American rapper,, A$AP Rocky is in love, he’s in love with Rihanna. Even more specifically- because I know a lot of people are also in love with Riri- Rocky is, in fact, in a relationship with Rihanna.
In an intimate new GQ cover story, Rocky leaves a trail of what he’s been up to and what the past few years of his life have looked like. Part of that includes sitting in a Swedish prison cell for “23 and a half-hours a day” after his 2019 arrest, sketching out pieces for a collaboration with Parisian designer Marine Serre, and yes, romancing Rihanna, calling her both “the love of my life” and “my lady.
He didn’t reveal exactly when the love birds started dating, but they’ve not escaped being at the centre of Hollywood paparazzi and hot romance rumours. That said, both lovers have been spotted in Barbados, Los Angeles, and elsewhere since last year and posed together to promote Fenty Skin last summer. They appeared together on the red carpet at the 2019 Fashion Awards in London. Plus, Rocky was the opening act on Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour all the way back in 2013, where they performed together at the 2012 MTV VMAs. Not forgetting that Riri was the video vixen in Rocky’s Fashion Killa video released in 2013.
Born Rakim Athelaston Mayers, Rocky thinks being coupled up is “so much better when you got The One,” as he says in the profile. “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones.” And then, to really leave it unambiguous, he underlines everything in verbal Sharpie: “I think when you know, you know. She’s The One.”
Rocky also dug deep into the past year of his life, including dropping acid, designing clothes, and doing as much traveling as possible. With Rihanna, in a large bus, from L.A. all the way to New York City. We live to mantled in such romance, don’t we all? “God blessed me with a lot, so I’m working with that,” he says, “and that’s enough to make some fuckin’ fire.”
Rocky’s latest album is, for now, titled All Smiles and features one confirmed collaborator: Morrissey. Rihanna’s presence will be felt, he hints, by virtue of being there to help with the work, though he won’t reveal much else. No word, either, on whether or not he also worked on the much-discussed, still-in-production reggae album Rihanna has been rumoured to be working on.
But Rocky is in love with the love of his life, having a time of his life. And he’s free. “I’ve been experimenting with style, with rhythm, with sonics, film, food, health, love, life- for real,” Rocky says. The rapper seemed game when he was asked if he’s ready to be a father. “I would have a very fly child. Very.” If that child is the product of Rocky and Fenty, expect him/her to have the fashion industry bow at their feet.
You can read the entire piece over at GQ.