The Name Of Rihanna And A$AP Rocky’s Son Has Been Revealed Almost A Year After His Birth
Last year, Rihanna delivered her first child, a son with A$AP Rocky, and the world wept because we finally understood we’re never getting new music from her again. That is unless she decides to create a few lullabies and nursery rhymes for Millennial parents. But aside from that, Rihanna has remained tight-lipped about her son’s first name while dragging us through an entire year and super second baby announcement for the reveal. And a huge part of me wishes she had waited even longer, mainly because she reportedly named him after an iconic 90s rapper whose group famously admitted that their music is 100% for the children (and no, she didn’t name him ODB, but she should have).
The news of RiRi and Rocky’s baby didn’t come from her. The Daily Mail got a hold of a copy of her baby’s birth certificate, and they have informed us her son’s name is…brace yourselves….RZA Athelston Mayers. And no, that’s not a typo. RiRi and Rocky named their son RZA (pronounced “Rizza“) after RZA from Wu-Tang Clan. Why, you ask? No clue, but I’m guessing it’s because she’s rich, and her children will never have to worry about filling out job applications. And Rihanna may have been dropping little Easter eggs to let us know her womb was the 37th chamber in which Lil’ RZA nested for nine months.
The child, whom the superstar, 35, has with her partner A$AP Rocky, is thought to be named in honor of the producer and rapper RZA, 53 – the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan – the American hip hop collective formed in Staten Island in 1992.
Rihanna has hinted at the name by wearing clothing repping Wu-Tang Clan, which comprises RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol’ Dirty B**tard, multiple times since giving birth.
One of Rihanna’s recent hints about her son’s secret name was on April 5, when she was seen carrying the beaming boy while wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top as she was seen leaving a meal at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
According to Daily Mail, ASAP Rocky & Rihanna name their baby boy RZA Athelston Mayers after the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. pic.twitter.com/6jVBzylm0t
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Since we know another baby is baking in RiRi’s belly, I’m hoping it’s a girl. Primarily since she’s already paid homage to one of hip hop’s most iconic emcees, it’s time to honor herself with the next kid. And her daughter’s name should be Oh’NahNah for obvious reasons.