Amina Muaddi, the woman accused of having an affair with A$AP Rocky during Rihanna’s pregnancy has fiercely denied the allegations.
The Shoe designer Amina, 35, took to Instagram on Friday to issue a statement after social media was alight with claims the rapper, 33, had cheated on the heavily pregnant singer, 34, with her.
She wrote: ‘I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
‘I initially assumed that this fake gossip – fabricated with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously.
‘However, in the last 24h, I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off-limits.
‘Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life. Therefore I have to speak up as this is not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for.
‘While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best-dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business – I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend!’
Meanwhile, a source directly connected to both artists had earlier told TMZ that the cheating and split rumours were ‘100% false on both counts, adding ‘one million per cent not true. They’re fine.’
The drama started on Thursday when fashion blogger Louis Pisano tweeted: ‘Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split. Rihanna broke up with him after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.’
He continued: ‘Amina was responsible for designing Fenty’s footwear offering and Rihanna is often seen in custom shoes from her own label.
‘ASAP & Amina is not new though as she was seeing him years ago and also collaborated with him on a collection of shoes. Things apparently hit the fan at Craigs in LA.’
Three days ago, Rihanna was spotted in a pair of shoes designed by Amina and reposted images of the look on Instagram.