The rumors of Rihanna's pregnancy are growing faster and faster. Two days ago, at her annual Angel's Ball - Rihanna was sporting a noticeable belly bulge.

And last night, she sent the rumors into overdrive - after she tried to hide her belly from the paparazzi cameras.

Rihanna was spotted out last night in New York, looking sexy in an all black leather ensemble. She was leaving the popular nightclub Up & Down early this morning - and the paparazzi were waiting outside to snap a pic of the fetching Bajan beauty. 

Rihanna looked as great ever as she made her way to her limo, after a long night out.

But when the cameras started flashing, she did something odd. Instead of trying to hide her face from the camera flashes, she instinctively put her hands close to her belly - and tried to shield her belly from the cameras.

MTO News reached out to Rihanna's reps on Thursday about her possible pregnancy. We were told "no comment."

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Ahead of her 5th annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night, the superstar stopped to chat with Essence...and everything spiraled out of control from there.

"I'm a black woman. I come from a black woman who came from a black woman who came from a black woman and I'm going to give birth to a black woman," she told the outlet in a now viral interview. "That's who I am. It's the core of who I am in spirit and in DNA. And I always stand up for what I believe in and who I love and who I know, who I respect."

And that one, teeny, tiny mention about giving birth has set social media into an absolute frenzy, with fans now believing the 31-year-old subtly confirmed she's pregnant with her first child. Indeed, the speculation even began trending on Twitter shortly after the clip was posted to Instagram.