Singer Rihanna is pregnant!
As The Blast previously reported, fans thought they noticed that the “Umbrella” singer was sporting a baby bump back in early December 2021.
However, on Monday morning, social media was swirling with news that Rihanna was most definitely pregnant!
Rihanna Debuts Baby Bump While Out And About In New York City!
Rihanna, 33, was spotted out and about in New York City over the weekend, despite the snow. Rihanna was sporting a long pink jacket to keep her warm. The jacket was unbuttoned at the bottom to show off her growing baby bump.
In one of the photos, which were reportedly taken in the A$AP Rocky’s hometown of Harlem, the rapper planted a sweet kiss on her forehead as they take a walk outside in the winter weather.
In May 2021, A$AP Rocky had told GQ that Rihanna was “the love of my life” and said that he felt “so much better” being in a relationship.”
He said that it feels “so much better when you got ‘the One.’ She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the one.”
Romeo Miller Confirms Pregnancy Rumors In Early December
On Tuesday, November 30, a brand new season of “The Mix” premiered on FOX SOUL. The show is a mixed-gender talk show aimed at millennial audiences. During the show, Master P’s son, Romeo Miller, seemed to confirm the news.
Co-host, Anton Peeples, brought up the topic of Rihanna’s relationship and possible pregnancy, saying, “You know it’s interesting talking about Rihanna and I was reading something today. You can’t, you know, believe everything you read but a lot of people are saying that she’s pregnant right now with A$AP’s baby.”
Romeo interjected with, “Believe it.”
“We don’t start rumors on The Mix,” Jamie DuBose said. “We don’t comment on women’s bodies, we don’t know what’s going on.”
Peeples reminded him that Romeo didn’t say it was a rumor. “He just said believe it. He’s famous so that means [inaudible],” Peeples said.
At the time, fans were skeptical and chalked up his response to nothing more than rumors. However, there is no hiding the prominent baby bump that Rihanna sported this weekend!
Many are waiting for her to make the official announcement soon.
Rihanna Dubbed National Hero Of Barbados!
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The news of Rihanna’s possible pregnancy hit shortly after it was announced that Rihanna was being named the National Hero of Barbados.
The “Diamonds” singer, who was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, was awarded the honor by Prime Minister Mia Mottley as Barbados celebrated its independence. She is the second woman to receive the honor of National Hero of Barbados, making her official title now The Right Honourable Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
In the capital of Bridgetown, where Rihanna was raised, Mottley declared, “On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we, therefore, present to you the designee for the national hero for Barbados, ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty.”
She continued, “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions.”
In 2008, former Prime Minister David Thompson had declared February 22 as “Rihanna Day,” which Barbadians celebrate every year. In 2018, the “Umbrella” singer was given the honorary title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados.
Fun Fact: Barbados Officially Declared Its Independence From The UK In 2021
A lot happened in 2021, but did you know that Barbados had officially declared its independence from the UK last year too?
As The Blast previously reported, Barbados finally declared its independence. Although the Caribbean island nation declared independence from the UK in 1966, it continued to recognize Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch. England first colonized Barbados in 1627 and used it as a stop on the slave trade route.
As of Monday, November 30, Barbados has officially declared itself a republic and severed ties with Queen Elizabeth II. Dame Sandra Mason, 72, has been sworn in as the country’s first president, ousting Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
Mason had previously been the nation’s Governor General, also known as the Queen’s Representative, and will serve as a primarily symbolic figurehead behind Prime Minister Mia Mottley. However, Barbados will still remain a part of the 54-member Commonwealth that consists of mostly former British territories.