Baby Number 2! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s Children: Meet RZA Athelston Mayerson and Their New Son

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Musical pair Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are parents to two sons. The couple have been together for years. Details about their children explored.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna go way back with the stars first meeting in 2012. They transitioned from collaborators who worked together on their individual projects including the ‘Work’ songstress starring as the love interest in A$AP Rocky’s music video to lovers.

The musical pair were close friends for nearly a decade before their longtime friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship.

A$AP Rocky was featured in Rihanna’s song “Cockiness (Love It).” The song was ultimately about Rihanna being dominant in the bedroom with her partner. 

The duo performed their rhythm-thumping song at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the performance, Rocky grabbed a handful of Rihanna’s booty and planted a kiss on her cheek. This moment was so iconic in pop culture history because it is what initially sparked the idea of them being an item, and quickly went viral across the internet.

One of A$AP’s most notable songs is “Fashion Killa.” Rihanna played his love interest in the song’s music video, perhaps inevitably, as he referenced her in the lyrics by saying, “Her attitude Rihanna, she get it from her mama.” In the past twenty-four hours, social media users have hypothesized this song foreshadowed the two’s eventual relationship.

On December 2020, the stars decided to spend time with each other. They took a cruise in Barbados and spent time with Rihanna’s family according to PopSugar.

It was around this time that a source confirmed to People Magazine that their romance was official, after months of romance rumors following Rihanna’s split from her boyfriend of three years, billionaire Hassan Jameel, in January 2020.

In an interview with GQ, Rocky finally expressed his true feelings for his girlfriend. He referred to her as his “lady” and the “love” of his life, thus confirming with the world that they were indeed an item.

On May 19, 2022, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky began making babies. The welcomed their first child and on August 2023, they added another member to their family.

Rihanna and Asap Rocky with their son, RZA. Image Source: Instagram
Rihanna and Asap Rocky with their son, RZA. Image Source: Instagram

How many children do Rihanna and Asap Rocky have?

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are parents to two children – all sons. The name of their first child is RZA Athelston Mayerson and that of their last child, he is yet to be named but according to sources, his name starts with letter “R.”

RZA is 15 months old while their baby number 2 is just a few days older.

The coolest celebrity parents welcomed their first son RZA Athelston Mayerson on May 13, 2022, in Los Angeles.

The “Diamonds” singer, 35, and partner A$AP Rocky, 34, have welcomed their second baby together.

The pair announced the singer’s second pregnancy during her Super Bowl halftime show.

For years, the “Work” singer has said she plans to have multiple children. “I’ll have kids,” she told British Vogue in 2020. “Three or four of ’em.”

While wanting a fast-paced career and kids may not seem that different, society’s harsh standards might say otherwise to a mother who doesn’t need a man. In the same interview for British Vogue, Rihanna confidently admitted that she would have kids whether there was a partner in the picture or not.

“I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong.’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives,” she said.

To her, what counts is the relationship between the child and the parent. “The only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child,” Rihanna explained. “That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”

Rihanna and Asap Rocky with their son, RZA. Image Source: Instagram

Who is RZA Athelston Mayerson?

RZA Athelston Mayerson is famous for being a celebrity kid. He is the son of pop sensation, Rihanna and rapper Asap Rocky.

He is currently 15 months old and was born on May 13, 2022, in Los Angeles.

The stars’ first child’s name pays homage to the producer and rapper RZA, leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs.

Two months later, the famed rapper told CNN that he was flattered by Rihanna and Rocky’s name choice. “[It’s] a great honor to know that there’s another generation that’s not even of my own household that feels the strength and the inspiration of that name,” RZA said, adding: “All the blessings in the world from me.”

His birth brought much joy to the fans of his parents, especially because it was their first time being parents after years of fame and dating a lot other celebs.

The “Stay” singer kept her son’s image a mystery until December 2022 when she shared the first video of her seven-month-old baby boy on TikTok. RZA was seen cooing and smiling at Rihanna as he wiggled around in his car seat.

Even as a baby, Rihanna and Rocky’s son has an enviable wardrobe. In March 2022, the fashionable couple were spotted shopping at Baby Dior in Paris; Rihanna was later seen shopping at Couture Kids in L.A.

In summer 2022, Rocky opened up about what kind of father he wanted to be. “I will always remind my children to never lose their imagination, even as adults, no matter what,” he told Dazed magazine. “I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate.”

Rocky also added that he just wants “a cool child with cool parents” — and that seems to be the case already, given both his and Rihanna’s influence on popular culture.

In February 2023, RZA was featured on the cover of British Vogue along with his superstar parents. In the cover shot, Rihanna, Rocky and their son wore black as they posed on a beach. Another picture showed Rihanna looking at the camera as she holds RZA, who is wrapped in a blanket.

What is the name of Rihanna and Asap Rocky’s second child?

On August 2023, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna became parents of two. RZA officially became a big brother when Rihanna gave birth to her and Rocky’s second child. She apparently had a secret birth on Aug. 3, 2023. The rest of the details are still foggy, but a source told the publication that the new baby’s name begins with an “R.”

Before his death, his mom on Feb. 12, 2023, revealed that she was expecting her second baby with Rocky. The singer debuted her baby bump while on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime show. She is the first pregnant woman to headline the prestigious event.

What have Rihanna and Asap Rocky said about their babies?

The singer and her rapper boyfriend weren’t initially prepared to expand their family. “Planning? I wouldn’t say planning. But certainly not planning against it,” Rihanna told Vogue in April 2022. “I always thought it would be marriage first, then a baby, but who the f— says it has to be that way. I’m certainly not gonna let that get in the way of me being a mom.”

Rihanna announced her pregnancy in January 2022 with a photo shoot in New York City featuring coordinating pink and blue outfits. She continued to flaunt her baby bump in a series of stylish looks. “When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle,’ ” she joked.

Shortly before RZA was born, Rocky appeared on Revolt TV’s Drink Champs, where he gave some rare insight into his relationship with Rihanna. “I’m proud, man,” he said of his growing family. “It’s really about an understanding between two components: you and your significant other. That’s it.”

In December 2022, Rocky opened up about fatherhood during an interview with Complex.

“It’s beautiful. Honestly, I think fatherhood gives me more time to do exactly what I want. I don’t have time for anything that isn’t priorities,” he said. “I love it. Everything is just based around my newfound love for being a dad and a family man. It’s lit right now. I can’t even describe it.”

A source told PEOPLE in January 2023 that Rocky and Rihanna “are very happy and focused on their baby boy.” The insider added that “Rihanna loves being a mom [and] is obsessed with her baby boy,” while the rapper is “very involved and a great dad.”

During a January 2023 appearance on Apple Music 1 radio, Rocky spoke about being a father. “It’s so unexplainable. It’s just one of those things. I’m a member of our club now, like the dad club. You see a dad, you see me. I’m playing on, I’m a full dad now,” he said.

The rapper added, “You come home to heaven every day. I’m so thankful. God is good, man.”

In February 2023, Rihanna spoke to Entertainment Tonight about parenting and her Super Bowl performance. “Motherhood, Oscars, Super Bowl; I’m still pinching myself, really,” she said. “I’m grateful. I’m grateful.”

What have Rihanna’s parents said about her being a mother?

Singer Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty told Page Six that he found out hours before the world did. “I just got the news from her last night, and she sent me some photos,” Ronald said. “I’m just over the moon. She’s beautiful inside and out.”

He added that Rihanna will be a good mom. “Rihanna always said that she wanted children, she loves kids,” Ronald said. “She always takes care of her cousins’ kids… she’s going to be a good mom.”



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Ronald met Rocky in December 2020 and was impressed with the rapper. “I like him,” Ronald said.

Monica, Rihanna’s mother, hasn’t publicly commented on the singer’s first and second pregnancy just yet, but she’s most likely just as cheerful about the news.