American rapper Rakim Athelaston Mayers, better known as ‘ASAP Rocky’, has confirmed his romance with Rihanna, more than a year after they were first rumoured to be dating. He made it known to GQ for the magazine’s June/July 2021 cover, saying the 33-year-old Barbadian businesswoman is « the love of my life ».
Now it’s official! For several months, rumours about the romance between Rihanna and ASAP Rocky have been circulating everywhere, especially on social networks. Last December, the singer and the rapper were spotted kissing in Barbados, the island where the « Umbrella » singer was born. It was an important trip for the 32-year-old, as his late father was also from the country.
« It was like coming home, » he told GQ in an interview. « It was crazy. I always imagined what it would be like for my father, before he came to America. And I got to visit these places, and believe it or not, there was something nostalgic about it. It was foreign but familiar, » he said.
For the cover story, when asked what it was like to be in a relationship, ASAP Rocky said, « So much better. So much better when you have ‘the one’. It probably equals a million others. I think when you know it, it’s a given.
In his confession, ASAP Rocky didn’t hesitate for a moment to call Rihanna the love of his life and his lady. Much to confirm the feelings they share. He also shared his thoughts on starting a family, saying fatherhood is « in my destiny, absolutely ». « I think I would be an incredible father, remarkably incredible overall, » he believes.