The Fenty Beauty founder, Rihanna, gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, with rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky on May 13 in Los Angeles.
Rihanna’s pregnancy news was first revealed in late January after photos emerged of the singer, 34, proudly displaying her baby bump as she went for a stroll with Rocky, 33, in Harlem.
A month before the big reveal, Rihanna had sparked pregnancy rumors while dining at Carbone. A source at the time reported her outing saying she was “quite clearly drinking sparkling water and openly rubbing her baby bump.”
The “Needed Me” singer seemingly attempted to hide her pregnancy with oversize jackets and baggy clothes but began proudly flaunting her baby bump with her flashy maternity fashion.
She later admitted to Vogue that she refused to wear maternity clothes, saying in April, “I’m sorry — it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
The “Wave Gods” rapper, A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, opened up about one day becoming a dad during a May 2021 interview with GQ, saying, “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”Meanwhile, Rihanna predicted that she would be a “psycho mom.”
“I feel like that’s the type of mom I’m going to be. Psycho about it,” she joked to Elle in March.
Rihanna and the rapper have been dating since early 2020. They went public with their romance in November of that same year.
A Twitter user claimed in April that Rocky had cheated on Rihanna with Amina Muaddi, but sources told Netbuzz Africa at the time that the rumors were false. The Fenty shoe designer also denied the allegations, calling them an “unfounded lie.”
That same month, Rocky was arrested in connection to a November 2021 shooting. He posted a $550,000 bail on April 20.
The couple reportedly hosted a rave-themed baby shower only two days later.