A month after welcoming their second child into the world, singer Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have finally unveiled the name they’ve chosen for their son: Riot Rose Mayers.
The name reveal has led to speculation that it could be an homage to A$AP Rocky’s recent song Riot, which featured Pharrell Williams.
According to the birth certificate, Riot was born on August 1, 2023, at 7.41 am. at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. In keeping with a naming tradition that favors the letter ‘R,’ the couple’s newest addition follows his older brother, RZA Athelston Mayers, born in May 2022.
Adding to the star-studded details surrounding the birth, Rihanna’s OB-GYN is listed as Dr. Thais Aliabadi, a prominent figure in celebrity healthcare.
She’s famously worked with Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner during their appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Dr. Aliabadi also recently assisted in delivering Al Pacino and girlfriend Noor Alfallah’s son, Roman.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the couple’s first public images of Riot, especially considering that Rihanna chose to share snapshots of her first son, RZA, seven months after his birth.
She had announced her second pregnancy earlier this year in a dramatically beautiful fashion—sporting a baby bump during the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
The first-born son’s name, RZA, serves as a tribute to the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs.
Motherhood has brought a transformative experience for Rihanna, as she expressed in a March interview with British Vogue: “Having a kid honestly unlocks another side of life where you’re now in the matrix with the people who’ve already had kids. You come to have a different respect for moms and dads.”