Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s baby name has finally been revealed a year after he was born. Rihanna gave birth to her first child on May 13, 2022, four months after the news of her pregnancy broke. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the name of the singer’s baby has been revealed based on her birth certificate. He has been named RZA Athelston Mayers. Fans were confused and shocked regarding the inspiration behind the name.
The child, which the pop singer has with her partner A$AP Rocky, is believed to be named after producer and rapper RZA, the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, the American hip-hop clan that collectively formed in Staten. Island in 1992. RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, is one of the most prominent members, having produced most of the group’s albums and also releasing solo music under the name Bobby Digital.
In 2008, RZA almost had the opportunity to collaborate with Rihanna to appear in the remake of the 1985 kung-fu comedy The Last Dragon, but the film was never released. Rihanna had hinted at her name by wearing clothing representing the Wu-Tang Clan comprising of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa several times since she gave birth.
The news of Rihanna’s son’s name comes just months after the singer gave an amazing performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Although the show saw the singer return to the stage for the first time in seven years, it’s fair to say that that wasn’t the only talking point of the performance with Rihanna announcing that she’s pregnant.
Rihanna, who is expecting baby number two with partner A$AP Rocky, has not divulged any further details such as the baby’s gender or due date. But, the singer was seen looking at girls’ clothes last month.