 21-22, 2023, ahead of her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.

Phoenix is getting ready for Rihanna's big comeback performance.

With less than three weeks to go before her Feb. 12 concert at State Farm Stadium — aka the Super Bowl halftime show — Arizonans are anticipating her arrival by creating artwork honoring the musical icon.

Phoenix artist Tato Caraveo has completed a mural depicting Rihanna on the east-facing wall of Trill, a hip-hop store that sells records, streetwear, collectibles and art supplies.

The mural, which can be found on Indian School Road just east of State Route 51 in Phoenix, portrays the singer and entrepreneur looking over her bare shoulder in a floor-to-ceiling portrait alongside an image of her in silhouette, as she appeared in Apple Music's official halftime show trailer.

Tune into Fox starting at 4:30 p.m. MST on Super Bowl Sunday to see Rihanna perform her greatest hits — and maybe even the NFL game that bookends the halftime show, which typically runs 12-14 minutes.

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