ASAP Rocky celebrated his and Rihanna‘s son RZA’s 1st birthday, yesterday and confirmed that little man is named after a member of the Wii Tang clan, Media stake Out confirmed.
The ASAP Mob rapper, 34, took to Instagram on Saturday, May 13, to pay tribute to his baby with a slideshow of photos and videos from RZA’s first year of life.
“‘WU TANG IZ 4 DA CHUREN 🤲’ HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO MY 1st BORN . RZA❤️,” Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) captioned the carousel of images and clips, confirming that RZA was named after Wu-Tang Clan frontman Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, who goes by RZA.
Peppered into the pictures and videos were snaps of RZA with his parents, including two sweet mirror selfies. In one, the little boy was cradled in his dad’s arm as he watched Rocky shave. In another, Rihanna, 34, held RZA in her arms as the “Praise the Lord” rapper quickly took the photo. In one particularly sweet clip, Rocky held RZA up to the camera to get some adorable close-ups of their son. The New York native concluded the post with footage of Ol’ Dirty Bastard uttering the iconic sentiment, “Wu-Tang Clan is for the children.”
Rocky’s sweet tribute to his son comes days after RZA’s name was first revealed. According to RZA’s birth certificate, which was obtained by the Daily Mail on Thursday, May 11, the baby’s full name is RZA Athelston Mayers. He shares the same middle and last name as his father.
Rihanna — who is currently pregnant with her and Rocky’s second child — gave birth to RZA in May 2022, Us Weekly confirmed at the time.