A$AP Rocky and Rihanna attend the 2023 Golden Globes.Christopher Polk/NBC through Getty Photographs
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna have been shut pals and collaborators for practically a decade.
The “Sundress” rapper confirmed their relationship in Might 2021, calling Rihanna “the one.”
The couple welcomed their son in Might 2022. Rihanna revealed her second being pregnant on the 2023 Tremendous Bowl.
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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky turned companions and oldsters after practically a decade of collaboration.
Whereas Rihanna has made hit songs like “Work” and “We Discovered Love” — in addition to launched billion-dollar firms like Savage X Fenty and Fenty Magnificence — A$AP Rocky, whose actual title is Rakim Mayers, has additionally constructed a formidable popularity within the music business with hits like “F**kin’ Issues.”
The 2 artists have at all times been supportive of one another’s careers, whether or not it is starring collectively in a music video or partnering up for skincare campaigns, and confirmed their rumored romance in 2021.
This is a whole timeline of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s relationship.
Ashley Simone Johnson contributed reporting to this text.
September 2012: They carried out collectively on the MTV VMAs
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna carry out on the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.Lester Cohen/WireImage
The duo first paired up when Rihanna tapped Rocky to function on the remix of her tune, “Cockiness (Love It).”
They carried out their remix collectively onstage on the VMAs, the place Rocky grabbed Rihanna’s butt and gave her a peck on the cheek.
Rihanna later informed Vogue the PDA wasn’t deliberate.
“He grabbed my ass on stage. That was not a part of the rehearsal!” she revealed. “I used to be like, ‘What are you doing!?'”
She additionally stated her crew was shocked when she did not get upset: “My supervisor was like, ‘Oh, God, she should like this man somewhat bit. She by no means lets this shit slide.'”
March 8, 2013: Rocky joined Rihanna on tour
Rihanna recruited the “Goldie” rapper to be her opening act on the Diamonds World Tour.
The tour included 28 stops and ended on Might 5, 2013.
April 10, 2013: Rocky denied courting rumors
Rocky clarified his relationship standing whereas on set for A$AP Ferg’s “Work” remix video.
“Yeah, I anticipated folks to say that me and Rihanna had been sleeping round. We’re simply cool,” he informed MTV. “Man, dudes be tryin’ to entrance like they tappin’ Rihanna’s [anatomy] and all that, however they do not be hittin’ it.”
“I aint hittin’ it both. I am simply cool along with her. I do not even take a look at her like that. She’s attractive, however I am good,” he continued.
“That is actually a good friend. She helps me, man. She’s bringing me out, she ain’t have to try this. That woman got here to my Coachella a yr in the past. I obtained nothing however love for Rih Rih; that is the homey proper there. I ain’t tryin’ to get in no hassle with no Rihanna rumors.”
September 2013: Rihanna starred in Rocky’s ‘Style Killa’ music video
Rihanna starred as Rocky’s love curiosity in his video for “Style Killa,” a single from his debut studio album “Lengthy. Stay. A$AP.”
In an interview with 106 & Park, the rapper was requested why he selected Rihanna to be in his video, to which he replied, “She’s a style killa in my eyes. I respect her jigginess. I respect her style sense.”
He added: “The chemistry was simply natural. We had been cool, we had been chilling, it was no matter. We had been pale. We had been having enjoyable.”
Whereas filming the music video, they took to Instagram to put up “couple-y” behind-the-scenes pictures, in accordance with Teen Vogue.
At the moment, nevertheless, Rocky was reportedly courting Chanel Iman.
Might 27, 2015: Rocky mentioned his breakup with Iman and his relationship with Rihanna
In an interview with Sizzling 97, the rapper opened up about his break up from the mannequin after practically two years of courting.
“I used to be so in love. To at the present time, it is all good. I feel for me, we’re younger and it was one thing that was so actual that it was so critical,” he defined. “I’d say excellent woman, flawed time. I am not OK with dropping her, however that is the best way of the world. It is not meant to work proper now.”
When requested a couple of potential romance with Rihanna, he replied, “It by no means occurred. If it occurred, then it might have occurred. We did not do this.”
He added: “You by no means know. That is not what I am wanting ahead to. I am wanting ahead to the friendship that I have already got with all these females as a result of life is so difficult.”
June 2018: They had been photographed wanting cozy throughout Paris Style Week
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer time 2019 present.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Photographs
The pair sat side-by-side whereas entrance row at a Louis Vuitton present. They had been photographed smiling and getting shut, Rocky’s arm draped round Rihanna.
On the time, Rihanna was apparently courting Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, whereas Rocky had lately been linked to Kendall Jenner.
September 2018: Rocky attended Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
The rapper attended the annual occasion in New York Metropolis to help Rihanna’s basis, which helps elevate funds to enhance well being care and education schemes worldwide.
January 2019: Rocky opened up about his love life
Throughout an interview on The Angie Martinez Present, Rocky confirmed he was in a brand new relationship with a “common” woman.
“I desire long-term friendships and relationships and acquaintances versus one-night stands or simply going out with anyone, then having them be your ex and hating them,” he stated. “That is why, for me, if I become involved with a feminine, 9 occasions out of 10, she’s going to be in my life from that time shifting ahead.”
On the time, Rocky was rumored to be courting Prime Store mannequin Jasmine Daniels. Eight months later, nevertheless, he stepped out with Brazilian mannequin Daiane Sodré.
Later that yr, Rocky revealed he is “been a intercourse addict for a while.”
“These are issues folks steer clear of, they do not prefer to admit. I am unable to be embarrassed about it. I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve. I will not do nothing that I am not proud talking of,” he informed Martinez throughout an episode of “Untold Tales of Hip Hop.”
When Martinez requested if he is “able to a monogamous relationship,” Rocky replied, “Sure, after all.”
September 2019: Rocky attended the Diamond Ball once more
A$AP Rocky attends Rihanna’s fifth annual Diamond Ball in 2019.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Photographs for Diamond Ball
The “Babushka Boi” rapper got here out to help his good friend’s charity occasion for the second yr in a row.
December 2, 2019: Rocky and Rihanna posed collectively on the British Style Awards
The superstars had been by one another’s sides for yet one more occasion, posing collectively on the purple carpet on the British Style Awards.
Rihanna shared an Instagram put up for the event, wherein she thanked Rocky for being so supportive of her enterprise endeavors.
Her caption learn: “And thanks @asaprocky for representing us on the carpet and at all times being so supportive of @Fenty !!”
December 11, 2019: Rihanna attended Rocky’s Stockholm live performance
Shortly after Rihanna was reportedly hanging out with Rocky’s entourage after his Rolling Loud set in New York Metropolis, the sweetness mogul was noticed within the crowd on the “On a regular basis” rapper’s live performance in Sweden.
January 17, 2020: They frolicked on the 2020 Yams Day Profit Live performance
On the heels of her break up from Jameel, Rihanna was seen hanging out with Rocky and Drake on the annual charity live performance, which Rocky organizes and headlines together with his musical group, A$AP Mob.
Later that very same day, Rihanna and Rocky had been photographed sharing laughs whereas attending a live performance in New York, in accordance with The Solar.
February 11, 2020: They’d a meal collectively at Good Man amid reviews of ‘hooking up’
The pair organized a clandestine meet-up at West Hollywood restaurant Good Man. In accordance with OK! Journal, they arrived individually and Rocky saved his hood over his head all through dinner.
A couple of days prior, an nameless supply informed Us Weekly, “Rihanna and A$AP are hanging out and hooking up. They’re having enjoyable and have at all times had chemistry.”
Summer time 2020: Their relationship turned critical throughout a cross-country street journey
In a 2022 interview with Vogue, Rihanna confirmed that it “took some time” for Rocky to get out of the “good friend zone,” however stated they started courting firstly of the coronavirus pandemic.
That summer time, they drove from Los Angeles to New York collectively in a tour bus.
“He turned my household in that point,” she stated.
In accordance with Vogue editor Chioma Nnadi, “They’d park and Rihanna would grill barefoot whereas Rocky tie-dyed T-shirts picked up on the gasoline station.”
“I like the straightforward issues but additionally the grand adventures,” Rihanna informed Nnadi. “There is no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bullshit, it is simply us residing. I simply really feel like I can do any a part of life by his facet.”
July 2020: Rihanna recruited Rocky for her Fenty Pores and skin marketing campaign
The 2 artists did a photoshoot collectively to advertise the Fenty Magnificence founder’s new skincare line.
August 26, 2020: Rocky interviewed Rihanna for Vogue
Throughout a filmed interview, the 2 appeared giddy and could not cease laughing as Rihanna answered 15 questions from Rocky, primarily about style and skincare.
At one level, Rihanna informed the rapper he had “fairly pores and skin.”
She additionally requested him concerning the hardest half about engaged on her Fenty Pores and skin marketing campaign was, to which he replied, “I feel the toughest half about working with you just isn’t goofin’ off and laughing the entire time.”
“Like, this shit is comedy. That is the toughest half,” he continued. “You understand, folks be so cool it is arduous to not, to not giggle. That is all. However it was enjoyable. The toughest half just isn’t having an excessive amount of enjoyable. You simply overlook that it is nonetheless, you realize, work on the finish of the day.”
On the finish of the interview, Rocky thanked Rihanna for “figuring out my magnificence as a person.”
“I recognize you, like for actual, for actual,” he continued. “It was good catching up with you and every little thing.”
November 30, 2020: Individuals journal confirmed reviews of their romance
After months of courting rumors, an nameless supply informed Those who Rihanna and Rocky had made their relationship official. On the time, neither star immediately corroborated this declare.
Late 2020: They grabbed dinner in New York and strolled across the metropolis collectively
In November, Rihanna and Rocky had been seen getting dinner with a gaggle of pals on the Beatrice Inn, a restaurant within the West Village, in accordance with Web page Six.
In December, the couple was noticed strolling side-by-side at night time, sporting winter coats and masks.
An nameless supply informed Individuals, “they have been inseparable the previous few weeks,” including, “it is a new relationship, however they each appear very into it.”
December 29, 2020: The 2 had been noticed vacationing collectively in Barbados
In the course of the Christmas vacation, the couple vacationed in Rihanna’s residence nation Barbados, in accordance with TMZ.
The pair had been seen jet snowboarding, tubing, and occurring dinner dates. They had been additionally photographed kissing on a ship, all however confirming their romantic relationship.
Whereas there, the singer shared a video on Instagram of some island delicacies, catered by native restaurant SweetToDeBone.
Rihanna informed Vogue that she introduced Rocky residence to fulfill her household.
“My mom has a very good learn on folks. She observes first after which she’ll transfer slowly. I assume I am like that too,” she stated. “There are some guys that I’ve dated that she will not even take a look at to at the present time. However she was charmed by him from the leap.”
January 19, 2021: They dined once more in New York Metropolis
The couple was seen getting dinner with a gaggle of pals on the Italian restaurant Emilio’s Ballato, in accordance with E! Information.
“Everybody gathered collectively for dinner and to share tales,” a supply informed the information outlet. “There was plenty of meals handed across the desk and laughter coming from inside. They stayed for over two hours earlier than leaving individually. Rihanna left with pals and averted being seen with Rocky.”
April 13, 2021: The couple attended a cocktail party in Los Angeles
The singer and rapper had been noticed but once more attending dinner collectively, this time at LA hotspot Delilah, in accordance with US Weekly.
To make issues extra attention-grabbing, the feast was hosted by Drake, in accordance with Advanced.
Rihanna saved it low-key with sun shades and a face masks on, whereas Rocky walked behind her in leather-based trousers and a bomber jacket.
Might 19, 2021: Rocky confirmed their romantic relationship and known as Rihanna ‘the one’
In an interview with GQ, the rapper known as Rihanna “my girl” and “the love of my life,” formally confirming the courting rumors.
“So a lot better if you obtained ‘the one.’ She quantities to most likely, like, 1,000,000 of the opposite ones,” he stated. “I feel when you realize, you realize. She’s the one.”
Rocky additionally revealed that Rihanna had “completely” impressed a few of his new music and has given suggestions on his working tasks.
“It is essential to have anyone which you can bounce these artistic juices and concepts off of. It is only a totally different viewpoint,” he stated.
The “Sundress” hitmaker even mentioned parenthood, saying he is “completely” able to change into a father, “if that is in my future.”
“I feel I would be an unbelievable, remarkably, total superb dad,” he informed GQ. “I’d have a really fly youngster. Very.”
June 27, 2021: Rocky swept Rihanna off her toes
Throughout a date night time in Manhattan, the self-titled “Fairly Boy Flacko” scooped Rihanna up and carried her by way of the Decrease East Facet, in accordance with TMZ.
July 10, 2021: Rihanna and Rocky had been noticed filming a brand new mission in New York Metropolis
The 2 had been seen hugging and holding fingers as they took a stroll by way of the Bronx with a movie crew.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are seen on set for a music video on July 10, 2021 in New York Metropolis.Gotham/GC Photographs through Getty
The next day, the couple was photographed sitting and smiling on a hearth escape in the identical borough, movie crew readily available.
They coordinated with colourful, fuzzy apparel: Rihanna donned a pink outsized coat, whereas Rocky wore a puffy inexperienced Eskimo hat.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are seen filming a music video within the Bronx on July 11, 2021 in New York Metropolis.Raymond Corridor/GC Photographs through Getty
July 24, 2021: The pair traveled to Miami collectively
Rihanna and Rocky visited Miami’s World Well-known Home of Mac and had dinner with the restaurant’s proprietor Derrick Turton, in accordance with the Each day Mail.
After dinner, they embraced one another and posed for pictures with Turton.
September 6, 2021: Nicki Minaj posted a photograph with Rihanna and Rocky
The pleased couple spent a night hanging out on the Petty residence, posing for a comfy picture on the couch with Minaj, in addition to her husband and son.
Minaj posted the group shot on Instagram, writing within the caption, “Love her downnnnnnn.” She additionally added the hashtags “Queen Rih” and “Caribbean ladies run it.”
September 13, 2021: They made their purple carpet debut as a pair on the Met Gala
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attend the 2021 Met Gala.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
The couple arrived late to the famed fundraiser, however made loads of time to pose collectively on the purple carpet.
The Fenty Magnificence founder wore an all-black Balenciaga ensemble for the “In America: A Lexicon of Style” theme. In distinction, the trendy rapper wore wore a patterned multicolored quilt designed by ERL.
He later took off the quilt to disclose a swimsuit beneath, whereas his girlfriend appeared on lovingly.
It was the primary time Rihanna had made an official public look with a person because the 2013 Grammy Awards.
January 31, 2022: The couple revealed they’re anticipating their first youngster collectively
Rihanna and Rocky had been photographed strolling hand-in-hand by way of his hometown of Harlem on January 28.
Within the set of pictures — revealed by Web page Six, the Each day Mail, and Individuals three days later — Rihanna’s coat was strategically unbuttoned to disclose her rising child bump, which she adorned with a bejeweled physique chain.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky photographed in New York Metropolis after eating at Pastis on January 28, 2022.Gotham/GC Photographs
It could be the primary youngster for each Rihanna and Rocky, who’ve every mentioned their eagerness for parenthood up to now.
Again in March 2020, Rihanna informed British Vogue that she deliberate to have “three or 4” youngsters within the subsequent 10 years, even when she did not have a associate.
Throughout her third trimester, Rihanna informed Vogue that she and Rocky weren’t essentially planning to begin a household, “however actually not planning in opposition to it.”
“I do not know once I ovulate or any of that kind of shit. We simply had enjoyable,” she stated. “After which it was simply there on the take a look at. I did not waste any time. I known as him inside and confirmed him. Then I used to be within the physician’s workplace the subsequent morning and our journey started.”
Might 13, 2022: Rihanna gave beginning to a child boy
In accordance with reviews, Rihanna and Rocky welcomed a son on Might 13, 2022, though the information did not make headlines for one more week. The couple has but to disclose their kid’s title.
“We simply did not get round to it but actually,” she later informed the Washington Submit, referring to the title reveal. “We have simply been residing, however I assume there is a sure freedom that comes with sort of simply, like, getting it on the market.”
December 19, 2022: Rihanna shared the primary video of their son
For her TikTok debut, Rihanna shared the primary take a look at her child boy in a automobile seat, laughing and smiling on the digital camera.
Rihanna had beforehand informed Leisure Tonight that her son is a “pleased child” and that waking as much as his face is her favourite a part of motherhood.
February 12, 2023: Rihanna revealed her second being pregnant whereas headlining the Tremendous Bowl halftime present
Rihanna performs on the 2023 Tremendous Bowl.Gregory Shamus/Getty Photographs
Rihanna took the stage at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in a purple jumpsuit, strategically unzipped to disclose her rising child bump.
A consultant for the singer confirmed her being pregnant to The Hollywood Reporter after the efficiency.
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