Rihanna admits work-life balance is ‘nearly impossible’ as a new mom: ‘It’s very different’

Rihanna and son

Rihanna and son

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Rihanna is getting candid about balancing her busy work schedule as a new mom.

Speaking at a press conference Thursday before her Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, the musician, 34, opened up about how her work-life balance has changed since welcoming her first child with boyfriend A $AP Rocky in May.

“It’s very different,” she told Apple Music’s Nadeska. “Balance is nearly impossible because no matter how you look at it, work is always something that robs you of time with your child. That’s the currency now, that’s where it goes. The magnitude of how much it weighs.”

“When you’re making decisions about what you’re going to say yes to, it has to be worth it,” Rihanna explained, noting that her decision to perform on Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show is “definitely worth it.”

The ‘Umbrella’ singer also shared how becoming a first-time mom helped give her the confidence to tackle a performance as big as the halftime show.

“When you become a mom, something happens where you feel like you can take on the world. You can do anything and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world,” Rihanna said. “So as scary as it was… there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all, and it’s important for me to do it this year. It’s important to the representation. It’s important for my son to see that.”

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Rihanna: life in pictures

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Last week, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna “can’t wait to kill it” during her halftime performance.

“She’s ready for the Super Bowl,” the source said. “She’s rehearsing right now. She’s very excited, ready and focused.”

Rihanna has also been focusing on her role as a parent, the insider added.

“Last year was the most extraordinary year for her. She took a long break to focus on her baby,” said the source of her son, whose name is yet to be revealed.

Rihanna is back |  Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show (Official Trailer)

Rihanna is back | Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show (Official Trailer)

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The source added, “She’s obsessed with him and feels lucky that she’s been able to slow down and just be a mom.”

The Grammy winner revealed in January 2022 that she was expecting her first child with Rocky. After being photographed debuting her baby bump in New York City, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna was “excited to be a mom” and “she couldn’t be happier.”

“Everything Rihanna does, she does in her own way on her own schedule, and having a baby is no different,” the source said at the time. “They’re just like any other couple of parents-to-be. Yes, they happen to be famous, but they’re just the cutest, giddy young couple expecting babies.”

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