Rihanna returned to the stage last night. While she didn’t debut any new music, she did have a surprise for fans. And Twitter is freaking out!
Rihanna held her 5th annual Diamond Ball last night (Sept. 12), benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation. But during the event, the singer sparked speculation that she may be pregnant with her first child.
She first raised eyebrows when she spoke with Essence on the red carpet about what it means to be a black woman. Her response:
“I’m a black woman. I come 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.”
— ESSENCE (@Essence) September 13, 2019
“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,” she added.
But it was when Rihanna took the stage with Pharrell Williams to perform their song, “Lemon,” that Twitter kicked into high gear. RiRi sported a noticeable bump, much like a baby bump!
Hmmm. ? pic.twitter.com/obFWt4TXNx
— Browned 2 Perfection?? (@JunaeBrown) September 13, 2019
Obviously, Twitter exploded with the thought that our Baby Girl RiRi may be pregnant. Rihanna and #RihannaIsPregnant became trending topics.
— QUINNY ABIGAIL (@quinny_a_b) September 13, 2019
— Gabs (@msgabriellem) September 13, 2019
— Sunflower?? (@YaGirlKiaa) September 13, 2019
— Ashely Justice Palmer (@a1cita) September 13, 2019
— ??????????•??????? (@OnyxScholar21) September 13, 2019
So Rihanna’s gonna release a baby before the album #Rihannaispregnant
— Alex Payadue (@idfcalexxx) September 13, 2019
Drake and Chris Brown after finding out Rihanna is pregnant pic.twitter.com/w4ikJKUODg
— rhi (@yeIIlowraincoat) September 13, 2019
Drake after finding out Rihanna is pregnant with another man's baby.pic.twitter.com/On546BBd9o
— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissyy) September 13, 2019
— drew (@JDrewfr) September 13, 2019
Wait no wayyyy ?? Rihanna is pregnant ???? pic.twitter.com/jeOgUznjSv
— Melody ? (@melodyomolewa) September 13, 2019
We should note that Rihanna has NOT confirmed any pregnancy, it’s all speculation at this point. And it’s not the first time she’s faced such rumors; it also happened in late 2017.
Since 2017, Rihanna has been dating Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, who is reportedly the heir to a $1.5 billion family fortune. The couple has kept their relationship mostly private, but its still going strong by all accounts.