Pregnant Rihanna gave a soaring performance of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever anthem “Lift Me Up” at the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, on Sunday, March 12.
It was the Bajan singer’s first-ever performance at the Academy Awards. The pop singer shared an Instagram video of her Oscar worthy performance — even though she didn’t win the coveted trophy.
RiRi lost her first Oscar nomination to “Naatu Naatu” from the independent film “RRR” in the Best Original Song category.
She co-wrote the song with Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems as a tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
Rihanna’s glam squad fussed over her before she took to the stage. She wore a Maison Margiela outfit that revealed her growing baby bump. The costume, designed by John Galliano, featured a tulle halter top covered in crystals and wide-leg pants with floral embroidery. She accessorized her outfit with black leather opera gloves and diamond jewelry.
Rihanna revealed her second pregnancy during a halftime performance at the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona last month. The singer and her rapper beau A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2022.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were photographed backstage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The proud dad cradled Rihanna’s belly while they smiled for the cameras.
Afterwards, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attended Beyonce and Jay Z‘s glamorous Oscars After-Party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
Watch the video below.