Rihanna Joined A Powerhouse Of Other Amazing Women Who Also Performed While Pregnant

Rihanna recently showed off a beautiful baby bump at the Super Bowl and shut down the internet doing it. Surprise! The mega-star, co-owner of Savage x Fenty, and Fenty Beauty is expecting her second child. You would have never guessed it though prior to her opening up her custom-made jumpsuit by Jonathan Anderson for Loewe that was part of an all-red ensemble. (She donned a crimson catsuit underneath and a sculpted breastplate.) She is the same powerful woman she has always been.

A lot of speculation went into her performance, with posts saying things like, "She took a career pause" and "She was focused on motherhood", but do not underestimate Rihanna.

She may not have been on stage performing, but she was behind stage performing. She didn't skip a beat, and she is not the only one. There have been quite a few others whose footsteps she is proudly following in, when it comes to performing while pregnant.

10 Christina Aguilera Was Pregnant With Her Second Child In A 2014 Performance

The then 33-year-old singer took the stage at the Carson, California, KIIS FM Wango Tango event in May 2014. The then expecting mother proudly displayed her expanding bump while belting out some of her most popular songs.

She may have frequently touched her stomach in pictures, but she maintained her energy throughout the entire performance. Not only that, she did it all while donning a tight black dress with beautiful sheer panels and white stacked stilettos.

9 The Queen Bey, Beyoncé Revealed Her Pregnancy On-stage In 2011

When Beyoncé unbuttoned her sequined blazer at the 2011 VMAs and held her belly, the world squealed! She single-handedly broke the internet. Nobody had expected it, but it was well received by audiences everywhere. It was her and husband Jay-Z's first child, Blue Ivy, she had in there.

Beyoncé also performed while pregnant with her twins, Rumi & Sir at the Grammy Awards in 2017. Dressed like a fertility goddess and all. Fans were a little more nervous about this one, as she was roughly 5 months along and with twins, which can sometimes present different challenges. Beyoncé was thankfully fine then, it wasn't until the end of the pregnancy she had some issues with them.

8 Mariah Carey Belted Out Ballads While Pregnant With Twins

Mariah Carey was pregnant with twins Moroccan and Monroe during the Christmas season of 2010.

She didn't let that stop her though! She did all her regular stops in NYC, Disneyworld, and that year, with the Obama's in Washington DC. Sporting a different outfit at every event, Mariah was as beautiful and glowing as ever each time. You would think traveling all over would tire anyone out, especially someone growing two humans. Not Mariah. Her twins are now 11 years old and she is still taking them to all of her fun and exciting Christmas shows.

7 Cardi B Confirmed Pregnancy Rumors On Stage Not Once But Twice

During her performance with Migos at the 2021 BET Awards on June 28, 2021, the rapper made the major announcement.

Cardi B announced that she and Offset were expecting their second child. Videos of Cardi's BET performance were widely shared online and showed her clearly visible baby belly. Cardi had previously revealed her first child was on the way on Saturday Night Live. This was the second time she had made a pregnancy announcement live on television. On July 10, 2018, Kulture, the couple's first child, was born.

6 Kelis Brought More Than Her Milkshake To The Yard

Kelis made an appearance at the 2015 Afropunk performance in New York City, looking stunning as always in a vibrant pink costume.

But more importantly, she was glowing with motherhood and had a beautiful big baby belly. It was Kelis' second child. Knight Jones, is her first child from her first marriage to the musician Nas, and Shepard, the child she was carrying during the concert, as well as Galilee, were born to her and her second husband, Mike Mora, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2022. Currently, Kelis and her three kids reside on a farm in Columbia.

5 M.I.A. Was Far More Dedicated To Her Performance Than Needed

M.I.A. wasn't just extremely pregnant at the 2009 Grammys; she was also contracting through her entire show as she jumped around the stage.

The contractions would come and go so frequently that her fiancé had a stopwatch going backstage. The contractions had started at 8 p.m., exactly when the Grammy Awards broadcast went live. Grammy show producer Jack Sussman, seriously asked her if she could hang on till 10 pm. He had an ambulance waiting for her then, but in the meantime the father of the child, Benjamin Brewer thought she was going to go into labor backstage.

4 Alicia Keys Bottom Got A Bump Too

In 2010, while singing the song "Love is Blind" on stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Alicia, who was extremely pregnant, slipped right on stage.

She avoided missing a single note of the song and recovered quickly to return to her seat at the piano, handling this kind of public stumble as graciously as she could. The audience was of course gasping as this took place, but her quick recovery seemed to ease their fears. Thankfully nothing came of the spill and Alicia and baby were both ok.

3 Jennifer Lopez Confirmed What Everyone Already Knew

On stage, Jennifer Lopez announced on behalf of herself and her then husband Marc Anthony that they were expecting their first child together.

The couple's joint U.S. tour was coming to an end when the news was made during a performance at Miami's American Airlines Arena.

Everyone had been guessing that she was pregnant because of her constantly expanding tummy, but JLO hadn't confirmed it until then, and the crowd went wild! One thing about Jen, aside from the obvious bump, you would never know she was pregnant. She bounced around the stage like her normal self giving epic performance after epic performance.

2 Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson Announced Her Second Dependent On Stage

Singer Kelly Clarkson revealed that she was "totally pregnant" during a performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2015.

Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed their second child with this one. The Staples Center had never before had a performer or anyone else publicly announce their pregnancy. After being the first winner of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson went on to become super famous, she has an immense following still to this day.

1 Gwen Stefani Gave Herself A Pat On The Tummy

In the middle of her performance during the last leg of her U.S. tour in December 2005, pop artist Gwen Stefani made the pregnancy announcement. Stefani invited the audience to sing along with her while she caressed her stomach at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I want you to sing really loudly so the baby can hear it, she added. Kingston was born in May of the following year; it was her first child with her ex-husband, Bush lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale.

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