RiRi’s bump bums out Drake

Superstar Rihanna (real name Robyn Fenty, or just “RiRi” to her legion of fans) is many things: one of the best-selling music artists of all time, a businesswoman whose inclusive Fenty beauty range made her 2021’s wealthiest female musician, a philanthropist and even the unofficial Queen of Barbados, as we like to think of her. (Her official title on her home island is the absolutely badass “national hero”.)  👸🏽

Now she’s adding “mom” to the list: On Monday the internet imploded after she was pictured casually strolling down a street with her longtime boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky (his real name is Rakim Mayers), visibly pregnant. 🤩 The couple, both 33, was photographed out in New York City over the weekend; Rihanna debuted her baby bump in a semi-open long pink jacket. 

Her ordinary fans went bananas – and so did a particularly famous (former, we guess) fan. Canadian rapper Drake dated RiRi way back in 2009 and has repeatedly professed his love for her over the years. As many fans predicted, Drake was apparently devastated by the news. In a thoroughly modern version of a temper tantrum, he unfollowed both parents to be on Instagram shortly after “the bump” made its first public appearance. 👀 Sorry, guy, she’s moved on…

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 3 February 2022. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.