Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have become parents for the second time. The couple, who have been dating since 2020, welcomed a baby boy on Aug. 3 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. The newborn’s name has not been revealed yet, but sources say it starts with “R” like his older brother, RZA.
The Grammy-winning singer surprised the world with her pregnancy news during her Super Bowl halftime show performance in February. She showed off her baby bump on stage in a red outfit, stunning the audience and her dancers, who reportedly did not know about her condition. She later confirmed that she was expecting her second child with the rapper in an interview with British Vogue.
A Happy Family
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child together on May 13, 2022. They named him RZA Athelston Mayers, in honor of the Wu-Tang Clan leader and producer. The couple has been very private about their family life, but they have occasionally shared glimpses of their son on social media and in magazines. In May, Rihanna posted a video of her breastfeeding RZA on TikTok, and in June, they posed with him for a Vogue spread.
The Barbadian beauty and the Harlem native have been friends for a long time before becoming romantically involved. They collaborated on songs such as “Cockiness (Love It)” and “Fashion Killa”, and supported each other through personal and professional challenges. They made their relationship official in 2021, after Rihanna split from her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel.
A Busy Schedule
Despite being busy parents, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have not slowed down their careers. Rihanna is expected to release her long-awaited ninth studio album, dubbed R9, sometime this year. She told Vogue UK that she wanted to have fun with her music and videos, and that she needed the right background music for her visuals. She also launched a new Savage X Fenty maternity collection in February, featuring photos of her nursing RZA.
A$AP Rocky, on the other hand, has been working on his fourth studio album, All Smiles, which he described as a “ghetto love tale” inspired by Rihanna. He also starred in a documentary film about his life and career, titled Stockholm Syndrome, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. He also collaborated with artists such as Tyler, The Creator, Lil Nas X, and Kanye West.