Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have kept their son’s name a secret for nearly a year – but as he approaches his first birthday, his alleged Wu-Tang Clan inspired name has been revealed.
The Daily Mail reportedly got its hands on the baby’s birth certificate on Wednesday (May 10), revealing his name to be RZA Athelston Mayers. It also said he was born May 13 at 10:58 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Being named after legendary Hip Hop artists runs in the family, as Rocky previously revealed he was named after the rapper Rakim.
Rih and Rocky’s family will soon grow to welcome one more. While a due date hasn’t been revealed, the Bajan superstar was sporting a substantial bump when she performed at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show in February – which would mean she was already a few months along.
In a recent interview with British Vogue for her cover story, Rihanna opened up about her experiences with early motherhood.
“Oh my God, it’s legendary,” she said of her first nine months as a mother. “It’s everything. You really don’t remember life before, that’s the craziest thing ever.
She continued: “You literally try to remember it – and there are photos of my life before – but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don’t identify with it because you don’t even allow yourself mentally to get that far because… because it doesn’t matter.”
She also spoke on her relationship with Rocky. “We’re best friends with a baby,” Rih said. “We have to be on the same page, but we’ve always kind of had that in our relationship. Everything changes when you have a baby but I wouldn’t say it’s done anything but made us closer.”
“I’m just sitting on the sidelines when they’re together,” she added of Rocky’s adjustment to fatherhood. “I’m literally the girl trying to get into the boys club, waiting for my turn. He is obsessed with his father. And I’m like: ‘Didn’t I give birth to you? What is going on?’
“Their connection is undeniable. The second Rocky makes eye contact with him he is on fire. The whole thing they say about sons and moms, it’s a myth. Sons and fathers is crazy. I realized that the validation that you really need as a boy is from your father.”
HipHopDX has reached out to representatives for both Rihanna and A$AP Rocky for confirmation on baby RZA’s name.