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Oscars 2023: Rihanna and her baby bump perform “Lift Me Up”

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Just weeks after slaying at the Super Bowl, Rihanna, who’s expecting her second child, cut a gorgeous and glamorous figure at the Academy Awards, performing her Best Original Song nominee “Lift Me Up,” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Rihanna wore her hair down and combed back from her face, and her ears and neck were dripping with diamonds. She wore long black gloves, and a strapless black halter top with long sparkling fringes that cascaded down and partially covered her baby bump.  A pair of highly embellished black trousers completed her look.

She stood on a rustic, African-inspired platform, and was backed up by string players as she sang the emotional song, which was created as a tribute to late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

If “Lift Me Up” wins, it’ll be Rihanna’s first Oscar win.

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