Few know how the relationship between singer Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky was conceived, so it was she herself who told Vogue magazine about the long road they traveled until the current wait for the arrival of their first child.
The singer of hits like Umbrella, Diamonds and Where have you been revealed that it took her a long time to establish a true relationship with the 33-year-old rapper, whom she first met in 2012.
Drake wasn’t the only performer Rihanna had in the friend zone, but he was the one with the least luck because, in the end, it was A$AP Rocky who managed to win the singer’s heart and start a family with her.
“People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me. It took me a while to get over how well I know him and how well she knows me, because we also know the trouble we can get into,” Rihanna (34) said to Vogue.
The Savage X Fenty creator recalled that she met her current partner when they remixed Cockiness at the 2012 MTV VMAs, and she made an unexpected move during the televised broadcast.
“He grabbed my butt on stage. That wasn’t part of the rehearsal! I thought how did he come up with doing that,” Rihanna described , assuring that her manager thought she felt some attraction to A$AP Rocky , because of Otherwise, I would never have allowed that to happen.
Speaking of the development of their relationship, Rihanna said that the rapper is already part of her family after all the time they spent together during the health crisis due to Covid-19 and the trip they took together on a bus from Los Angeles to New York, in the summer of 2020, in which she dedicated herself to preparing food on a grill and she to dyeing shirts.
For the 2020 New Year’s Eve parties, the couple traveled to Barbados, where Rihanna and Rocky’s dad are from, for the formal introduction between the rapper and the singer’s mom, Monica Braithwaite, whose approval is not easy to get. win, she told Vogue.
“My mother knows how to read people very well. First she observes and then she moves slowly. I guess I’m like that too,” explained the singer and businesswoman.
“There are some guys that I’ve dated that she doesn’t even look at to this day. But she loved Rocky from the first moment,” she detailed.
Rihanna also shared everything she enjoys with the rapper, from being outdoors to the biggest stages in the world.
“I love the simple things, but also the great adventures. There is no pretentious nonsense, we only live. I feel that I can do anything by his side,” Rihanna explained .