Rihanna found love with her fellow musician A$AP Rocky! The Love The Way To Lie singer and A$AP Rocky first added fuel to the romance rumors in February 2020 when they were snapped having dinner at a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Nearly 9 months later, People magazine confirmed that the two stars are indeed dating. Over the year, the pair’s romance blossomed and in January 2022, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. The pair welcomed their son in May of the same year.
Prior to her romance with Rocky, Rihanna dated billionaire Hassan Jameel for a total of three years before pulling the plug on their relationship in January 2020. Around the same time, RiRi was clicked by the paps while attending the 2020 Yams Day Benefit Concert in New York City. The now exes kept their romance under the wraps.
And now, the This Is What You Came For hitmaker has found love and friendship in the same person: A$AP Rocky. Continue reading further to catch more insights about the personal and professional life of Rihanna’s boyfriend and baby daddy, A$AP Rocky.
A$AP Rocky is a rapper
Rakim Athelaston Mayers, popularly known as A$AP Rocky, is a rapper by profession. Along with this, he is also a record producer and record executive. He was born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem, New York City, United States. At the moment, he is 34 years old.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Rocky was named Rakim after one-half of Eric B & Rakim. He was brought up in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, a borough of New York City.
The rapper had a rough childhood. According to Hollywood Life, when Rocky was only 12 years old, his dad who is from Barbados went to jail in connection with selling drugs, and soon after, his elder brother was murdered in Harlem.
All these incidents motivated A$AP to work harder and take his craft seriously. He started rapping at the young age of 9. He sold drugs back in the day but ultimately left that as his music career started to take off.
Nearly 2 months later, he stepped away from the streets, as his song Purple Swag got released. At that time, he became the new star on the hip-hop scene. He shot to fame after his song Peso saw the light of day in August 2011.
A$AP is a title
Yeah, you read that right. Rocky got the name A$AP by joining the A$AP Mob, a group of rappers, producers, music video directors, and other creatives from New York City. The A$AP Mob was created by A$AP Bari, A$AP Illz, and A$AP Yams.
At first, the term, ‘A$AP’ stood for “Always Strive And Prosper,” but with time, the word A$AP has taken on different meanings. The other members of the mob are A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, and Rocky’s cousin, A$AP Nast.
A$AP Rocky is a chart-topping success
Rocky dropped his debut studio mixtape Live. Love. ASAP, in the year 2011 which consisted of his previous hits like Purple Swag and Peso. These songs helped him to garner the attention of the viewers.
In 2012, the musician released two tracks named Goldie and F-ckin’ Problems that established his name in the music industry. Both of his songs went platinum. Not only this, his single F-ckin’ Problems, a collab with Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar went platinum multiple times.
A$AP’s debut studio album titled Long. Live. A$AP came out in 2013 and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
After 2 years, Rocky dropped his second studio album, At. Long. Last. A$AP. Just like his first album, his second one also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and received good feedback from the side of fans and critics.
Since his debut album, the rapper has dropped many smashing hit singles and featured on several singles like Tinashe (“Pretend”), Selena Gomez (“Good For You”), Alicia Keys (“Blended Family”), G-Eazy (“No Limit”) and many more.
A$AP Rocky was once famously jailed in Sweden
The Good For You rapper was arrested by the cops in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 3, 2019, three days after an alleged physical incident involving Mustafa Jafari. As per High Snobiety, the video of the incident seems to show Rocky and three other men attacking an unidentified person.
At that point, Rocky shared his own footage on the social media platform Instagram and he claimed that Mustafa was harassing them. Then, A$AP was charged with assault, but because a Swedish court ruled he was a flight risk, Rocky was ordered to stay in jail until his trial.
All of this resulted in a massive public outcry. Many top stars from the entertainment industry like Tyler, The Creator, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, threatened to boycott Sweden over this. Many fans of Rocky alleged that he was unfairly punished before he was convicted of any crime.
According to Spin, Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kanye West reportedly lobbied Jared Kushner on Rocky’s behalf, and then, Donald Trump addressed the whole matter on the social media platform Twitter.
At that point, Trump tweeted, “Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!”
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
In a separate tweet, Donald said, “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative….”
Rocky pleaded not guilty on the first day of his trial and then, he testified that the alleged victim started fighting with Rocky’s bodyguard. Soon after, A$AP and his co-defendants were released from jail on August 2 and two weeks later, they were found guilty of assault. The court ordered Rocky and the other two people to pay roughly $1,3000 in damages to Jafari and cover his legal fees.
A$AP Rocky is a vegan
The media outlet Hollywood Life has stated that the Grammy nominee transitioned to vegetarianism in 2012. In his 2019 track named Babuska Boi, he stated that he’s a vegan now. In his song, he raps, “I ain’t duckin’ n—-s, I ain’t duckin’ bullets either / Sh-t, I ain’t duck sauce since I became a vegan.”
When did Rihanna and Rocky spark romance rumors?
Over the last couple of years, Rocky has been romantically linked to many women from showbiz like Iggy Azalea, Chanel Iman, and Kendall Jenner. He and RiRi sparked romance rumors in the year 2020 when they were seen enjoying dinner together in Los Angeles.
At the end of 2020, Rocky and the What’s My Name hitmaker were photographed together on several occasions. In September 2021, the two of them made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala.
During a 2021 interview with GQ Magazine, the Good For You rapper gushed over his ladylove Rihanna and referred to her as “my lady” and the “love of my life”. At that time, he said, “So much better when you got ‘the one.’ She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones.” He went on to say, “I think when you know, you know. She’s the one.”
A$AP Rocky is a proud dad of one
On January 31, 2022, Rihanna and Rocky let the cat out of the bag. Then, the powerful couple revealed that they were expecting their first child via a photoshoot showing off Rihanna’s baby bump.
The rumors of the pair expecting a child started going around in circles in late 2021 after some fans posted pictures of Rihanna and claimed that she had a visible baby bump. Then, one verified user, The Academy, wrote, “Rihanna is pregnant with her first child with A$AP Rocky.” The tweet received thousands of retweets.
On May 19, 2022, TMZ broke the news that Rihanna and her boyfriend Rocky had welcomed their first child together. Then, a source told the media outlet, “Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mom.” This is the first child for both Rihanna and her beau Rocky.
As of this moment, the couple has not revealed the name of their baby boy. Hopefully, they will disclose the name of their son in the times to come. However, in December 2022, Rihanna showed the face of her baby boy to the world. Then, she posted a video on her TikTok account.
In the beautiful video, the superstar’s son can be seen cooing and smiling at his mother, who is heard in the background recording him. The video showed Rihanna asking her little guy, “You tryna get Mommy’s phone?”
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