At last, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky revealed their firstborn’s name, ostensibly honoring Wu-Tang Clan member RZA.
The Daily Mail obtained a copy of the birth certificate, which divulged that their firstborn’s full name is RZA Athelston Mayers. The soon-to-be 1-year-old shares the same middle name as his father. Rihanna gave birth to baby RZA on May 13, 2022.
The “Diamonds” singer and “L$D” rapper hasn’t released a statement or a “sike,” but Twitter users are praying for one.
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) May 10, 2023
so Rihanna son is named RZA and someone said name the new baby Ghostface Killah 😭😭
— Spreadie Gibbs 👐🏽 (@_WickedHeart) May 10, 2023
Celebrities have a real hard time giving their kids a normal ass name don’t they
— Monilyth (@monilyth) May 11, 2023
Imagine naming your baby after someone else’s stage name. Rihanna named her baby Rza. After RZA from Wu Tang. That’s not even HIS name, it’s Robert https://t.co/KjgIfxfy8J
— Red Carpet Maven (@RedCarpetMaven) May 11, 2023
Rihanna: “What u wanna name the baby?
Asap: “Ruler, Zig-Zag-Zig, Allah” pic.twitter.com/Z9rF8OSXlY
— BlackTMZ (@BlackTMZ1) May 11, 2023
Other Twitter users praised the couple for the name.
wait rihanna named her baby rza?? that’s actually really camp and cute idk
— jini (@ohjinika) May 11, 2023
Wait I love that Rihanna and Asap named their baby Rza.
— Sumi Floyd (@SumiFloyd) May 11, 2023
Maybe I’m a hip hop nerd, but RZA is a pretty cool name for your kid. Especially if you’re a billionaire.
— kevikev (@KevCoke6) May 11, 2023
Prior to the name drop, Rihanna and A$AP did drop hints that their son’s name would be associated with the Wu-Tang Clan. Like when they went to dinner last month at the Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi, Rihanna dressed casually in a Wu-Tang jersey. A$AP has also donned several Wu-Tang shirts and did a song with Drake called “Wu-Tang Forever.”
The Wu-Tang Clan is a hip-hop group from the ’90s, known for hits like “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Back in the Game” and “Method Man.”
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs is RZA’s real name.
Rihanna and A$AP are expecting their second child. The “Cheers (Drink to That)” singer revealed her pregnancy news during her performance at the Super Bowl.