Superstar Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have reportedly welcomed their first child after the singer flaunted a post-pregnancy with a radical makeover of her normally covert pregnancy style.
The entertainment and fashion mogul behind the The hits “Diamonds” and “Umbrella” gave birth to a baby boy on May 13 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
People Magazine confirmed the birth of the celebrity , with citations to a source close to the couple, who said they were home with the baby and “Rihanna is fine. They are very excited to be parents.”
Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond to an AFP request for confirmation.
Further details, including the child’s name, were not released.
Barbados-born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, 34, has become a billionaire in recent years, turning her musical accomplishments into successful makeup, lingerie and high fashion brands.Rumors that she and A$AP Rocky, 33, were dating swirled around for years before the couple confirmed last year that their romance was official.
The couple announced that that in January, with a series of glamorous, snow-covered pictures taken in Harlem, the mother-to-be is expecting a pink jacket buttoned only at the top paired with a long jeweled necklace across her bare stomach.
< p>Since then, Rihanna has caused a paparazzi craze and left the fashion industry in awe by si e emerged in barely-there maternity looks that showed off her growing baby bump without compromise.
Weeks after announcing her pregnancy, the pop icon dazzled fashion weeks with look-by-looks, notably arriving in a fully see-through Lace Dior cocktail in Paris on a dress, under which she wore lingerie from her own Savage X Fenty line.
Paired with pointed-heel knee high boots, a leather trench coat and silver necklaces, the star walked with such grace and confidence that she appeared to be floating.
“You’re late!” someone shouted offscreen in a viral clip.
Rihanna slowly turned her head, clutching her stomach and narrowing her piercing eyes: “No shit.”
Rewriting the rules of pregnancy
It’s a quip meant to sum up the artist’s embrace of her changing body – Rihanna hasn’t just bared her stomach, she’s shown it off, adorning herself in jewels, sequined bras and low-rise miniskirts.
“She changed something fundamental in fashion — she single-handedly rewrote the rules of maternity wear in one stunning move after another,” wrote Vogue, which featured Rihanna on its May cover.
“I hope we’ve been able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” the actress told the magazine.
“My body is doing incredible things right now, and I will not be ashamed of it, this time it should feel solemn len.”
She’s far from the first celebrity to show off her pregnant belly: Demi Moore posed nude while expecting in the Bay of Vanity Fair r in 1991, a stunning move for the back then.
Since then, Britney Spears, Cindy Crawford and Serena Williams have all sat down for similarly lustrous maternity portraits. Beyoncé, meanwhile, announced her twins with a highly polished Instagram post full of art-world references, including Botticelli’s Venus.
But Rihanna’s scantily clad looks were far less calculated and far more common, a statement about motherhood , which goes beyond the magazine cover and is an everyday celebration of self.
“Right now I’m really pushing the idea of sexy,” she told lifestyle website Refinery29 in February. “When women get pregnant, society tends to make it feel like hide, hide sexy.”
“I don’t believe in that shit,” she continued. “So I’m trying things that I might not have dared to try before I was pregnant.”
“The straps, the thinnest and the more cutouts – the better for me.”