Meet Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s 2 children: everything you need to know about RZA and Riot

Rihanna is the “only girl” in her family of four.

The nine-time Grammy winner and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, who have been dating since 2020, are the proud parents of two sons: RZA and Riot.

After Rihanna became a mother, her outlook on life changed.

“I live for my son. Everything matters now. You really start to take a lot of things into account,” she said during a February 2023 appearance on the “Process with Nate Burleson” podcast.

“Skydiving?! Do you really think about things like that, it’s not worth it. Everything is different, life before my son seems very obscure. It’s very small and cloudy, it just got better with him. It’s a lot of work, but nothing is more rewarding than that.

Now, the “Pon de Replay” singer is now a mother of two, after welcoming her second son in the summer of 2023.

Learn more about Rihanna and A$AP’s adorable sons.

RZA Athelston Mayers

RZA was born in May 2022.

Page Six reported that Rihanna and A$AP – real name Rakim Mayers – were expecting their first child on January 31, 2022. At the time, the Fenty Beauty founder shook her bare baby bump while out at her pal’s house . hometown of Harlem, New York

The couple then welcomed their first son in May 2022 and for over six months, they refused to reveal their child’s name and face.

However, it wasn’t malicious as in November 2022, Rihanna told the Washington Post that she and her boyfriend hadn’t revealed their son’s name because they “just hadn’t gotten to it yet “.

For more than six months, the Grammy winner and rapper decided to keep their son’s name and photo a secret.

“We just lived,” she added. “But I guess there’s a certain freedom that comes from just putting it out there.”

The following month, RZA debuted his mother’s first-ever TikTok video.

“hacked,” she captioned the 45-second clip of her little boy smiling in his car seat.

The “Umbrella” singer’s baby boy then made his magazine debut when he appeared alongside his famous parents on the cover of British Vogue’s March 2023 issue.

Rza smiling in her car seat.
In December 2022, RZA made his debut in his mother’s very first TikTok video.

Rihanna told the magazine that she and A$AP were doing everything they could to protect their son from the paparazzi.

“As parents, we decide when and how to proceed. End of story,” she said at the time, recalling how she discovered a photographer taking photos of her son during their cover shoot.

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“Throw me to the wolves.” Do what you want with me. But he has no say in all of this,” she added. “We have protected him until now and you have no permission to publish or sell photos of my child, a minor. Get the hell out of here with that.

Nearly a year to the day of his birth, the Daily Mail reported that the “Praise the Lord” rapper and “Rude Boy” singer had named their son RZA.

Rihanna holding Rza's arms.
Rihanna and A$AP named their firstborn after producer and rapper RZA, the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The child is named after producer and rapper RZA, leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Three days after news of RZA’s name surfaced, A$AP confirmed the nickname by sending a special message to his eldest son on his first birthday.

“WU TANG IZ 4 DA CHUREN 🤲” HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO MY 1st BORN. RZA❤️,” he captioned the May 2023 Instagram post, which featured a carousel of snaps of the family of three from the time.

Rose Mayers Riot

Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl in 2023.
The Fenty Beauty founder debuted her second baby bump during her Super Bowl performance in February 2023.
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Rihanna shocked the world when she debuted her second pregnancy during her epic Super Bowl LVII halftime performance in February 2023.

The “Love on the Brain” singer, who wore an all-red jumpsuit and coat, kicked off the show by cradling her growing belly.

Six months later, the billionaire mogul and A$AP became parents to two children after welcoming their second baby in August 2023.

Rihanna holds her son Riot in her arms.
Riot made his debut to the world in September 2023 in a cute family photoshoot alongside his older brother and parents.

Rose Mayers Riot.
The newborn wore a pink hat and matching overalls.

On September 7, 2023, the Blast obtained a birth certificate, revealing the gender and name of Rihanna and the “Fashion Killa” host’s second child. The couple had welcomed a baby boy named Riot Rose Mayers.

Nearly two weeks later, Riot made his debut to the world in a cute family photoshoot alongside his older brother and parents.

The newborn wore a pink hat, matching overalls and beige boots as his dad held him for the sweet snaps.

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