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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's son's name finally revealed

Tom Wood

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's son's name finally revealed

Featured Image Credit: Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo/Instagram/@badgalriri

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's son's name has finally been revealed nearly a year after his birth.

The little boy's birth certificate has been released, which has given fans the chance to learn what Ri-Ri’s son is called at long last.

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The young lad has been named RZA Athelaston Mayers, according to the document obtained by the Daily Mail.

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RZA – if it’s pronounced the same way as the producer, rapper and filmmaker famous for leading the Wu-Tang Clan – is pronounced ‘Rizza’, in case you’re wondering.

We have to assume that it’s a reference to the 53-year-old musician, real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs.

Rihanna and Rocky’s first son was born on May 13 2022, and since then we’ve learned very little about the youngster.

That’s entirely by design, with the Fenty Beauty founder explaining how she’s fiercely guarded her son and kept him out of the private eye, despite much speculation and interest in him.

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Rihanna has released some pictures of RZA. Credit: Instagram/@badgalriri
Rihanna has released some pictures of RZA. Credit: Instagram/@badgalriri

Her wariness to put much out into the public sphere is completely understandable, given the high profile of his parents.

Speaking to British Vogue, Rihanna said: “I just went straight into protective mode.

“Like there wasn’t even time for rage,

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“As parents it just feels so icky, like a violation.”

The singer and her partner discussed how they wanted to run things with regards to pictures of their son getting into the press, with Ri recalling: “As we were speaking, we knew they were making calls and deals.”

The pair decided on a course of action, sending out some candid snaps to an unnamed blog, as well as joining TikTok where she shared a video of the baby boy smiling and playing around on his mum’s phone.

Credit: badgalriri/Instagram
Credit: badgalriri/Instagram
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On the possibility of photos getting out without her saying so, Rihanna added: “It’s the thing you never want to happen.”

Obviously, she believes – quite rightly – that as parents, she and Rocky should be the only ones who get to decide what the world sees of their son.

“We get to decide as parents when and how we do that,” she said.

“End of story.”

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Now, Rihanna is pregnant with her and her partner’s second child, which she revealed in dramatic fashion during her show-stopping performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show.

During that performance, she wore a red outfit and bodysuit that showed off her bump.

The speculation about what they’ll name that child when it arrives has no doubt already started, but if this first run is anything to go by, the world may just have to wait.

After all, it’s definitely up to the parents.

Topics: Celebrity, Rihanna, Parenting, Music

Tom Wood
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