Rihanna Spanked Slick Woods, Making The Model Go Into Labor During Fashion Week

Elizabeth Randolph

Rihanna is a woman of many talents, and it seems like inducing labor is another one that she can add to the list.

According to In Touch Weekly, model Slick Woods walked the runway of Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show in September of 2018. Woods was nine months pregnant at the time and was close to her due date when she appeared during New York Fashion Week. The 22-year-old runway star said the beauty and fashion icon caused her to go into labor the same night of the show in an interesting way.

"I closed New York Fashion Week modeling in Rihanna's Savage x Fentyshow in pasties, thigh-highs, stilettos and not much else," Woods told Vogue UK in a personal essay. "There were crazy interpretative dancers, as well as the Hadid sisters and a jungle installation — all pretty normal for an event hosted by Rihanna. My last memory before going into the hospital is of Rihanna spanking me with a whip."

Woods (whose real name is Simone Thompson) then added that once she left the show, she was two centimeters dilated. She recounts her delivery room being hectic and included Erykah Badu as her doula during the process. After 14 hours of labor, she gave birth to a baby boy, Saphir.

"Every day since, my son has healed me, invigorated me -- and helped me come to terms with my past," she wrote. "I never had a normal family. Now I've created my own."

As for the "California King Bed" songstress' love life, she and her billionaire beau, Hasaan Jameel, are still going strong. The singer "liked" a video of E! News host Morgan Stewart predicting that she and Jameel will be engaged and having a baby within two years, per Hot New Hip Hop. While the like caused the "Work" singer's fans to speculate that settling down was on the brain, Rihanna has yet to make any sudden announcements.