Far too often, performers at the Grammys and other award shows tend to get attention for their appearances rather their actual performances. In this case, that would be Rihanna at the 2018 Grammys, since people think Rihanna is pregnant at the Grammys even though it's seriously no one's business either way. She was part of an incredible performance with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller and the focus should be there instead of what she may have looked like on stage.
While some people on Twitter are questioning whether or not Rihanna might be pregnant after watching her performance, others are commending the Grammy-winning singer for her amazing performance on stage, in the place she was doing what she came to do. Rihanna hasn't said or even hinted at a possible pregnancy lately, so to jump to that conclusion is wrong. Rihanna's body is no one's business and there's no exception to that rule.
If we're being honest here, out of all of the performances Sunday night, Rihanna looked like she had the most fun and it wasn't about what her body looked like while doing it. She sang and danced with a ton of energy and seemed to have a good time, so that's all that matters, despite some viewers focusing on an unfounded pregnancy theory.
To be fair, fans speculate on celebrity pregnancies more than they probably focus on their own lives, but it's still a shame to see the focus get shifted away from her amazing performance toward a wildcat pregnancy theory.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with actually being pregnant. That's not what I'm trying to argue here. I'm simply pointing out that Rihanna hasn't said anything about being pregnant, so there's no need or reason to speculate right now. Especially since she'd just had a stellar performance prior to the onslaught of tweets. Can't we just focus on her unstoppable talent?
This certainly wouldn't be the first time that pregnancy rumors about Rihanna started to fly while being supported by absolutely zero facts. When she arrived at the London premiere of Valerian in July 2017, fans started speculating on a potential pregnancy almost immediately because of the draped style of dress she chose to wear. Honestly, there was nothing wrong with her dress or the way she wore it, but that didn't stop rumors from spreading.
If anything, besides her 2018 Grammys performance and win for Best Rap/Sung Performance, we should all be continuing to commend Rihanna for her fashion. This past fall she debuted a collaboration with Fenty x Puma and spoke to The Cut about her inspiration for the line, which combines fashion and comfort.
"I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day — the next week — I need something oversized," the singer said. "I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?" She's clearly body positive. Her fans should extend her the same courtesy.
Unless a woman has announced her pregnancy publicly with certainty, it's never cool to just assume that about her and it's even less cool to take to social media to proclaim it, as if any of us have the authority to do so. Rihanna won a Grammy Sunday night and then proceeded to be part of a high-energy and totally fun performance, and that's all that should matter. She deserves better from us.
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