Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have named their second son, Riot Rose Mayers, unveiling the name a month after his birth. Entertainment pundits and critics are speculating the unique name may have been inspired by A$AP’s recent song “Riot,” released earlier this year and featuring Pharrell Williams.
According to the birth certificate cited by The Blast., Riot was born on August 1, 2023, at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles at 7:41 a.m. The decision to select the name given to the second child is in line with the couple’s naming tradition by choosing a name that starts with ‘R,’ following their first son’s name, RZA Athelston Mayers, born in May 2022.
The gynecologist who delivered Rihanna was Dr. Thais Aliabadi, who is notable for her work with celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. She featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She is also noted for assisting in the delivery of Al Pacino’s son, Roman, alongside his girlfriend, Noor Alfallah.
It is uncertain when Rihanna and A$AP Rocky will reveal photos of their new baby. Previously, Rihanna shared pictures of their first child, RZA, seven months after his birth. The couple’s second child’s arrival was reported last month, with Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement garnering attention when she appeared at the Super Bowl halftime show in February with a visible baby bump.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky chose the name RZA for their first son as a tribute to the renowned producer and rapper RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs and who leads the Wu-Tang Clan. This name choice also holds significance as it nods to A$AP Rocky’s own middle name.
Media reports suggest that Rihanna considers her family to be complete. The singer and her rapper partner do not have any further plans for additional children. A source close to the family says Rihanna doesn’t have any intention of getting pregnant anytime soon.
In a recent media interview, Rihanna revealed that having a child has revealed a new perspective on life, where she now feels a stronger connection with parents who have already experienced parenthood. Rihanna, who also serves as the CEO of Fenty Beauty, emphasized that motherhood changes every facet of one’s life.
For her, it has empowered her to face new challenges with confidence, emphasizing the feeling of being capable of accomplishing even the most seemingly impossible tasks.
She and A$AP Rocky began their relationship in 2020, with earlier professional connections dating back to 2013.