While Rihanna was not in attendance at the 2022 Met Gala, she was honored with a marble statue inspired by her recent Vogue cover.
A Pregnant Rihanna Got Turned Into a Literal Piece of Art in Honor of the Met Gala
This past Monday, Rihanna revealed the tribute in an Instagram video that showed her statue was placed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Greco-Roman display.
“Shut down the met in marble! what’s more gilded than that? Lol! Thank you @metmuseum and @voguemagazine for this historic tribute! y’all bad for this one!”
Vogue also shared the video, adding, “The statue of “Eirene (The Personification of Peace)” is usually the highest-profile marble goddess @themetmuseum Greco-Roman galleries. But now we’ve got @badgalriri, straight off this month’s Vogue cover.”
The singer was absent from the festivities this year as she prepares to welcome a baby with A$AP Rocky.
In her Vogue cover story, Rihanna spoke about how she wanted to redefine maternity fashion.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, there’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle. I’m sorry — it’s too much fun to get dressed up,” Rihanna informed the outlet. “I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
“I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” Rihanna continued. “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
The singer elsewhere in the interview spoke on how she at first expected the pregnancy to change her entirely and was pleasantly surprised at the differing results.
“I think I even say yes to more now because I know it will be different on the other side of this,” she tells me. “At first I expected some magical change, but really I remain who I am.” In other words, “none of the dials are turned down.”
And when asked if she was planning for this little one, well, she said she was not planning against it!
“Planning? I wouldn’t say planning. But certainly not planning against it. I don’t know when I ovulate or any of that type of s***. We just had fun,” she says. “And then it was just there on the test. I didn’t waste any time. I called him inside and showed him. Then I was in the doctor’s office the next morning and our journey began.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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