Rihanna hasn’t been shy about shutting down her fan’s requests for a new album every few days on social media. The mogul has been busy on the international stage, with her fashion and beauty lines seemingly taking up more and more of her time. With a recent re-appearance in America in LA, fans have potentially noticed that maybe her time away from music hasn’t been spent just handling business of a mogul-type nature.
Even if Rihanna hasn’t been thinking about anything but Fenty, the world hasn’t stopped thinking about her. With the return of her second Fenty fashion show on Amazon, people started to realize just how much Rihanna’s presence is missed. Her outsized impact on the industry continues to leave folks wanting more, even former collaborators like Drake – who had hoped to wife up the pop star for himself earlier on in their careers.
In an appearance on LeBron James’ HBO show The Shop in 2018, Drake talked about becoming a new father to the one and only Adonis, the issues he’s faced with his son’s mother and about how Rihanna was the fairy tale that got away.
With son Adonis, Drake shared how much of a balancing act he has to achieve as a new father with a woman that he is still learning.
“I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who… you know, we’ve had our moments, right?” he shared. “And I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to, like, not love his mother…”
He’d rather the mother have been Rihanna, however.
“As life takes shape and teaches you your own lessons, I end up in this situation where I don’t have the fairy tale, like, ‘Oh, Drake started a family with Rihanna and this is like so perfect,’” Drake said to James. “It looks so good on paper,” he said of their pop star connection. “By the way, I wanted that too at one time.”
While it never happened with Drake for Rihanna, fans started to wonder if it had happened – for someone else.
Making an appearance in Los Angeles after being in London and other places for a while, paparazzi snapped photos of the “Diamonds” singer out and about, casually styled while wearing a blouse that was a bit open at the bottom – revealing some stretch marks, common but which fans thought was a sign Rihanna may have been delaying a lot of things because she may have been pregnant.
Even if not, Rihanna’s clearly a businesswoman with a picture of a larger vision for herself, which at some point may or may not include a child. Until it’s confirmed or denied, see the pictures for yourself below.