Okay folks, in today’s absurd celebrity dating news, I am here to report that, apparently, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are dating. As in, the queen of Fenty Beauty and the “Babushka Boi” rapper are allegedly K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
2020’s time in coronavirus lockdown has inspired many a celebrity couple—from Normal People star Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers, to Cardi B’s on-and-off rekindling of her romance to once-to-be-divorced husband, Offset. So really, it should come as no surprise to hear that Riri and A$AP Rocky might be a thing, especially since they’ve been close pals for years.
The pair first met back in 2013, when A$AP Rocky opened for the U.S. dates of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour. In 2018, the pair were seen attending a Louis Vuitton fashion show together in Paris, and the “Praise The Lord” rapper was featured on Rihanna’s track, “Cockiness.” But, according to an ~unknown source~ via People, the pair—both 32—have been spending a lot more time together this year, and just as Riri split from her boyfriend of three years, actual billionaire Hassan Jameel, in January.
The rumours all started after the pair were allegedly spotted having dinner with friends at Beatrice Inn in New York over the weekend. Interestingly, both have previously denied being romantically linked: a source close to Rihanna insisted that “she wants to be single and isn’t going to jump into something” back in January, while Rocky said “I don’t even look at her like that. She’s sexy, but I’m good.”
Then, Rihanna invited Rocky to headline the campaign for her recently released Fenty Skin, with a pair of extremely flirtatious videos of them interviewing each other for Vogue and GQ. Idk about you, but that’s awfully mad suss to me.
Now, whether they actually are dating is up in the air, but what I can confidently say is that if this helps fast-track a new Rihanna album then, please, for the love of God, date. In the words of that old Rage Comics meme, “Now Kiss!”