Rihanna has been eating well lately, and she's put on a few pounds. New reports say that the fashionable pop star now weighs over 200 pounds.
New pics were just leaked by paparazzi, showing Rihanna out in Los Angeles - with her much thicker frame.
And for the most part, people on social media are praising the new "thick" Rihanna. She carries the extra weight well and the Bajan bombshell finally has the curves that many of her fans were longing for.
Here's the pic that has people talking:
Rihanna is 5 foot 8 inches tall, so at 200 pounds most body mass calculators put her body fat at 31%. According to the Federal Drug Agency, a body mass index over 30 is considered obese.
The FDA's website claims, "People with obesity are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure (Hypertension), Type 2 diabetes, breathing problems and more."
Last year Rihanna addressed her recent weight gain. The media has been speculating about her curvier figure all year, and everyone has been praising her for “getting thick.” When she addressed it, Rihanna simply said she “has had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type,” and that she makes her style choices based on what looks best at any given time.
Even though Rihanna’s response went viral, her body positive attitude is not uncommon for a black woman, at least according to the 50 States of Women survey conducted by Glamour and L’Oreal Paris in August 2017. Among the 2,000 participants, a reported 59% of black women described themselves as beautiful, compared with 32% of Hispanic women and 25% of white women. More black women also agreed with the statement, “I am happy the way that I am,” when they looked in the mirror.