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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Share Unconventional Baby No. 2 Name

by Venus Sanders

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, two of the music industry's brightest stars, have recently revealed the distinctive name they've chosen for their second child, adding an exciting new chapter to their already captivating love story. The birth certificate, obtained by the Blast, discloses that the couple decided on the name "Riot Rose Mayers" for their son.

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Riot Rose Mayers might hold a subtle homage to A$AP Rocky's track titled "Riot," which made its debut in July and featured the talented Pharrell Williams. This choice of name adheres to the couple's tradition of favoring names that commence with the letter "R," as their firstborn, born in May 2022, was named RZA Athelston Mayers.

According to the birth certificate, Rihanna gave birth on August 1, 2023, at 7:41 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, which differs from the previously reported date of August 3. Notably, Rihanna entrusted her pregnancy journey to the renowned OB-GYN, Thais Aliabadi, who has made appearances on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and is frequently chosen by celebrities. Aliabadi also played a pivotal role in delivering Al Pacino and his girlfriend Noor Alfallah's son, Roman.

The process of naming their first child was a matter of playful secrecy for the couple. In February, Rihanna's father, Ronald Fenty, shared with media outlets that the new parents had considered "a few names" for their firstborn but kept them confidential, quipping, "She'll have my head if I tell you!"

Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy winner renowned for her music and groundbreaking Fenty Beauty line, maintained an aura of privacy around her second pregnancy until her captivating Super Bowl 2023 halftime show. The performance began with a powerful image as she cradled her blossoming belly in a striking red outfit. Later, she officially confirmed that she was expecting her second child. On the other hand, Rihanna, Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and RZA have shared glimpses of their baby boy's face on social media since his arrival in May 2022.

Their baby's name remained a secret until May 2023. While Rihanna revealed to the Washington Post in November 2022 that she simply hadn't "gotten around to" revealing the details, she had, in fact, been dropping hints about the name for months. This was evident in her fashion choices, as she often wore clothing honoring the esteemed producer and rapper RZA, who is also the leader of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Moreover, the name Riot Rose Mayers serves as a beautiful tribute to Rocky's middle name, Athelaston.

Before embracing parenthood, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky enjoyed a longstanding friendship and creative collaboration. Their romantic journey officially began in 2020, adding a compelling dimension to their already remarkable connection. Their choice of name for their second child, Riot Rose Mayers, resonates with both personal significance and artistic inspiration, marking yet another memorable chapter in their love story.


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