Nominee Rihanna to perform at Oscars after Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna’s pulling double duty Oscars night.

Fresh off her eclectic Super Bowl halftime performance earlier this month, the Oscar nominee will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 12.

The “Shut Up and Drive” crooner, 35, will sing “Lift Me Up” — the theme from the Marvel film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

Rihanna — who is pregnant with her second child — wrote the song with Tems, “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson.

The track is nominated for the best original song Oscar. It’s Rihanna’s first Academy Award nomination.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attend the “Wakanda Forever” premiere on Oct. 26, 2022, in Los Angeles.
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The other nominees for best song are: Diane Warren with “Applause” from “Tell it Like a Woman,” Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” and David Byrne’s track “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

The 2023 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Rihanna rocked the house during the Super Bowl halftime show, where she unveiled her baby bump and sang a medley of her greatest hits from over the years.

However, the Barbados-born crooner was also accused of lip-synching.

Some of the hits she belted out included “Rude Boy,” “Umbrella” and “Work” over the course of 13 minutes. A few users on social media didn’t believe she was singing live.

Rihanna sang at the halftime show during the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Arizona.
Rihanna sang at the halftime show during the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Arizona.
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“Amazing how Rihanna is able to keep singing even when she puts the mic aside and doesn’t move her lips at all,” one viewer tweeted.

“Too bad Rihanna is lip-syncing,” another joked, adding footage of her cover of Kanye West’s song “All of the Lights.” On the track, it appeared that her lips and lyrics didn’t seem to match up.

“You know I love you but that’s the worst lips sinc [sic] ever. OMG,” penned one person, while someone else wrote, “Lip-syncing at the Super Bowl should not be allowed.”