‘How crazy!’: Rihanna admits she had ‘no clue’ she was pregnant with second child while posing for British Vogue cover shoot in mid December
Rihanna has revealed she had ‘no clue’ she was pregnant with her second child while posing for the new cover of British Vogue.
The 34-year-old Barbados native, her boyfriend A$AP Rocky and their infant son, who was born in May, all posed for the Malibu beach photo shoot in mid December.
‘How crazy both of my babies were in these photos and mommy had no clue,’ the star wrote on Instagram on Wednesday while proudly sharing images from the shoot.
She also declared her son – whose name has not yet been revealed – is ‘so fine’.
Rihanna famously revealed her second pregnancy to the world during a show-stopping performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.
And baby makes four! Rihanna has revealed she had ‘no clue’ she was pregnant with her second child while posing for the new cover of British Vogue during a Malibu beach shoot in mid December
Whoa mama: The star declared it ‘crazy’ that both her babies were in the snaps
She also thanked writer Edward Enniful and photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, ‘for celebrating us as a family!’
It’s unclear exactly when the singer learned she was expecting her second child or how far along she is.
She also explained why she decided to perform on Super Bowl Sunday, just four years after turning down the gig in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
‘There’s still a lot of mending to be done in my eyes, but it’s powerful to break those doors, and have representation at such a high, high level and a consistent level,’ she said.
Her performance comes a year after the critically-acclaimed halftime show by Dr. Dre., Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
‘Two Super Bowls back-to-back, you know, representing the urban community, globally. It is powerful. It sends a really strong message,’ she added.
She also opened up about the responsibility of raising a Black son in today’s world, calling it, one of the scariest responsibilities in life.’
‘You’re like, “What am I leaving my kids to? This is the planet they’re gonna be living on?” All of those things really start to hit differently,’ she said.
Hello bump! The star revealed her pregnancy to the world during the Super Bowl on Sunday
The singer added that motherhood also emboldened her, leading to her accepting the Super Bowl gig just months after having her first child… and seven years after she last performed on stage.
‘It’s this knowing that you can do anything, even things that seem the craziest, like, “I’m going to say yes to the Super Bowl in the middle of postpartum?”‘ she said
‘What the heck am I thinking? But you’re geeked on a challenge like that because you know what your body just did. You feel this sense of “Nothing is impossible,”‘ she said.
She added that she was not expecting to be pregnant with her second child when she accepted the gig, adding, ‘It was almost like an out-of-body experience.’
‘I have not been on stage in seven years. Seven years! From zero to Super Bowl? That’s mental,’ she joked.
She admitted the real reason she stepped on the Super Bowl stage was to honor her loyal fans.
‘I want to put on a show. I want to have fun. I haven’t done this in a minute and I’m doing this for the people that love my music, the people that have supported me and gotten me to this place in my career,’ she said.
‘And who miss me as a musician in particular. It’s me really just getting back onstage – a crazy stage to be back on – but I’m really doing this for my fans,’ she added.
Surprise! Rihanna not expecting to be pregnant with her second child when she accepted the gig, adding, ‘It was almost like an out-of-body experience’