Rihanna and ASAP Rocky introduced their second child to the world this week in their first photo shoot as a family.
Riot Rose Myers is seen wearing a blanket as Rihanna cradles her newborn son to her chest. Photo Obtained by multiple outlets. Another shot posted to Instagram by the photographer shows ASAP Rocky (real name Rakim Myers) holding the baby, who is dressed in light pink overalls, as they pose alongside Rihanna and their firstborn, RZA Athelson Myers. “The Myers Boys,” Grammy winner and fashion magnate (real name Robin Fenty) commented below Miles Diggs’ post.
Riots were born on August 3, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. A month later, the newborn’s name was reported, revealing a connection to ASAP Rocky’s recent single “Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n),” which has lyrics that led fans to speculate that he and Rihanna had tied the knot. “My wife’s erotic, I’m smokin’ exotic,” he raps on the track.
Rihanna revealed she was pregnant with Riot in February during the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, her first live performance in years, where she danced and belted out her hits in a red jumpsuit that revealed her growing baby bump.
After the birth of her first child with ASAP Rocky, Rihanna kept RZA out of the spotlight, posting little videos of the baby on social media.
“We haven’t gotten around to it yet, really,” she told The Associated Press last year when asked about her decision not to share photos of her first child with the public. “We’re just living. But I guess there’s a certain freedom that comes with figuring it out.”
Since stepping down as CEO of her Savage X Fenty underwear brand in June, the “Diamonds” performer has been more willing to share photos of her children. In August, before giving birth to Riot, Rihanna dropped a Savage x Fenty maternity line. To promote the line of nursing bralettes, she cradled and nursed RZA for a series of Vogue photos.
“I want to remind people that you can still channel sex and feel good about being a parent,” she said.
The singer has yet to reveal whether she’s working on new music, but she told Apple Music earlier this year that her live-music comeback was influenced by her motherhood experience.
“When you’re a mom, there’s something that happens where you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything,” Rihanna said.
“As scary as (the Super Bowl) was because I haven’t been on the stage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about all these challenges. And it’s important … for my son to see that.”
Times staff writers Christy Caras and Alexandra give Rosario contributed to this report.