Oh, baby! Living life in the spotlight comes with its share of ups and downs. While many female celebrities are able to expand their brands and elevate their careers, maintaining a certain level of privacy is no easy feat. Not to mention, when dating in the public eye, female celebrities are always under baby watch. And City Girls femcee JT — born Jatavia Johnson — is no different.
JT frequently wears curve-hugging outfits when she performs. And while her fashions are always on-trend, the way that her body looks in a recent on-stage ensemble has left fans wondering if our girl is expecting. Not to mention, things have been smooth sailing between her and her partner, Lil Uzi Vert. So, is JT pregnant? The rapper has officially set the record straight.
In a now-deleted post, JT announced that she is not pregnant.
Hell hath no fury like JT when she is scorned! After pregnancy rumors persisted on social media, the femcee finally decided to set the record straight. In a now-deleted Instagram post (captured by The Shade Room), JT shared that she is not pregnant and asked people to leave her alone.
“It’s getting weird!!!! I told [Uzi] put an emoji there because my pants were dirty but I still liked the video. I shouldn’t even have to constantly tell a bunch of strangers I’m not hiding s--t!!!! I’m not pregnant, now leave me the hell alone!” JT wrote in the Instagram video caption.
JT also took to Twitter to further discuss the rumors circulating online, in a slew of now-deleted tweets (via Bossip). She made it a point to slam people criticizing her body and sharing opinions on how she chose to treat her non-pregnancy-related nausea.
"B---hes can’t even use emojis no more! I let y’all rock cause on some serious s--t, if I was pregnant what y’all gone do? Nothing! As a woman, half y’all h--s need to go educate yourselves,” JT wrote.
JT continued, "Nausea is not only caused by pregnancy! And the way I control my nausea shouldn’t be y’all business! Y'all had me feeling weird about my body. I think I’m fine. MF's calling me pregnant.”
Social media initially believed that JT was pregnant after videos of JT performing surfaced online.
It’s one thing to be excited about your favorite celebrity; it’s another to assume something about their personal lives without much proof.
Over the years, it has become standard practice for fans to assume that some female entertainers are expecting. While the pregnancy assumption may come off harmless, it’s actually pretty rude — especially since a woman can simply be bloated or be going through other issues.
However, it still doesn't stop social media users from spreading celebrity pregnancy rumors. And once a video of JT performing at 97 Jams End of Summer Jam concert in Columbia, Md., made its rounds online, the pregnancy rumors reached new heights.
In a slew of videos (captured by The Shade Room), the "Flewed Out" rapper was seen wearing a blue curve-hugging jumpsuit that shows her stomach area slightly protruding. Fans quickly took to social media to share that JT looked pregnant.
Not to mention, JT was seen wearing a nausea relief bracelet (via images captured by Its OnSite), which also made fans believe that the star was hiding a pregnancy.
Plus, Bossip shared that JT tweeted about NYC traffic at the time and deleted it — all without addressing the rumors. So, users also used that fact to justify the pregnancy rumors.
JT and Lil Uzi Vert have been dating for years, and their relationship appears to be going strong.
Although fans were once skeptical about their relationship, JT and Lil Uzi’s coupledom eventually won over their respective fan bases. And since JT and Lil Uzi haven’t had a public falling-out in a while, fans are convinced that their relationship is stronger than ever.
So, if fans were hoping that Lil Uzi and JT made the decision to become parents, they'll have to wait for the couple to announce that when it's time. With that in mind, the lesson of the day is to never spread pregnancy rumors about a celebrity (or any woman for that matter). Not only is it disrespectful, but it's also hurtful.