Rihanna may not have attended the Met Gala in person, but she sure did make her presence known.

The heavily pregnant star, who was last seen in Los Angeles with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, is in her third trimester, and after 36 weeks, those pregnant are encouraged not to travel by plane.

However, Rihanna's red carpet looks over the years have been so iconic that the Metropolitan Museum of Art immortalised a marble statue in honour of the 34 year old.

The Diamond's hitmaker took to her Instagram account to show the statue that showed off her blossoming bump in all its glory, standing centre stage at a museum.


The quote, "Truth, there's beauty in truth", was played over the top of the nearly thirty-second clip that panned around to show the sensational statue.

"Shut down the met in marble! What's more gilded than that?" the mother to be captioned delightedly.

She added: "Lol! Thank you @metmuseum and @voguemagazine for this historic tribute! y'all bad for this one!"

Rihanna's followers were equally delighted with the tribute, with one person commenting: "Wasn't even in attendance & still made an impact! This is so cool."

Another wrote: "The Real Queen of Met Gala", while a third added: "She looks good even in stone."

Someone else added: "Ugh Rihanna is serving even in marble. She's really mother."

Over in New York, the likes of the Kardashian sisters, Blake Lively, Cardi B and Sarah Jessica Parker wowed at the annual event, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute on Monday night.

This comes a few days after Rihanna was pictured showing her support for her boyfriend A$AP Rocky as he performed on stage for the first time since reports of his arrest in April.

She was seen standing backstage at one of his concerts at the Smokers Club Festival in West Hollywood on Saturday 30 April night.

Following the arrest, it was reported Rihanna had cancelled her baby shower as a source told The Sun: "It was meant to be Rihanna's baby shower in LA on Wednesday night, but they had to cancel.

"Rihanna was very, very upset and stressed by Rocky's arrest. It's not the best time for her to be on such an emotional rollercoaster."

However, photographers who snapped the images of Rihanna and A$AP claim the pair attended the restaurant for the singer's baby shower meal.

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