Rihanna’s baby boy’s name can finally be revealed after keeping the nickname a secret for almost a year.
DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained a copy of the little boy’s birth certificate, which reveals his name is RZA Athelston Mayers.
The child, whom the superstar, 35, has with her partner A$AP Rocky, is said to have been named in honor of producer and rapper RZA, 53 – the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan – the American hip-hop collective formed in Staten Island in 1992.
Rihanna suggested the name by wearing clothes similar to the Wu-Tang Clan, which consists of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and the late Ol’ Dirty B* *tard, several times since giving birth.
Fans had recently speculated that the little boy might have been named Noah, but there was little evidence of his real name.
Finally revealed! DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained a copy of her son’s certificate of live birth, which reveals his full name is RZA Athelston Mayer (Rihanna pictured in a Wu-Tang Clan top last month)
Under the radar: Rihanna and her partner A$AP Rocky welcomed the baby boy on May 13 last year, but she has kept his name a secret from her curious fans until now
Big fan? The extent of Rihanna’s fandom for RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan isn’t entirely clear; pictured April 15 in LA
Notably, the live birth certificate indicates that RZA was given his father’s middle name, Athelston.
However, Rocky’s middle name has previously been listed as “Athelaston” by multiple outlets.
The live birth certificate also indicates that RZA was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
One of Rihanna’s recent hints about her son’s secret name was on April 5, when she sported the radiant boy while wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top when she was spotted leaving a meal at Giorgio Baldi’s in Santa Monica .
The Umbrella singer wasn’t particularly subtle on August 12 last year, nearly three months after giving birth, when she stepped out in a baggy white RZA T-shirt in New York City.
The Whole Clan: The group is pictured in 2007 – RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa (left-right)
Recent: RZA is pictured performing in Aukland in May
The extent of Rihanna’s fandom for RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan isn’t entirely clear.
However, her partner Rocky is definitely a fan as he previously collaborated with the rap group’s Raekwon on the 2015 song Fly International Luxurious Art.
Wu-Tang Clan is one of the most iconic rap groups of all time, both as a collective and as solo artists and producers.
RZA, real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, is the most prominent member and has produced the most albums for the group and its respective members. He has released solo music under the name Bobby Digital.
A$AP Mob, the collective to which Rocky belongs, earned comparisons to the legendary hip-hop group early on in its existence.
Like Wu-Tang, the group has a range of high-profile core members, along with peripheral members that are less common.
RZA almost got the chance to collaborate with Rihanna, but on screen instead of in the studio.
Wink: One of Rihanna’s recent hints about her son’s secret name was on April 5, when she was spotted sporting the radiant boy wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top while leaving a meal with Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica
In 2008, the rapper told MTV news — now being shut down by Paramount Global after 36 years — that he hoped to film a remake of the 1985 kung fu comedy The Last Dragon with Rihanna in it.
She would have taken on the role of a video show host and singer, just like in the original film.
“That’s the one I’m looking for,” he said of the Barbados-born singer. “We keep the same concept of the girl in the music business.”
However, in a fit of particularly bad taste, RZA later proposed XXL in 2009 that Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown would star in the movie with her, even though he had beaten her so badly that she had to go to the hospital a few months earlier.
The film, which already had Samuel L. Jackson cast, never came to fruition.
She gave ’em all the clues: The Umbrella singer wasn’t particularly subtle on August 12 last year, nearly three months after she gave birth, when she stepped out in New York City in a baggy white RZA T-shirt
It’s unclear if Rihanna plans to be just as secretive about her second child’s name.
She revealed that she and Rocky were expecting again when she debuted a new baby bump on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona, during her jaw-dropping Super Bowl halftime performance.
During her stunning performance at the Met Gala with her boyfriend, Rihanna shared with ET that her last pregnant was ‘so different’ from the first.
‘No appetite. Tons of nausea. Everything is different, but I enjoy it,” she explained.
She added that she was “in love” with her smallest. “I’m obsessed and I don’t even feel guilty about it,” she said.
On the record: Rihanna’s partner Rocky is definitely a Wu-Tang, as he previously collaborated with the rap group’s Raekwon on the 2015 song Fly International Luxurious Art
What could have been: In 2008, RZA told MTV News that he hoped to film a remake of the 1985 kung fu comedy The Last Dragon with Rihanna in it; seen April 5 in Santa Monica
Rihanna has been similarly tight-lipped about baby number two, and she hasn’t revealed the gender yet.
Some fans thought she might have hinted she was expecting a girl after looking at pink baby clothes last month.
However, she had also been seen looking at girls’ clothes before RZA was welcome, so maybe she was shopping for someone else’s baby.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been friends and collaborators for over a decade, and they’ve even attended red carpet events together in recent years, but it wasn’t until late 2020 that they officially became a couple.
What was he thinking? Later in 2009, in a fit of particularly bad taste, RZA suggested to XXL that she play Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown in the film with her, even though he had beaten her so badly that she had to go to the hospital just months earlier; seen April 15 in LA