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Hilarious group of seniors earn 30M views recreating Rihanna’s halftime performance
Their video has been watched over 32M times and Jay-Z sent them a letter and a bouquet of flowers. Not too shabby for some seniors just trying to entertain themselves. 🀩
Sheehan Diapues
03.10.23

Rihanna’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl on February 12, 2023 was spectacular and amazing.

In an all-red outfit.

Rihanna kicked the halftime show on a floating stage singing “Better Have My Money” while showing her baby bump confidently.

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She also sang her top hits

Songs in the medley included “We Found Love,” “Rude Boy,” “Work,” “Only Girl (In The World),” and “Umbrella”.

The performance concluded with the song “Diamonds” in extravagant fashion.

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The halftime show has gone so viral that some people on Tiktok and other social media have started recreating it.

But the most viewed of all was a video by a group of senior citizens who just wanted to have fun.

These ladies are ready to dance.

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They parodied “Rude Boy”.

In the halftime show’s video, the dancers wearing white were performing their pieces before moving aside while the camera was moving toward Rihanna.

One by one, the entertaining ladies at Arcadia Senior Living went with their number and performed with smiles on their faces.

They even set up the choreography with matching white outfits and one of them dressed in red.

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They played their parts perfectly.

Sue, Dora, and Ora are three of the participants in one of the fun activities at the Arcadia Senior Living Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

In an interview with a news agency, they were asked if they knew some of Rihanna’s songs before the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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They all said no.

But they were still able to perform nonetheless.

The video is part of a series on Tiktok that the senior center has been sharing.

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The residents were busy with a day filled with activities all lined up so they wouldn’t get bored.

“They never let us sit quietly for very long,” said one of the seniors. “They always have something going on a schedule that we could get involved in if you want to,” she added.

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Most of the seniors would rather do the activities than sit alone in their apartments.

These activities also promote socialization among the seniors and the caretakers of the facility. She said they are very good at keeping them busy.

Dora played Rihanna in their video.

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Her “moves” got her the part. She said she showed them a few steps then they gave her the role. And since she already has a red outfit, that suits her better.

They rehearsed once and recorded in one take.

Jay-Z even sent them flowers.

He wanted to show his appreciation for their performance on Tiktok.

It came with a letter that says, “We Love The Tik Tok Here At Roc Nation! Jay-Z”

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The Tiktok video has gone viral and now has over 32 million views.

One user commented, “This IS the universal grandma dance! The arm lift, mini-hula, twinkle fingers, all of it! Perfect”

Others showed appreciation and loved the way the seniors dance to Rihanna’s song. One user even said that the program or activity coordinator of the facility needs a raise.

Go watch their performance on Arcadia Senior Living Center’s Tiktok page!

See the halftime show parody that earned these seniors 32M views and their follow-up interview below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

@arcadiasrlivingbg Our halftime show > Rihanna’s halftime show πŸ’ƒπŸͺ©πŸˆπŸ€πŸŽΆπŸŽ€ #seniorlivingcommunity #halftimeshow #SuperBowl #rihanna #fyp ♬ original sound – Brian Esperon

By Sheehan Diapues
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Sheehan Diapues is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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