When reports circulated Thursday that Rihanna had finally given birth to her baby boy, the internet went crazy.
There was speculation about the baby’s name, which has yet to be revealed; assumptions about the newborn’s financial status as a billionaire; and even ideas about the infant’s fashion sense. While the superstar singer and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, have yet to post about or confirm the exciting news, many people sent congratulatory messages their way, including a greeting from none other than Chris Brown.
Brown didn’t mention, tag or tweet his former girlfriend, but the Instagram Stories message he posted, later shared by The Shade Room, certainly seemed to be addressed to the new mom.
“CONGRATULATIONS,” Brown wrote along with the praying hands, red heart and pregnant-person emojis. The note came as a shock to many fans who voiced their displeasure with the celebratory message, with one citing Brown and Rihanna’s “toxic” relationship in the early 2000s.
Besides the backlash toward Brown, the many sweet messages continued to pour in throughout Thursday evening.
One fan tweeted, “#Rihanna had a baby boy!! She will be a supreme Mom, and I am so happy for her! Such wonderful news.”
Others noted the singer’s stylish fashion sense over the course of her pregnancy. “Rihanna’s pregnancy era was one for the books,” one user said. “I love that Rihanna is influencing the girls to step out during their pregnancy,” said another.
One fan summed up their thoughts on Rih’s preggo experience by saying, “Rihanna is the greatest trendsetter of our generation.”
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