Rihanna's baby boy named after A$AP Rocky's love of flowers

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 10:58AM

Riri already has 16-month-old RZA Athelston Mayers with rapper A$AP Rocky but welcomed a second child with him in August & now an insider has explained the reasoning behind the floral name Riot Rose 🌹🌹🌹

The source told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “Not everyone knows this, but Rocky loves flowers—he loves having fresh flowers in the house, he loves decorating with flowers, and he even had real flowers in his grill once.”

Their first child RZA Athelston Mayers was named after the famed producer and rapper from the Wu-Tang Clan. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky didn't immediately reveal their son to the world. They waited at least seven months after his birth before they shared photos of him.

Rihanna revealed her second pregnancy back in February during her highly-anticipated Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. Since then, the singer and entrepreneur has been flaunting her baby bump on numerous occasions. Riri and Rocky managed to spend the latter half of the summer away from the limelight in preparation for their incoming child. Rumors about their second child's birth began to swirl at the beginning of August until TMZ confirmed the news over a week after his birth.

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It had been speculated the tot has been named after 'Riot', a track released by his father - whose real name is Rakim Mayers - and Pharrell Williams earlier this year.

Their first boy’s name is a tribute to producer and rapper RZA, 54, leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, as well as being a nod to A$AP’s middle name.
It was previously claimed the 'Umbrella' singer feels her family is "complete" now she's had her second child.

An insider told People magazine recently: "Rihanna feels her family is now complete. It’s something she’s always wanted."

The 'Umbrella' hitmaker previously hailed motherhood as "legendary and admitted she no longer "identifies" with the life she had before giving birth to her first son.

Reflecting on her first months as a first time mother, Rihanna previously told British Vogue magazine: "Oh, my God, it's legendary. It's everything. You really don't remember life before, that's the craziest thing ever.

"You literally try to remember it — and there are photos of my life before — but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don't identify with it because you don't even allow yourself mentally to get that far, because… because it doesn't matter."

Article first published on Bang Showbiz and republished here with permission. 

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