Looking to the future. A$AP RockyIn an interview published just two weeks after the birth of his son, he spoke out about the values he hopes to instill in his children. Rihanna.
“I will always remind my [future]Children should never lose their imagination, no matter how old they get. I actually love to watch cartoons,” the rapper, 33, told Dazed MagazineInterview published Monday, May 30, “I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who are discriminatory. And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but realistically, I just want a cool child with cool parents.”
He continued: “Things like diversity and versatility are important, and they’ll be embedded in the household.”
Fatherhood has made Rocky reflect on his own family and the importance legacy. He reflected on this during his Barbados trips with Rihanna, 34. “It was honestly so unbelievable. I had relatives there that only came up [to New York] once every five years, family I only spoke to over the phone my whole life,” he explained about returning to the island where his late father grew up. “You remember those one-dollar, five-dollar phone cards? Although I was taught about my heritage as a child, I didn’t get to experience it. I didn’t get to experience it until I was an adult. It was one of the most surreal experiences I’ve encountered in my lifetime.”
This was earlier in the month Us Weekly confirmed that the “Work” singer had given birth to a baby boy on May 13 in Los Angeles.
While walking along Harlem’s streets on a snowy January day, Rihanna revealed her baby bump. Rihanna also shared a glimpse of her growing belly to her social media followers that week. “How the gang pulled up to black history month,” the then-expectant star captioned a February Instagram photo taken in her bathroom.
The couple’s pregnancy announcement came nearly one year after Rocky talked about relationship publicly for the first time, describing the Fenty Beauty founder as “The One.”
“[It’s]The One is so much more. She is probably a million other people’s. I think when you know, you know,” he gushed to GQIn May 2021. When asked if he could see himself having children with Rihanna in the future, the New York native responded, “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely. I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child.”
Rihanna for her part was also hoping to start her own family. “She can’t wait to be a mom!” a source told UseIn February. “She’s embracing her pregnancy body and sees it as a beautiful thing. She’s been taking care of herself and her growing baby. ASAP is attending to her every need, definitely treating her like a princess.”
The insider added: “Rihanna’s going to be an amazing mother. She’s had some practice already with her nieces and nephews.”
One month before their son’s birth, Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after returning to the U.S. after a trip to Barbados with the “Umbrella” singer. The “Pesos” rapper was detained in connection with a November 2021 shooting and was later released on bail. Rihanna and he have not publicly commented on his arrest. His court date has been set for August 17.