Rihanna is pregnant again—and Twitter has some mixed reactions to the news.
The superstar put Twitter into overdrive when she began her Super Bowl Halftime performance by rubbing her belly, referencing her growing baby bump. Her rep later confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter and People that she is, indeed, expecting her second baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky (the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy, last May).
Everything Rihanna touches turns into worldwide news, so it's natural that the reactions from fans online have run the gamut of human emotions. Some have marveled in awe at Rihanna's history-making baby announcement, while others are mourning the new music that never was.
Prior to her Halftime show, the “Love on the Brain” singer opened up about how becoming a mother influenced her decision to return to the stage for the first time in seven years at the Super Bowl.
“When I first got the call to do it again this year, I was like, ‘You sure?' Like, I'm three months postpartum, like, should I be making major decisions like this right now? Like, I might regret this,” she said during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show press conference. “But when you become a mom, there's something that just happens where you feel like you could take on the world, you can do anything.”
She also said in another interview, “If I'm going to leave my baby, I'm going to leave my baby for something special. It was now or never for me [for doing the Super Bowl halftime show].”