Rihanna And ASAP Rocky Unveiled The First Pics Of Their New Baby Boy, Riot, Via An Adorable Family Photoshoot

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky posed for a sweet new photoshoot with their two children: RZA Athelston Mayers and their new baby boy, Riot Rose Mayers. This is the first photo of Riot.

In the pics, Rihanna is holding her newborn, wrapped in a comfortable blanket. Rocky is carrying RZA, who is just as fashionable as the parents, who dressed him up in a leather jacket.

In another photo, Rocky puts RZA up on his shoulders as the baby smiles. Eventually, Rocky and Rihanna swap the children to try a different pose — while still absolutely being the coolest and cutest.

Rihanna has previously shared about wanting to have a larger family.

“My wish would be I would like to have more kids but whatever God wants for me, I’m here,” Rihanna told British Vogue back in February. She had revealed her pregnancy during her Super Bowl performance.

“We’re best friends with a baby,” she added about how she parents with Rocky. “We have to be on the same page, but we’ve always kind of had that in our relationship. Everything changes when you have a baby, but I wouldn’t say it’s done anything but made us closer.”

Check out Rihanna and Rocky’s adorable shoot with their two sons here.

ASAP Rocky And His Attorney, Joe Tacopina, Have Reportedly Been Named In A Defamation Lawsuit

Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n)” rapper ASAP Rocky is currently laying low with his partner, music superstar Rihanna, while they celebrate the birth of their second child. Unfortunately, that at-home bonding time may be cut short as Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) could be heading to a courtroom to clear his name.

According to Rolling Stone, both Mayers and his attorney, Joe Tacopina, have reportedly been named in a defamation lawsuit. In court documents obtained by the publisher, several public remarks made by or on behalf of the pair regarding his ongoing felony assault case (which dates back to November 2021) are allegedly damaging.

The alleged victim and former ASAP Mob member Terell Ephron (aka ASAP Relli) and his legal representative, Camille Vasquez, have filed a suit against the parties, accusing them of slander and making false statements to the press. One of the remarks came via a statement shared with Rolling Stone, where Tacopina alleged that Ephron’s civil lawsuit for the reported shooting was him “trying to get money from Rocky” and referring to the incident as a “false scenario.”

Vasquez emphasized those statements:“damage [Ephron’s] reputation and his personal brand; goodwill in the community as a member of A$AP Mob,” which could result in loss of future wages. The documents list that Ephron is seeking punitive or exemplary damages in addition to his incurred legal fees.

Mayers’ preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 8.

The Name Of Rihanna And ASAP Rocky’s Second Child Has Reportedly Been Revealed

A TMZ report from last month indicated that Rihanna and ASAP Rocky’s second child was born on August 3, and that the child, a boy, had a first name starting with R. Now it appears we have more concrete info on that front.

The Blast obtained the baby’s supposed birth certificate and the document indicates that his name is Riot Rose Mayers, and that he was born on August 1 (so not the 3rd) at 7:41 a.m. in Los Angeles’ Cedar Sinai Hospital. Rocky, meanwhile, recently released a new song called “Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n).”

Riot is Rihanna and Rocky’s second child, their first being RZA Athelston Mayers, whose name was revealed earlier this year. RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper after whom the Rihanna/Rocky baby was named, was flattered by the news, saying, “[It’s] a great honor to know that there’s another generation that’s not even of my own household that feels the strength and the inspiration of that name. RZA [isn’t] only a name, it’s a title. So it’s an honor and I salute her and ASAP and their family. All the blessings in the world from me.”

In non-baby news, Rihanna just linked back up with Puma and revealed her first sneaker with the brand since the reunion.

Rihanna Reportedly Gave Birth To Her And ASAP Rocky’s Second Child In Secret

Rihanna has reportedly given birth to her and ASAP Rocky’s second child. According to TMZ, Rihanna gave birth on August 3 in Los Angeles, but has kept things quiet after making the announcement of her pregnancy in the flashiest way possible during her February Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. Rihanna and Rocky had their first child, who they named after RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, back in May of 2022. Since then, Rihanna has added maternity bras to her Savage X Fenty lingerie line, while Rocky has hinted multiple times that the couple also secretly got married.

How this affects the couple’s future music plans remains to be seen. Rocky has been teasing his upcoming album, Don’t Be Dumb, since late last year, apparently beginning the rollout with his new single, “Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n),” after “putting the finishing touches” on the album back in January. He also previously released the single “Sh*ttin’ Me,” his first solo release in nearly three years, last December.

Rihanna’s comeback album, meanwhile, has been the subject of much speculation and a long-running meme involving playfully paranoid banter between the singer and her fans. While she did mention in February that she wants to release the album sometime this year, with a newborn to look after, those plans may just get postponed. However, with Rocky gushing about how much he loves being a dad and Rihanna using her motherhood for inspiration, that may work out for the couple in the long run.

Azealia Banks Praises Cardi B & Tinashe, Disses ASAP Rocky, Rihanna & Others

For once, Azealia Banks is using her social media platform to spread positivity about other artists (though it didn’t last long before her Instagram Story posts once again took a turn for the negative). To begin her weekend, the New York native shared her thoughts on Cardi B, revealing that the mother of two is actually much kinder than the public perception seems to paint her. “[Cardi] genuinely reached out when I was having a real rough time mentally during the pandemic and it was really so heartwarming and helpful,” Banks wrote over a black screen.

She further noted that the Invasion of Privacy artist “isn’t a bad person.” In fact, Azealia says “she’s really a sweetie pie” who she would “highkey love to kiki with.” Another female entertainer that’s currently in the embattled lyricists’ good graces is Tinashe. “It’s time to put some respect on [her] name,” Banks told her followers in another post.

Read More: Azealia Banks Calls Matty Healy A “Full Incel” After He Brushes Off Ice Spice Hate Backlash

Azealia Banks Has High Praise for Cardi B and Tinashe

It’s rare to see the “Luxury” singer uplifting so many other women at once, and many were enjoying the good energy coming from her content. It didn’t last, however, as a few slides later Banks had some thoughts on the ongoing discourse about New York’s best rappers. “Now why would y’all gas Rocky like this? Like he got a single memorable bar worth repeating?” she asked. “I grew up with Rocky, he’s always had imposter syndrome.

She went on to notably praise ASAP Ferg and ASAP Nast for their contributions to East Coast hip-hop, but not before insulting the intelligence of Rocky’s girlfriend. “Lol thank god Rihanna is not smart enough to have snagged Relli,” she name-dropped another member of the ASAP crew. “That’s the type of d**k you have to fight a b**ch in the streets for,” Azealia continued.

Read More: Rihanna Reportedly Gave Birth To Her Second Child, A Girl

ASAP Rocky, Rihanna, and Others Don’t Get the Same Love

Keep scrolling to read everything that Azealia Banks had to say about ASAP Rocky and Rihanna, along with other well-known recording artists she’s crossed paths with. Who do you think the “212” hitmaker will target next? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Rihanna Cuddled With Her Son For Savage X Fenty’s Maternity Capsule, ‘Approved By Baby RZA’

In June, Vogue reported that Rihanna had stepped down as CEO of Savage X Fenty. But she’s still the boss. On Tuesday, August 8, the lingerie brand revealed a new line of maternity wear and marked the drop with photos of Rihanna cradling her son, RZA, whom she and ASAP Rocky welcomed together in May 2022.

“Not ur mama’s maternity bras…designed by @badgalriri, approved by baby RZA #SavageXMaternity,” reads the Instagram caption. The campaign was shot by Dennis Leupold.

According to Vogue, the capsule is meant “for moms and moms-to-be,” featuring three bralette styles and a graphic tee with sizes ranging from XXS to 4X and prices ranging from $35 to $60.

“The new maternity capsule is about bringing that confidence and comfort to moms at every stage of their journeys,” Rihanna told the publication. “I want to remind people that you can still channel sexiness and feel good while being a parent.”

Last month, Rihanna served — emphasis on served — as the face of Savage X Fenty’s Sheer X collection campaign, showing off her bare baby bump. She had confirmed her second pregnancy while performing the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show in February.

Rihanna and Rocky have been protective of their firstborn’s privacy. They only shared a TikTok showing the infant in December 2022 because they didn’t want paparazzi to show his face to the world for the first time without their permission. Paparazzi had been lurking around Rihanna, Rocky, and RZA’s cover shoot for British Vogue‘s March 2023 issue.

“It’s the thing you never want to happen,” Rihanna told the publication. “We get to decide as parents when and how we do that. End of story. Throw me to the wolves. Do what you want with me. But he doesn’t have a say in any of this. We’ve been protecting him thus far and you don’t have any consent to be posting photos or selling photos of my child, a minor. Get the hell out of here with that.”

Travis Scott & Kanye West Reunited During His ‘Circus Maximus’ Concert In Italy For A Performance Of ‘Praise God’

On July 26, Travis Scott’s Egyptian fans were upset to learn that Live Nation pulled the plug on a concert scheduled to take place at the Pyramids Of Giza due to logistical issues. However, that didn’t stop Scott from putting on his Circus Maximus concert on Monday, August 7, in Rome, Italy. Ahead of his Utopia Tour, Scott treated supporters to a taste of what’s to come from the upcoming stadium run.

During the elaborate show, Scott reunited with his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Kanye West to perform their song, “Praise God,” featuring Baby Keem. In a video clip posted by XXL, the pair feed off of each other energy as they rap their respective parts of the track, which was featured on West’s 2021 album Donda.

The surprise appearance from West shocked fans as it marked his first live performance since the string of anti-Semitic remarks he made late last year. Scott took a moment to acknowledge West’s impact on his work, seeming to confirm fans’ theory that his latest album, Utopia, was inspired by West’s 2013 album Yeezus. “There is no Utopia without Kanye West,” he told the crowd. “There is no Travis Scott without Kanye West. There is no Rome without Kanye West. Make some noise for Ye.”.

Scott’s commentary could also be a subtle response to fellow rapper Asap Rocky’s recent diss at Rolling Loud Miami on July 23. In a song snippet, Rocky claimed someone stole his flow, which people online believed was a reference to Scott.

ASAP Rocky’s “RIOT” Featuring Tyler, The Creator Seemingly Leaks Online

Tyler, The Creator and ASAP Rocky didn’t immediately become friends when they first crossed paths, but after making an effort to find common ground, the pair have become a dynamic duo over the years. Both have incredible talents in the realms of fashion and music, allowing them to collaborate (and keep us laughing) in a multitude of ways. We have heard some joint releases from them over the years, such as “Potato Salad” and “Wharf Talk,” as well as the previously leaked “Run It,” “Jinglin’,” “Gurl,” and “Income.”

There’s long been talk of Rocky and The Creator combining their brands for a WANGSAP album, but unfortunately, we’re not any closer to seeing that come to fruition. “I think something about Odd Future must’ve broke Tyler on the idea of collab albums, like not in a serious way just in the way that he isn’t interested,” one Reddit user speculated on the /hiphopheads thread. “We never got EarlWolf despite everyone in Odd Future having their own little sub-group and ‘WANGSAP’ was literally a full project that they just quit making,” they further pointed out.

Read More: ASAP Rocky’s New Album Could Arrive Sometime This Month

ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator’s WANGSAP Has Yet to See the Light of Day

Tyler, The Creator and ASAP Rocky attend the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards on November 06, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images)

The pair’s “T.D. (Tokyo Drift)” song eventually went to Lil Yachty instead, and they gave “Lost & Found” to Nigo. There have also been rumours about a cut of Rocky and Swedish House Mafia’s “Frankenstein” that features Tyler, as well as an unreleased version of the California native’s “What A Day” with ASAP. The latter’s latest single, “RIOT,” originally included the other half of his WANGSAP duo, but was ultimately released as a solo effort.

ASAP Rocky may not have intended for his “RIOT” collaboration with Tyler, The Creator to arrive online, but late last month he did share the highly anticipated music video for his own version. In his usual fashion, the New Yorker went above and beyond with his creative vision, which found him filming around the globe. Check out the footage for yourself at the link below, and listen to the new leak here.

Read More: ASAP Rocky Brings Out The Tank For New “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n)” Music Video


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A$AP Rocky’s Tweet Leads Fans to Believe His Album is Coming Soon

A$AP Rocky Delivers New "RIOT (ROWDY PIPE'N)" Video

A$AP Rocky now has fans on alert after a tweet hinting when his new album will arrive. Hitting Twitter, Rocky let fly a unique spelling of the month of August.

A$AP Rocky treated fans to an electrifying new video for his latest track, “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n),” directed by A$AP Rocky/AWGE. The song, released on July 21st, is a sneak peek into his highly anticipated upcoming album under A$AP Worldwide/RCA Records. Notably, the track boasts production credits from the multi-talented Pharrell Williams, adding to its allure.

Alongside the song release, Rocky collaborated with Beats to launch a campaign for the all-new Beats Studio Pro. In a short film titled “Iconic Sound,” directed and starring Rocky himself, the Beats Studio Pro takes center stage, showcasing the perfect blend of music and technology.

The excitement doesn’t end there; during his Rolling Loud performance, Rocky surprised fans with a sneak preview of three unreleased songs, including “STOLE YA FLOW,” further building anticipation for his forthcoming album.

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ASAP Bari Says Knocking Out a Man Who Stole His Jewelry Led to Jumping

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ASAP Bari is offering clarity to a viral video of him being attacked by multiple men. As the Internet ran with the story that he was being jumped in his home of Harlem, Bari hit Instagram to offer more context.

“Everyday it’s something new with me from niggas hating on me to niggas rapper about me the best thing to do is have a great meal and get ready for another pay day,” Bari wrote.

“This last time talking about it. A niggas stole my chain two years ago out car without me know and I seen him so I knocked him out and his niggas jumped in,” Bari wrote. “Would have jump me to after the way I knocked him out. I’m so gangster I was solo with my jewelry on. These the same niggas who put money in my pocket. I’m real Harlem.”

In a video that is now going viral, ASAP and Vlone co-founder ASAP Bari was caught out there and jumped by multiple people on a basketball court in his hometown of Harlem.

The video shows Bari squaring off with another unidentified man, but not long before, others join in and begin throwing punches at the Harlem tastemaker. A man and woman eventually get in between the altercation, which eventually ends the brawl.

Bari has had a series of unfortunate events unfold ever since he was accused of sexual assault in 2017. Since then, he has been fired from Vlone and dissed by ASAP Rocky during his Rolling Loud Set. Bari accused ASAP member Relli of being a snitch after ASAP Rocky was arrested in 2021 at LAX Airport after Relli was allegedly shot in his hand by Rocky.

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