Rihanna Dresses Up Her Baby Bump in Glamorous Sheer Look at the 2023 Oscars Red Carpet

Ashley Hunte
Rihanna arrived to the 95th Academy Awards in a black dress with a leather bandeau around the chest and a belt-like skirt, as well as a sheer top that showed off her baby bump.
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A pregnant and glowing Rihanna dressed to impress on the red carpet for last night's 95 Academy Awards ceremony. The singer and businesswoman, 35, arrived to attend the awards and perform her Oscar-nominated song, Lift Me Up.

And She Did So In Style.

Rihanna arrived on the red carpet wearing all black; her sheer, long-sleeve top showed off her baby bump. The outfit was completed by a leather, halter, bandeau-like top and matching skirt with a long train.

The Grammy-Award Winner Is Now An Oscar Nominee.

The animated logo for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
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Lift Me Up, which appeared on the soundtrack for 2022's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was one of the nominees for Best Original Song. It's Rihanna's first single in more than six years.

It Ultimately Didn't Win The Category.

A Gif of Rihanna singing Lift Me Up.
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The other nominees included Applause by Diane Warren for Tell it Like it Is, Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga for Top Gun: Maverick, This Is a Life by Son Lux, Mitski and David Byrne for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and winner of the category, Naatu Naatu by NTR and Ram Charan for RRR.

But The Song Was Still Celebrated.

Rihanna during the music video for Lift Me Up.
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Though it didn't win the Oscar, the song was still beloved by fans of Rihanna and Black Panther.

This Performance Marked The First Time The Song Was Heard Live.

Rihanna had written the song alongside Tems, Ludwig Göransson, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler.

The Song, As Well As The Film, Payed Tribute To Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman was well-known for his appearance in Black Panther and the MCU.

Boseman played the titular Black Panther, King T'Challa, throughout the MCU franchise. He passed away in 2020 after a long, private battle with colon cancer.

Rihanna Attended The Ceremony With ASAP Rocky.

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky outside of a store together.
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The Rapper, who had previously traveled to New York City but made it back in time for the Oscars, was seen at the venue with Veuve Cliquot champagne.

A Spokesperson Confirmed That Rihanna Was Excited For The Performance.

"Rihanna is feeling good and is excited to perform again on Sunday," the source told ET. They also stated that Rihanna's Super Bowl performance reignited her love for being on stage.

Last Month, Rihanna Took The Stage At The Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show.

Rihanna getting ready to sing at the Halftime show.
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The moment was momentous for longtime fans of the Barbadian singer, as it was her first live performance in several years.

But It Also Came With Some Surprise News.

Clad in all red, Rihanna coyly revealed her baby bump at the beginning of her performance at the Super Bowl.
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Rihanna, a mother to a son born in May of 2022, revealed at the show that she was pregnant with her second child. She showed off her baby bump as she sang and danced on the stage.

Sources Later Confirmed The News.

Rihanna winking and pointing on the set of Ellen.

Though the performance was met with a bit of confusion as to whether Rihanna was pregnant again or not, the news was confirmed later that night.

This Comes Just Over A Year Since Her Last Pregnancy Announcement.

Rihanna and Asap Rocky holding hands during a pregnancy photoshoot.
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Rihanna previously announced her first pregnancy in January of 2022.

She Then Began Showing Off Her Baby Bump.

Rihanna sitting outdoors while looking happy/excited.

According to a source, Rihanna was "excited to be a mom" and "couldn't be happier."

The Source Went On To Say That The Timing Was Right For The Star.

Rihanna flipping her ponytail while at a podium.

"Everything Rihanna does, she does it her own way on her own timetable, and having a baby is no different," they said.

Rihanna Had The Child With ASAP Rocky.

Rihanna and Asap Rocky walking through a crowd with roses.
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The pair had been together for a while before Rihanna's pregnancy announcement, and both were very excited to become parents for the first time.

ASAP Is Also The Father Of Rihanna's Second Child.

Rihanna with her hand on her heart, then clapping.
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The two are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their second child.

He Was Seen In The Audience Cheering Rihanna On.

Fans took notice of how ASAP was cheering his partner on during her performance, which was caught on camera during the broadcast.

And Likewise, He Did The Same At The Super Bowl.

As if their relationship wasn't adorable enough, ASAP was seen cheering Rihanna on during last month's performance.

As For Rihanna's New Music, Fans Will Have To Wait And See.

Rihanna, clad in black, donning a gold crown.

Though Rihanna has expressed wanting to release new music in the near future, it probably won't be until after her second child is born.