At the 2023 Oscars held in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Rihanna gave a remarkable rendition of “Lift Me Up,” with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky by her side. The 35-year-old artist, who received an Oscar nomination for the song from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” performed the track during the 95th annual Academy Awards show on Sunday, March 12. Danai Gurira, who portrayed Okoye in the Marvel movies, introduced Rihanna, describing her as “royalty in her own right.”
Rihanna wore a stunning custom Maison Margiela Artisanal ensemble created by John Galliano for Maison Margiela. The audience, including A$AP Rocky, gave Rihanna a standing ovation for her stirring performance, which he watched from the front row. The rapper was captured on video raising a glass in tribute to his girlfriend’s performance, and the sweet moment soon went viral on Twitter.
Watch it below.
Watch @Rihanna’s full performance of “Lift Me Up” at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/dl9jRmtreG
— RihannaDaily.com (@RihannaDaily) March 13, 2023
It’s Asap Rocky always cheering her on for me😍😩🤩 #Oscars2023 #Oscar #Oscars pic.twitter.com/PV1j5zlwYb
— Janelle (@JanelleKendraa) March 13, 2023