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Rihanna‘s been proud of her pregnancy from the jump, and she’s not hiding anything on the cover of the May issue of Vogue, posing in a skin-tight, orange lace bodysuit, plus gloves and sky-high heels. It’s just one of the cutting-edge looks the star has sported since she and her partner A$AP Rocky announced they were expecting.
“I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” Rihanna tells Vogue. “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
As Rihanna notes, her one rule of maternity fashion is no maternity fashion. “When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle. I’m sorry — it’s too much fun to get dressed up,'” she says.
Rih and Rocky, whom she says became “my family” during lockdown, weren’t exactly “planning” to have a baby, but “certainly not planning against it.” She reveals, “We just had fun. And then it was just there on the test.”
And while the mogul is a bit worried about the prospect of postpartum depression, she’s unbothered by the idea of fitting motherhood into her busy life.
“My mom handled the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do it,” she insists.
As for her music, Rihanna teases, “I’m looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before. I think this way suits me better, a lot better. It’s authentic, it’ll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off.”
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