Days after announcing her second pregnancy, Rihanna continues to surprise. This time, she appears on the cover of the British edition of the magazine fashion, along with her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, and their nine-month-old son. The singer opens up about the challenges of motherhood and how she manages to balance her routine between a baby and a laundry list of professional accomplishments. There’s only one thing that’s not being shared and remains a mystery, much to the chagrin of fans: what’s the boy’s name?
During her pregnancy, the Barbadian singer was often in the news for being irreverent in what she wore and for not holding back on being bold. But after becoming a mother, Rihanna adopted a more discreet attitude and even describes the first few months as a roller coaster. The birth was “beautiful”, albeit painful, but the real shock came when she got home: “It was just us, as parents, and our baby. Is zombie most of the time.”
At first, she confesses, she doubted herself, because she was alone, “without doctors, without nurses.” And he jokes, “Do you trust us to go home with this baby?” It would be a few weeks before her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, had to leave for a European tour – Rihanna and the baby would be coming with him. “I was glad when I had time to shower,” she says, echoing the sentiments of many mothers.
And if dressing during pregnancy “was a piece of cake”, in the postpartum period it was not the same. “I didn’t know what to wear. Everything was either too small or too big,” he says. The solution, he observes, is to wait. Well, “unless they get pregnant again,” she counters—it seems that was her choice.
In the midst of the emotional postpartum challenge, came an invitation to perform at the legendary Super Bowl halftime, an offer that had already been turned down in the past because it did not agree with some of the organization’s attitudes, especially regarding representativeness. But after performances by artists like Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar, he changed his mind, mostly because he wanted to help show the power of black artists. “Raising a black boy is one of the biggest responsibilities of my life,” she declares. And he asks: “What am I leaving to my children? Is this the planet we’re going to live on?’
Last Sunday’s challenge would prove to be one of the biggest of his career, not least because he hadn’t taken the stage for seven years: “Seven years! From scratch to the Super Bowl? It ‘s crazy.Especially since when she accepted the invitation she had no idea that she would get pregnant again. The show would be successful and earn Rihanna millions, just on media coverage.
In the interview with fashion, the artist constantly refers to her son as “baby,” as the couple prefers to keep the child’s name a secret. By the way, before the interview, Rihanna had only shown the baby’s face once, in a TikTok video, which drove fans crazy.
I wanted to be the one to show the baby for the first time, afraid of the paparazzi. “Throw me to the wolves. Do whatever you want with me. But it has nothing to do with it.” His biggest fear, he claims, was seeing the boy’s photos being sold to dubious publications.
An attitude he shares with rapper A$AP Rocky, whom he describes as his “best friend.” Being parents, she defends, it is important to be in tune and the baby has brought them even closer, she assures. The nine-month-old baby boy is in love with his father, and Rihanna humorously admits she’s a little jealous. “As soon as Rocky looks at him, he goes crazy. What they say about boys and mothers is a myth.”
As for the next child, the singer says she has no gender preference and is “open” to what “God wants”. For now, we can expect a full pregnancy it looks Iconic outfits and anticipation for what she’ll wear to the Oscars on March 12 are running high. Rihanna is nominated for Best Original Song with lift me upof the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.