Though billionaire pop star Rihanna has yet to confirm the birth of her first child, the prime minister of her homeland, Barbados, has publicly congratulated her on the arrival of her son, which has been widely reported to have taken place last Friday (May 13).
In a statement, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Rihanna’s pregnancy was one “that captivated the world for the last few months, and it is my sincere view that Rihanna represented well, women everywhere”.
Rihanna’s pregnancy became one of the biggest ongoing stories in entertainment in January, not long after the singer and beauty mogul received the honour of being named Barbados’ newest national hero late last year.
“I am absolutely delighted, on behalf of all Barbadians, to offer heartfelt congratulations to our newest National Hero, the Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty, on the birth of her baby boy,” Mottley said in the statement, adding that the singer had chosen to “wear” her pregnancy with pride, never once treating it as a sickness or a period of withdrawal, as so many woman have been made to feel was their place for centuries.
“In short, she redefined the world view on how women should be viewed during pregnancy.
“Today, Barbadians join tens of millions across the globe congratulating Rihanna and Rocky and sharing the joy of the birth of their son,” Mottley added.