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Rihanna to Soundtrack ‘Thursday Night Football’

By Shannon Carlin,

Rihanna may not be interested in paying to play this year’s NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, but she has no problem lending her voicing to help kick off Thursday Night Football.

Earlier this week, CBS and the NFL Network announced that Jay Z’s 2009 song “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna and Kanye West is the new theme music of Thursday Night Football.

Related: NFL Asks Coldplay, Katy Perry & Rihanna to Pay to Play 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show

The new open will no longer ask, “Are you ready for some football?!” but “Who will run this town?!”

Along with Rihanna’s voice — Jay Z and ‘Ye unfortunately didn’t make the cut — the theme will also feature narration from House of Lies star Don Cheadle, who will help set-up each Thursday night rivalry.


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