Rihanna’s newborn son has finally made his public debut, and he’s lovely. Over the weekend, the “Lift Me Up” singer and Fenty mogul shared a 45-second TikTok video of her 7-month-old kid giggling and smiling in his car seat with A$AP Rocky, giving us all baby fever.
In the TikTok video, you can hear his famous mom chuckling at him in the background, and he tried to grab her phone away at one point, like any regular baby being videotaped. “Hacked,” she captioned the adorable video, which also marked Rihanna’s official TikTok debut.
“That tiny man has no idea his mother is Rihanna,” one TikToker remarked beneath the video.
“Rii!” wrote another. You created a person! You guys, he’s genuine. “I already adore him.”
Paris Hilton also left a message, saying, “So thrilled for you.”
The “Lift Me Up” singer and “D.M.B.” rapper welcomed their kid in May, five months after announcing her pregnancy with a viral photo session in New York in late January.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 2023 Super Bowl champion discussed her favorite aspects of parenting thus far, including seeing that adorable grin we saw on TikTok. “Oh my goodness, the mornings, seeing his morning face!” “Seeing a newborn with tiny bags and waking up, they’re simply frightened,” she explained. “They’re attempting to determine their whereabouts.” “It’s the prettiest thing ever, and it’s my favorite moment of the day.”
Since his birth, the couple has been cautious about posting pictures of the baby on social media. However, on the same day that their newborn boy made his official public debut, Hollywood Unlocked revealed photographs of him that were exclusively provided for the publication by Rihanna herself. Jason Lee, CEO of Hollywood Unlocked, explained how he obtained the exclusive photos, saying it all came down to the “Umbrella” singer’s support of Black media and her refusal to allow paparazzi access to her child.
“Since the new photographs of ASAP and Rihanna’s kid are out, let me tell you how this happened,” Lee stated on December 17 in a series of tweets. “She FaceTimed me yesterday to tell me that paparazzi had taken illegal images of their kid and planned to distribute them.” So she told me that if anyone was going to publish it, she wanted me to.
“She wanted Black Media to do it because she wasn’t going to have a choice.” First and foremost, I am flattered that they would place their faith in me, and it is unfortunate that it had to be this way. I wish they could have chosen. At HU, children are not permitted. “I think some people don’t care,” Lee went on. “But what’s most striking is how, in the midst of her baby being publicized without her consent, she wanted black media to receive it first.” “I wish more people considered black media in this way.”
Riri’s and A$AP Rocky’s son’s names are yet to be released. But, as seen by these new photos and the TikTok video, Rihanna’s parenting content will arrive in due course and on her own terms, as it should! (And, no offense, but we’re still hoping for that maternity line.)