Fans are in high spirits with the 95th Academy Awards ceremony just around the corner, and Rihanna set to perform featuring none other than her huge baby bump.
Unfortunately, unlike the recent Super Bowl LVII, her son will not be joining her this time, and he already cannot stomach seeing his mom leave him for the event.
Rihanna Shows Son’s Reaction After Realizing He Will Not Be Attending The Oscars
The 95th Oscars is set for Sunday, March 13, at the Dolby Theatre in L.A., and Rihanna is counting down to bless the world with a notary performance. However, while she preps, she informed her millions of fans that her firstborn, whom she shares with A$AP Rocky, will not be present.
On Instagram, the pop icon dropped three adorable snaps of the little one alongside a message implying his reaction upon finding out he would not attend the Oscars. “My son, when he found out his sibling is going to the Oscars and not him,” she wrote, tagging the Academy and adding Oscars-related hashtags.
At the end of the Barbadian singer’s message, she urged her followers to swipe to check out throwback views of her “fat man,” referring to her son.
Her words described the post’s first slide, showing her fast-growing baby boy — whose name is yet to be released — captured from above and teary-eyed. He could be seen standing on a cushioned platform and holding onto a black surface as he sadly looked up at the camera.
The following slide featured a video of him watching his mama’s music video for her song, “Lift Me Up” — which she is set to perform at the Oscars — on a laptop. He was so tiny and excitedly moved his hands as he watched.
In the final picture, the tot was photographed from the side as he was glued to his mom on the laptop while an unidentified woman, likely Rihanna, sat him on her lap.
Over six million admirers were unsurprisingly enamored with the update, including celebrities like Cara Deleivgne, Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, Viola Davis, Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, and of course, her baby daddy Rocky who all dropped comments.
“M.R. MAYERS,” the “Live. Love. A$ A.P.” star penned, alongside a red heart emoji, whereas lots of other supporters remarked on the youngster’s reaction to being left out.
“Being on the cover of Vogue twice isn’t enough?!” a commenter wondered aloud, adding, “lol, he’s so sweet.” Another fan jokingly noted, “Why he complaining, he already featured in the Met Gala while they built a marble statue in their honor.”
One more admirer believed Rihanna’s son’s reaction was justifiable as they pointed out that “the other sibling” was included at the Super Bowl and now will be at the Oscars.
The 35-year-old superstar’s imminent performance at the awards ceremony was initially announced in late February by The Academy on social media. It also mentioned that she will deliver the original song “Lift Me Up” from the award-winning Marvel film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
“Lift Me Up” has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category, and Rihanna shares the nom with musician Tems, writer and director Ryan Coogler, and composer Ludwig Göransson.
The accolade marks the fashion mogul’s first Oscar nomination, while her performance will be her first at an Academy Awards ceremony.
Additionally, it will be her first performance at an award show since the 2018 Grammys, where she was awarded Best Rap/Song Performance for “LOYALTY” with Kendrick Lamar.
The ‘Love On The Brain’ Songstress And Her Partner Cared For Their Son Alone After His Birth
Following the birth of Rihanna and Rocky’s first child, they seemed to have hired no nanny or help as they solely took responsibility for the boy’s care. The billionaire entrepreneur revealed so in an interview with British Vogue where she spoke candidly about taking a break from work and other commitments to focus on the then-newborn.
“We came home, sold turkey, had no one,” she said of their return from the hospital post-delivery. “It was just us parents and our baby.
The parents’ decision was not totally advantageous as she explained that the little one fussed a lot during their first few days at home, making them stay awake several nights.
“Those first days are insane,” she dished. “You don’t sleep. At all. Not even if you wanted to – you’re a zombie for the most part.”