Rihanna is all anyone can talk about right now, partially because she's the best, partially because her Savage X Fenty NYFW show (opens in new tab) broke all kinds of rules and boundaries in the best ways. She's been making the rounds ever since; at her appearance at the Essence Diamond Ball last night, one of the things she said put Twitter into an absolute uproar (opens in new tab): "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."
"Rihanna is pregnant" (opens in new tab) was fully trending on Twitter last night, and fans were losing their minds. Let's be fully clear here, though: There hasn't been any official confirmation from Rihanna's sources, Rihanna herself, or a verified outlet about the news. As of this moment, it's just Twitter doing its crazy, crazy thing.
She did look amazing last night:
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In addition to being a particularly badass quote in general, fans immediately lost it, speculating whether she was pregnant with boyfriend Hassan Jameel, wondering if she would be having a girl—basically everything but throwing her a shower right this instant.
When I find out Rihanna is actually pregnant and I’m not the child ???? pic.twitter.com/eh8yxmu67VSeptember 13, 2019
If Rihanna is pregnant then according to the interview, she’s gonna give birth to a baby girl.... pic.twitter.com/fsPvYQmE3wSeptember 13, 2019
Other fans were suspicious, considering she was drinking:
Sis drinking tho 👀. So is she really pregnant or is she making us talk about this so we can stop asking for an album 🤔🤔 #Rihanna #DiamondBall2019 pic.twitter.com/1Cu9JUXEN1September 13, 2019
And another fan noted that she didn't actually take a sip from the drink, so....jury's out apparently.
I am intrigued—even if it's just the reaction breaking the Internet.
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Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.
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