Did Jada Pinkett compare her maternity look with Rihanna? 'She wanted to say she did it first'
Jada Pinkett Smith has been at the receiving end of criticism after she posted a side-by-side picture of her with Rihanna. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Jada appreciated Rihanna by posting a throwback picture from her maternity days. However, Rihanna fans believe that the “Girls Trip” star is claiming that she began the maternity trend for sporting sheer dresses first.
In the image posted on Monday, March 7, the ‘Gotham’ actor and singer Rihanna both can be spotted flaunting their baby bumps in see-through dresses. In the post, Jada is seen donning a silver halter-neck sheer robe on the Grammys red carpet in 1998 while she was pregnant with her son Jaden. On the other hand, Rihanna, who is hitting headlines with her chic maternity style, is seen in black see-through lingerie, which she sported during the Paris Fashion Week. The singer is pregnant with her first child with her beau ASAP Rocky.
"Who says you can't wear see thru fits when you're preggers???" The 50-year old star wrote on her Instagram. Raving about Rihanna, she further said: "I love me some Rih. She's bold, unapologetic, fierce, kind and an all around girls girl. She likes to see other women win and that's one of her qualities I admire most. She's a queen that loves helping other women find and hold their own crowns."
"As women, it's important that we seeeee one another, help heal one another, love one another and support one another. Here's to one more of my favorites for International Women's Month," Jada concluded.
Despite the appreciation, Jada's post received wide criticism and forced her to limit her comment section.
A follower of her wrote, "She just wanted y'all to know she did it first Lmaoo bye jada." Someone else shared her/his interpretation of Jada's appreciation post, "What a polite way to say I did it 1st." Another one criticized her and commented, “Cmon now Jada….Are you truly congratulating Rih Rih or are trying to hit us with the soulja boy 'I did it first'," one skeptical. A user claimed, “Letting others know Rihanna didn't start this trend, lol."