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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's Baby Named After Wu-Tang Clan Member

11 May 2023 | 11:59 am | Jessie Lynch

Wu-Tang is for the children.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's first child's name has finally been revealed nearly one year after his birth - and it seems the stylish couple have paid homage to a hip-hop icon through their son's choice of name.

According to a British tabloid that discovered the tot's birth certificate, the baby boy's name is RZA Athelston Mayers, a nod to Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. 

Rocky's family has a history of being named after hip-hop heavyweights; his real name is Rakim Athelston Mayers after the legendary rapper.

In fact, Rakim met Rocky as a baby many years ago while driving around Harlem. 

“I remember a long time ago, driving through Harlem. A lady walks across the street. I’m at the light, she walks across the street. She got the carriage and everything,” Rakim told Hot 97 in 2019. 

“She says can ‘you sign this for me?’ I never say no. I say ‘what’s him name?’ Rakim. I’m like word? She’s like Rakim. I sign the joint, I remember that day, cause that was the first time hearing someone named their son after me. Like I said, humbling experience.”

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RiRi is currently pregnant with her and Rocky's second child, with the Umbrella singer revealing the news during her Super Bowl halftime performance in February 2023.

Speaking to ET about her first pregnancy and her iconic maternity looks, the Fenty Beauty mogul shared, "[Pregnancy's] a long nine to 10 months. You have to enjoy it. Fashion is one of my favourite things, so, you know, we're defying what it even means to be pregnant and maternal. It can get uncomfortable at times and so you can dress the part and pretend."

"It's all an exciting journey so far. I'm just taking it as it comes every week. There's always something new and I'm just taking it and I'm enjoying it."