Don’t act like you forgot—this is not Rihanna’s first pregnancy rodeo.
Continuing her slow-motion rollout of Baby no. 1 shortly ahead of Baby no. 2’s arrival—remember, we just learned RZA Athelston Mayers’s name last weekjust days short of his first birthday, and the kid was seven months old before he made a cameo on her socials—RiRi dropped a series of maternity shots from her pregnancy with the pending baby RZA on her Instagram.
“here’s a little series I call ‘Rub on ya titties’,” she wrote in the caption, saluting herself for “embracing motherhood like a g.”
Indeed, Rihanna embraces the BYOB—”bring your own bra”—mentality in the photos, where she innovates in the hands-as-bra space. Music, makeup, DIY lingerie—what can’t she do? In the dramatically lit, beachy photos, she wears a string bikini bottom, jewelry, and the aforementioned hand-bra. Last April, she and her belly got the Annie Leibovitz treatment in Vogueand the world’s favorite bad gal hasn’t been shy about displaying her belly during either of her pregnancies. You’ve truly never seen the Chanel logo draped across a linea nigra so often as with Rihanna’s maternity style shots—a true revolutionary.
Rihanna is expecting her second child with A$AP Rocky soon, after revealing her bump while performing the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.
“Baby RZA… he in there not having a clue how nuts his mama is, or how obsessed he was bout to make me,” Rihanna added in her maternity shoot caption, with a tantalizing #tobecontinued hashtag. We’ll be on the lookout for more in 2024.