Rihanna And A$AP Rocky's Second Baby Boy, Riot Rose, Makes His Media Debut

Back in February, Rihanna headlined the Super Bowl halftime show. In the days leading up to the performance, Riri teased a "surprise" guest. Turns out, she was referring to the unborn baby in her uterus. Rihanna kicked off the show by cupping her belly, essentially communicating to the 121 million viewers at home: "I am with child."

Rihanna's big reveal was particularly surprising cuz she and A$AP Rocky had welcomed their first son, RZA (pronounced "Rizza"), a mere nine months before. Damn, those two worked fast! Fast forward to this August: TMZ reported that Baby #2 had arrived earlier that month. They cryptically reported, "We don't yet know the kiddo's name, but we do know it starts with 'R' and it's a boy." Ah, another 'R' for Rihanna and A$AP (his real name is Rakim). Somebody went to the Kardashian school of "let's give all our kids the same first initial."

Today, Mysterious 'R' Baby #2 finally made his official media debut. Rihanna, 35, and A$AP Rocky, 24, posed for a photoshoot with their newborn and revealed his name: Riot Rose. Oh wow, a double R!

The new pics show Rihanna, A$AP, baby Riot, and painfully cute RZA, now 17-months-old, hanging out at home and posing as a family outside (in their driveway, maybe?). The outdoor photos look like they were shot by paparazzi, and that's because they were. Rihanna hired paparazzo Miles "Diggzy" Diggs, the same photographer she used to reveal she was pregnant with RZA (you remember those bedazzled baby bump photos in Harlem, oui?).

Here are the pics:

As for the name, a source told Entertainment Tonight:

"Not everyone knows this, but Rocky loves flowers--he loves having fresh flowers in the house, he loves decorating with flowers, and he even had real flowers in his grill once," a source tells ET. Roses, in particular, hold a special place in Rihanna's heart as they are her favorite flowers.

Apparently, Riri and A$AP have been dropping hints about their baby name for months. At the Met Gala in May, Rihanna wore a white Valentino gown with roses and A$AP wore a red kilt similar to one he wore in the music video for his new song, which is called "RIOT" (oh SHIT):

Damn. The clues were all there. I feel like a fool. A FOOL!


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