'It's wild, trippy as hell': Rihanna compares motherhood to taking acid, an 'out-of-body' experience
Rihanna said that motherhood was a whole different beast and that life started over when people become parents
LOS ANGELE, CALIFORNIA: Rihanna has compared motherhood to taking acid. The singer and actress recently described caring for her child, whom she had with her partner A$AP Rocky, as an "out-of-body" experience. The ‘Lift Me Up’ singer reportedly discussed parenthood with Access Hollywood during the launch of her lingerie collection ‘Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4'. The 34-year-old reportedly said, "Motherhood is a whole different beast," as she spoke about her new life as a mother. “Life starts over when you become a parent, it's a life that you've never known before. The beginning is like you're tripping acid every day. It's wild, trippy as hell,” she remarked.
The nine-time Grammy winner said, “You look at him and he’s yours but he’s a stranger and you’re learning him as he’s learning you and learning the world. When he looks at me in my eyes, my whole soul…I can’t tell if it’s cold or hot.” Speaking of how becoming parents has affected her relationship with rapper A$AP Rocky, she said, “It's amazing to have a friendship be the center of our entire family, I really love it.”
Rihanna and Rocky revealed their first child's impending arrival in January at a memorable Harlem photoshoot. The artist's son was born in May, but they have kept his name a secret. In February, Rihanna stepped out and flaunted her baby bump. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who was pregnant with her first child at the time with Rocky, served up some of the sexiest and most fashionable maternity ensembles that show off her growing baby bump.
The pair also appeared together on the red carpet for the first time as soon-to-be parents at the 34-year-Los old's Angeles Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin photocall. RiRi dressed in a ripped outfit from The Attico. She wore a halter-neck, torn, a sparkly green shirt that hugged and highlighted her growing belly. She completed her appearance with purple stiletto heels and a pair of equally torn, ombre pink slacks.
This was not the first time Rihanna opened up about her pregnancy, earlier this year she opened up about her pregnancy and how she managed her personal and professional life in an interview with Vogue.
She said, "My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy. None of the dials are turned down. I think I even say yes to more now because I know it will be different on the other side of this."
She continued, "At first, I expected some magical change, but really I remain who I am. Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now there’s another human being coming into play, it changes what that means again. Still, I have businesses that aren’t going to run themselves. My mom handled the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do it."