Must be the love on the brain! Rihanna And A$AP Rocky spent years denying their relationship was anything but platonic, but things finally changed when the rapper called her the “love of my life” in 2021.
After more than a year of rumors, the “Peso” artist confirmed in a May interview with QG that he was dating the Fenty Beauty founder and called her “The One.” A month earlier, a source said We Weekly that the couple were spotted “holding hands and laughing” at a party in Los Angeles.
“Obviously they are a couple and they are also best friends with each other,” the insider added. “They joke a lot [and] laugh a lot. They have a lot of private parties together and have a lot of fun together.
The duo made their red carpet debut in December 2019 at the Fashion Awards in London, but at the time Rihanna had just broken up with her ex-boyfriend. Hassan Jameelwith whom she was first linked in 2017.
“Rihanna and A$AP have been hanging out and dating,” a source says We in February 2020. “They have fun and always had chemistry.”
Fans of the musicians began hoping for a romance between the two when they teamed up in 2012 for a flirtatious performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and A$AP hopped on a remix of Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It)”.
A few months later, the New York native paid tribute to his friend with a shoutout in his song “Fashion Killa,” from his January 2013 album, Long. Live. A$AP.but in February he was linked to the model Chanel Iman. The former couple got engaged in April 2014 but separated for good in October of the same year.
Rihanna, meanwhile, was pursuing a relationship with Duckwho she dated on and off from 2009 to 2016. The duo collaborated on several songs together, including “Work” from their 2016 album, Antiand “Too Good” from his 2016 LP, Views – but called it off for good in October of that year.
“She doesn’t want to be restrained,” a source said. We at the time. “They will always be close,” another insider added. “If they end up together, it could happen, but not now.”
This apparently won’t happen in 2021 either, as the Ocean 8 star seems to be going strong with A$AP. “A$AP has been very attached to Rihanna for years,” a source says We in December 2020, adding that the “Umbrella” singer “kept it in the friend zone” for a while. “Things changed over the summer and they finally met. They’ve been together ever since.”
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