There’s been widespread speculation across social media that the singer, beauty mogul and fashion designer might be pregnant. Rihanna sees the ‘omg is she pregnant’ tweets and created a bikini/smoking Instagram video to shut it back down.
It all seemed to stem from a red carpet interview where she spoke to a magazine about black women. At her Diamond Ball last month, Rihanna said: “I’m a black woman. I come from a black woman who came from a black woman and I’m gonna give birth to a black woman.” She continued: “That’s who I am. It’s the core of who I am, in spirit and in DNA.”
Rihanna’s comments about giving birth somehow morphed into confirmation that she was already pregnant. In fact, the whispers reached such a fever pitch that she was asked in interviews on multiple occasions about having children.
When asked why people were so obsessed with that question, Rihanna said: “I don’t know. A lot of women get very defensive because it’s personal. It’s our bodies.” Accidentally adding fuel to the fire, she added: “It’s not necessarily everyone’s dream to be a mom, but it is mine.”
Rihanna also answered a question about designing her own wedding dress which, you guessed it, led to whispers that she might already be engaged to long-term boyfriend Hassan Jameel.