You know what they say: Wu-Tang is for the kids. Almost exactly a year after Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s son was born, it was reportedly revealed that his name was RZA, a possible homage to the legendary rapper, producer and Wu Tang Clan frontman.
Revelation comes after Daily Mail claimed to have received the Fenty heir’s birth certificate, which noted that the boy’s full name was RZA Athelston Mayers. The last name matches his father’s – Rocky was born Rakim Athelaston Mayers – as does the middle name, except for a missing “A”.
billboard has reached out to Rihanna and the A$AP representative for comment.
Well, it’s definitely not X AE A-XII (the name of Grimes and Elon Musk’s son), but RZA is a pretty unorthodox moniker. As some fans pointed out, even RZA’s original name isn’t really RZA; The 53-year-old musician was born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs and later adopted RZA as his stage name.
Of course, the fans have some thoughts. Some are all for the Wu-Tang homage and have taken to Twitter to praise the uniqueness of the name, but others think it’s a little to unique. “Imagine naming your baby after someone else’s stage name,” wrote one naysayer. “Rihanna named her baby Rza. According to RZA by Wu Tang. That’s not even HIS name, it’s Robert.”
“Rihanna naming her firstborn RZA is really insanely sick,” argued another fan.
However, other people simply take the name as inspiration for Rihanna (who is expecting baby #2 and is in her third trimester) and Rocky’s next child: “So Rihanna’s son’s name is RZA and someone said to name the new baby Ghostface Killah.” , one fan joked, referring to another member of the Wu Tang Clan.
See what fans are saying about Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s reported name choice below: