Rihanna was unable to attend this year’s star-studded Met Gala as she is very far along in her pregnancy with her first child. Despite not attending the event, the singer received the honor of a lifetime at this year’s Met Gala as she was immortalized in a marble statue at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The singer was certainly not forgotten as a towering statue of her, complete with a baby bump, was revealed during the Met Gala. The statue was first unveiled in a video shared on Vogue’s Instagram account, which comes after Rihanna graced the cover of this month’s issue.
Alongside the video, the caption read, “The statue of ‘Eirene (The Personification of Peace)’ is usually the highest-profile marble goddess @themetmuseum Greco-Roman galleries. But now we’ve got @badgalriri, straight off this month’s Vogue cover.” RiRi also posted the clip on her account and wrote, “shut down the met in marble! what’s more gilded than that? Lol!”
Rihanna’s video received millions of views and a positive response from her fans and followers. British fashion designer Hayden Williams wrote, “Wasn’t even in attendance & still made an impact! This is so cool.” Model Jasmine Sanders, also known as Golden Barbie, added, “Wow!! This is beyond. Iconic. Everyone else can save it.”
RiRi certainly has a way for commanding attention. Meanwhile, you can check out the clip posted by her below. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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