Rihanna And ASAP Rocky Name Their Second Son, “RIOT”

According to a birth certificate obtained by The Blast, the couple has chosen the name Riot Rose Mayers for their new son. The certificate indicates that the baby was born on August 1st at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Rihanna, the singer-turned-beauty mogul at 35, and A$AP Rocky, the rapper at 34, seem to have established a naming tradition for their children, with names that all start with the letter ‘R’. Their first son, born in May 2022, was named RZA Athelston Mayers, paying tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA.

It’s possible that the name Riot Rose Mayers could be a reference to A$AP Rocky’s recent track ‘Riot’, released in July and featuring Pharrell Williams.

Rihanna announced her second pregnancy during her Super Bowl halftime show performance in February 2023 when she was seen rubbing her stomach on stage, sparking speculation among viewers. Following the birth of their son, sources reported that the new parents intend to keep a low profile in the early days of parenthood and won’t immediately make plans to introduce their new baby to the public.