Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. If she’s not dominating the pop charts, then she’s sending Twitter into a tailspin because of something she said–and wore–recently.
Could Rihanna be pregnant? Let’s examine the evidence!
At Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball, a charity event she throws every year during New York Fashion Week, she chatted with Essence on the red carpet about what it means to be a black woman:
“I’m a black woman. I came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, and I’m going to give birth to a black woman. My mother is an incredible example of how to fight through obstacles in life. I’m sure her mom taught her that and that’s how I’m going to be. We are impeccable, we’re special, we’re special and the world is going to have to deal with that.”
Some of Rihanna’s fans were quick to assume that she was talking about a literal baby that she was preparing to birth sometime in the next nine months. Was she only speaking about a general future child she might have, or was she telling us the news openly?
The other apparent clue was Rihanna’s form-fitting black velvet Givenchy gown at the Diamond Ball. Although it modestly covered everything from the chin down, when she turned to the side during her performance… well, it certainly looked like a baby bump was there.
But can we know for sure? Honestly, until she either shows up wearing only body paint at the next Met Ball or throws a lavish baby shower for herself, we’ll probably never know. Rihanna keeps her private life tightly under wraps.
We do know that RiRi is in a good place in both her life and career. During Thursday’s Diamond Ball, she told People, “I’m really happy right now. The thing that’s making me the happiest tonight is seeing the amount of support, the magnitude of support is really special.”
In addition to her long-awaited 9th studio album, her Savage X Fenty line is poised to become the successor to Victoria’s Secret, her makeup line is totally great, and she’s dabbling in fashion design, too. For the last 2 years, she’s also been low-key dating Hassan Jameel, a Saudi billionaire, and legit snack.
What’s next for Rihanna? While we have zero confirmed news about whether she’s starting a family, we’re sure that her next move is going to be amazing.
“Whatever I do is gonna be confident whether it’s the album, perfume, lingerie, makeup, or fashion,” Rihanna said during a recent interview. “Y’all gonna have to wait.”