Rihanna and Asap Rocky

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky refers to the relationship between hip-hop and R&B musicians Rihanna and A$AP Rocky who started dating in mid-2020. The couple became a meme due to the emotions of Rihanna's ex, Drake, their appearance at the MET Gala 2021, the two's pregnancy photos, as well as rumors regarding their break-up in 2022 due to Rocky cheating on Rihanna allegedly with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.


Start of Relationship

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's romantic history dates back to 2013 when she was spotted on the video set of an A$AP Mob music video,[1] however, they never dated publicly throughout the 2010s. In December 2019, rumors surfaced regarding their possible romance once more when on December 11th, 2019, Rihanna was spotted at a show of Rocky's in Sweden,[2] shortly after he was released from prison there on assault charges. On the 14th of that month, the two were spotted at dinner together in London, England (shown below).[3]

The two were quiet about their relationship going into the COVID-19 Pandemic, however, in an interview with GQ[4] from May 2021, Rocky talked about the two spending Christmas 2020 together in Barbados as well as their time spent on a tour bus from Los Angeles to New York City in which their romance grew. At the time of the GQ interview, their relationship was public and Rocky stated within it that Rihanna was, "The love of my life."


Rumors of Drake and Rihanna dating go as far back as May 2009 when the two were spotted bowling together.[5] The two's on-again-off-again status resurfaced in pop culture multiple times between 2009 and 2015. In 2016, their relationship escalated when Drake shared an Instagram[6] post on August 29th, 2016 after the Video Music Awards in which he was kissing Rihanna on the forehead, earning roughly 1.4 million likes in five years (shown below). They shared a kiss on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016[5] as well as got matching tattoos soon after.

champagnepapi e • Follow •.. champagnepapi o This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us! You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. Tonight we celebrate you! @badgalriri 293w imokayareu l'm heartbroken 197w 41 likes leonardhollinsjrr Vt 197w 3 likes correayvette D Liked by cousinlitmag and 1,476,785 others AUGUST 29, 2016 Comments on this post have been limited.

On May 3rd, 2018, Rihanna revealed in an interview with Vogue[7] magazine that her and Drake were no longer dating. She stated in the interview that, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either."

MET Gala 2021

On September 13th, 2021, the 2021 Met Gala took place in which Rihanna and A$AP Rocky appeared together. They arrived fashionably late and Rocky's outfit received the most meme attention. He was wearing a multi-colored comforter that many Twitter users, like dykedotorg,[8] related to the breakfast cereal Cap'n Crunch Berries. Her tweet (shown below, left) earned roughly 17,000 likes in less than 24 hours. Twitter[9] user Velocijoey also likened Rocky's outfit to the aesthetic of Candy Crush. His tweet received roughly 500 likes in the same time frame (shown below, right).

Joey Castillo:) @Velocijoey Okay but why is ASAP Rocky out here looking like Candy Crush at the #MetGala o ?!

Overall, internet users were happy for the couple during their MET Gala appearance. For instance, on September 13th, the Twitter[10] account of PopCrave tweeted a video of Rihanna and Rocky on the Gala carpet, stating, "Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are adorable together." The tweet earned roughly 5,900 likes in seven months (shown below).

Pregnancy Photos

On January 31, 2022, Rihanna and Rocky were photographed walking through New York City's Harlem with Rihanna emphasizing her baby bump.[11] The news and photographs went viral online. For instance, on the 31st, Twitter[12] page PopCulture2000s tweeted the photos and earned roughly 75,400 likes in three months (shown below, left). Also on the 31st, Twitter[13] user GimK_ recaptioned the Bitch, You Better Be Joking meme from Euphoria in a tweet that referenced both the pregnancy and the delay of Rihanna's upcoming album, earning roughly 270,900 likes in three months (shown below, right).

your ultimate P lug y @GimK_ ... wheres the album? rihanna: Bitch, I'm pregnant 11:02 AM · Jan 31, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 34.4K Retweets 966 Quote Tweets 270.9K Likes

In January and going into February 2022, the memes and tweets regarding Rihanna's pregnancy started to reference Drake in conjunction. They essentially imagined Drake's jealousy regarding it. For instance, on the 31st, Twitter[14] user Depressed_Bihhh captioned an image of Cassie from Euphoria with, "Drake waking up and seeing why Rihanna trending," earning roughly 382,700 likes in three months (shown below).

Thee Stallion's W----*4 @Depressed_Bihhh ... Drake waking up and seeing why Rihanna trending 10:32 AM · Jan 31, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone

On February 14th, Twitter[15] user gabgonebad tweeted a video of Rocky on the Fendy Beauty red carpet with Rihanna in which he stated, "I just never seen a female look so beautiful pregnant." The video received roughly 2.2 million views and 115,600 likes in two months (shown below).

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's Break-up Rumors

On April 14th, 2022, Twitter[16] user LOUIS_via_ROMA, also known as Louis Pisano, a fashion influencer covered by Interview[17] magazine in March 2022, stated in a tweet that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky had split because Rihanna had caught him cheating on her with shoe designer Amina Muaddi. The tweet earned roughly 36,900 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below).

LOUIS ... @LOUIS_via_ROMA Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split. Rihanna broke up with him after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi. 3:10 PM · Apr 14, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 4,743 Retweets 12.1K Quote Tweets 36.9K Likes

The rumor was reiterated by Twitter[18] page Kurrco on the same day, earning roughly 76,500 likes in the same time frame. Both tweets fueled memes and reactions online. For instance, on the 14th, Twitter[19] user LesediNkosana tweeted, "Asap Rocky cheated on Rihanna,women are about to hate man 10x more than ever," earning roughly 118,200 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). Twitter[20] user backendoc tweeted about Rocky being dumb for cheating on Rihanna, captioning an image of a guy passed out on a couch with, "asap rocky when it’s time to use his brain cells," earning roughly 29,700 likes in less than a day (shown below, right).

LESEDI @LesediNkosana Asap Rocky cheated on Rihanna,women are about to hate man 1Ox more than ever. 4:34 PM · Apr 14, 2022 · Twitter for Android DOC @backendoc · 16h asap rocky when it's time to use his brain cells bro died on my couch

Overall, many users were shocked that Rocky would cheat on Rihanna given her wealth, social status, beauty and pregnancy. A meme trend developed out of this shock in which male meme creators would ironically "shoot their shot" with Rihanna. For instance, Twitter[21] user OvOBrezzzy posted a screenshot of an Instagram DM between him and Rihanna in which he'd sent her a bowling emoji in reference to the NSFW Bowling Animations. The tweet earned roughly 67,300 likes in less than a day (shown below).

Breezy' 0 @OvOBrezzzy Heard Rihanna and ASAP Rocky just broke up•• badgalriri badgalriri Instagram 126M followers · 4.8K posts You don't follow each other on Instagram View profile 2:42 PM O Message. 3:43 PM · Apr 14, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone

Another common reaction to the break-up was imagining how Drake was reacting to it. Many meme creators referenced Drake having another shot with Rihanna. For instance, Twitter[22] user slvppy posted a meme that exploited the Don't Worry Baby, He's Just A Nerd! template, replacing the characters with Rihanna, Drake and A$AP Rocky (shown below, left). The tweet earned roughly 83,600 likes in less than a day. Also on the 14th, Twitter[23] user o6inna captioned a photo of Drake excited and shouting at a concert with, "Drake after hearing Rihanna and ASAP Rocky are no longer together," earning roughly 114,900 likes in less than a day (shown below, right).

Don't worry baby, he's just a NERD! CAP WHY DO THEY ALWAYS PICK THUGS? YEARS LATER Hey baby! Remember me! BEAT IT CHICK! Why can't I find a good man? Frenchkind E ... @o6inna Drake after hearing Rihanna and ASAP Rocky are no longer together 5:11 PM · Apr 14, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone .......

Going into the next day, the rumor regarding Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's break-up had not been confirmed by a reputable source.

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External References

[1] The YBF – 2013

[2] The YBF – 2019

[3] Twitter – Rihanna and A$AP in London

[4] GQ – A$AP Rocky

[5] People – Drake and Rihanna

[6] Instagram – @champagnepapi

[7] Vogue – Rihanna and Drake Break-up

[8] Twitter – @dykedotorg

[9] Twitter – @Velocijoey

[10] Twitter – @PopCrave

[11] Page Six – Pregnancy Photos

[12] Twitter – @PopCulture2000s

[13] Twitter – @GimK_

[14] Twitter – @Depressed_Bihhh

[15] Twitter – @gabgonebad

[16] Twitter – @LOUIS_via_ROMA

[17] Interview – Louis Pisano

[18] Twitter – @Kurrco

[19] Twitter – @LesediNkosana

[20] Twitter – @backendoc

[21] Twitter – @OvOBrezzzy

[22] Twitter – @slvppy

[23] Twitter – @o6inna

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