Shortly before A$AP Rocky and Rihanna flew back to Los Angeles, where Rocky was arrested at LAX Airport for assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a November 2021 shooting, Rihanna enjoyed a last peaceful moment on the Barbados beach.
On Tuesday Rihanna was photographed wearing a sequined red and orange bikini there with her hair down in waves. She wore a green sequined bottom and put her torso on full display.
Rihanna is in the third trimester of her first pregnancy and spoke to Refinery29 earlier this year about how she purposely wanted to redefine what maternity style looks like. “Right now I’m really into pushing the idea of sexy,” she said. “When women get pregnant, society tends to make it feel like you hide, hide your sexy, and that you’re not sexy right now [but]you’ll get back there and I don’t believe in that shit. So I’m trying stuff that I might not have even had the confidence to try before I was pregnant. The strappiest, the thinnest, and the more cut-outs the better for me.”
When Rihanna and Rocky returned to Los Angeles, Rocky was detained. The couple was blindsided by the arrest. A source told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, “This arrest was not something they saw coming.”
“This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now,” the source added. “She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby—not stressing out!”
“Rihanna made a point to navigate the public side of her pregnancy on her own terms and now suddenly things seem out of her control,” the source continued.