Rihanna revealed that she is pregnant on Monday, and the Internet lost its collective mind all at once. The singer did a photoshoot with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky in New York City this weekend with her baby bump protruding from a puffy winter coat. So far, the couple has only released the pictures to PEOPLE without commenting on the news, but fans have plenty to say in the meantime.
Rihanna remains one of the most enigmatic popstars of our time, and her pregnancy reveal was no different. She smiled in a knee-length pink coat with just one button fastened across her chest, and jewelry draped all over her. She and A$AP Rocky made the most of the snowy weekend for their big photo shoot but their complete lack of public commentary had some fans feeling crazed. Many also jumped straight to speculations about how this would impact Rihanna's career.
Rihanna is pregnant?! 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/xUjAX2VOJS— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) January 31, 2022
Rihanna has not released an album of her own since 2016, though she has been featured extensively in other artists' work. She has been working on her next album since at least 2017, and has even promised to release it several times before moving the date back. Fans are already joking about how motherhood will impact these plans, along with Rihanna's fashion career.
Of course, there is also the factor of Rihanna's status as a cultural sex symbol to consider. Many fans made posts about their personal crushes on Rihanna, joking that they had been holding out hope until now or that they were jealous of A$AP Rocky. To read the hurricane of emotions swirling on social media right now, keep scrolling.
Other Celeb Moms
Me seeing this Rihanna news pic.twitter.com/ITRGjaQNN2— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 31, 2022
Plenty of fans made posts about how jealous they are of A$AP Rocky. Many featured memes about struggling to be nice while dealing with a broken heart.prevnext
Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal in this pink silk puffer coat with Gripoix buttons from Chanel FW 1996? I can only stan pic.twitter.com/qSY0WEcgBb— Miss KIDCORE™️ 2022 (@LOUIS_via_ROMA) January 31, 2022
Fans wasted no time tracking down the sources of the outfit Rihanna wore for this photoshoot and praising her style.prevnext
Drake be like "It should've been me" pic.twitter.com/fCpM0CsOCh— Inenekazi 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 (@Inenekazi1) January 31, 2022
Drake definitely already knew Rihanna was pregnant lol— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) January 31, 2022
Some fans joked about how Rihanna's exes must feel about this news. They imagined rapper Drake feeling especially heartbroken.prevnext
Daisy Dove Bloom is going to have a new friend.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, Rihanna. 💜 pic.twitter.com/eJJ3QdqziV— KATY PERRY STATS (@statsperry) January 31, 2022
The way. Rihannas child, papa bear, rumi and sir are gon be best friends. And blue Ivy gon be like the big sister 🥰🥺❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/4zEO3Yg8Oa— Beyfobic || Shay Era 👑 (@bbeyfobic) January 31, 2022
Fans added Rihanna's child to their running list of the next generation of celebrities to watch.prevnext
the baby once it realizes rihanna is its mom pic.twitter.com/CJj79iYA3f— dij saint laurent .fiat (@DijahSB) January 31, 2022
i wanna be reborn as rihanna’s child— Cindy Kimberly (@wolfiecindy) January 31, 2022
Rihanna is so universally beloved that some users believe even her baby must be excited to be a part of her life. There were also a handful of jokes about reincarnation, with users wondering who had developed enough good karma in their last life to be born as Rihanna's child.prevnext
Good with Kids
Rihanna will definitely be a great mother. She’s always been obsessed with children. I’m so happy she’s finally having her own🥺🤎😭 pic.twitter.com/4ft3x0my6A— 🕊 (@holynoapostle) January 31, 2022
Finally, some fans referred back to Rihanna's history with children, pointing out that she has always had strong maternal instincts. They were pleased to imagine her having these experiences with her own child.prev