Rihanna and boyfriend A $ AP Rocky reportedly threw a private rave-themed baby shower on Friday night.
According to HipHollywood, the Umbrella singer, 34, rescheduled her bash after the initial event on Wednesday was canceled following the Praise the Lord hitmaker’s arrest.
And Rihanna and A $ AP, real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers, certainly made up for the initial disruption as their guests were asked to wear neon clothes while everyone left with personalized gifts.
The celebrations comes amid reports that a British mother-of-three has claimed A $ AP has been ‘secretly messaging’ her for months, just weeks after denying rumors that he’d cheated on the singer with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.
Baby shower: Rihanna and boyfriend A $ AP Rocky reportedly threw a private rave-themed baby shower on Friday night
One of the presents said to be handed out to the reported star-studded guestlist was a T-shirt which read: ‘I Went To Rih & Rocky’s Rave Shower And All I Got Was This Amazing Shirt.’
Rihanna, who has been lauded with her unconventional maternity looks, donned a ‘huge fur hat’.
The couple reportedly wanted to keep the shower super private and attendees were banned from filming and were asked to lock their phones away into pouches upon arrival.
Rihanna, full name Robin Rihanna Fenty, previously told how she didn’t want a traditional baby shower.
Change of plan: According to HipHollywood, the Umbrella singer, 34, rescheduled her bash after the initial event on Wednesday was canceled following the Praise the Lord hitmaker’s arrest
She insisted: ‘No brunch, no blush tones. And no animal-shaped nothing.
‘I mean it’s lit for a lot of people – I’ve even planned a couple of baby showers like that myself – it’s just not right for me.
‘Personally, I want a party. I want everyone to be plastered and crawling out. And it’s got to be co-ed! Don’t put me on no wicker chair somewhere with gifts at my feet where everyone is staring at me. ‘
Meanwhile, the superstar isn’t planning on throwing a gender reveal party and will reveal the sex of the baby when she and A $ AP are ready.
She added: ‘I asked my doctor: “Is something wrong with me for not wanting this?” Because people keep asking me. “Am I a bad mom?” When we’re ready to tell the world, we’ll just tell them. ‘
Party time: Rihanna and A $ AP, real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers, certainly made up for the initial disruption as their guests were asked to wear neon clothes while everyone left with personalized gifts
It comes amid a new report that the Rude Boy singer was left distraught and was ‘forced to cancel her baby shower’ after A $ AP, 33, was arrested in connection with a November 2021 shooting in Hollywood.
‘Rihanna was there when Rocky was arrested and has been crying non-stop,’ a source claimed to The Sun.
‘She’s heavily pregnant and these are very serious accusations, it’s a nightmare scenario for her.’
‘It was meant to be Rihanna’s baby shower in LA on Wednesday night but they had to cancel.
The source continued: ‘Rihanna was very, very upset and stressed by Rocky’s arrest It’s not the best time for her to be on such an emotional rollercoaster.’
Rules: The couple reportedly wanted to keep the shower super private and attendees were banned from filming and were asked to lock their phones away into pouches upon arrival
On Wednesday, the rapper posted his $ 550,000 bail and was photographed being released from a Los Angeles jail – just hours after he was arrested at LAX for allegedly shooting an acquaintance after an argument in Hollywood last year.
Police arrested the performer at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers were also seen outside of his LA home, smashing into the gate with a battering ram, before apparently raiding the property. Detectives seized multiple boxes of evidence from the house.
Mayers was taken to LAPD headquarters for questioning and was later booked. He is said to have requested the presence of his lawyers.
The soon-to-be father posted $ 550,000 bail and was spotted leaving jail on Wednesday evening wearing a black and white outfit and sneakers.
Her way: It comes after Rihanna, full name Robin Rihanna Fenty, previously told how she didn’t want a traditional baby shower
If convicted, Mayers could face up to one year jail time, a $ 1,000 fine and misdemeanor probation, per California Penal Code. If he received a felony assault with a deadly weapon conviction, Mayers could spend up to four years in state prison, be fined up to $ 10,000 and have mandatory probation.
The rapper was arrested shortly after he arrived at LAX on a private plane, NBC News first reported. He was returning home from a vacation in Barbados with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna. The couple recently denied rumors of a split and cheating.
It comes as it was reported that a British woman has claimed the rap star has been messaging her behind Rihanna’s back.
The Sun have claimed that a woman named Jilly O’Donnell, 45, was contacted by someone who appears to be the rapper, 33, on Instagram, where he ‘bombarded her with flirty messages.’
According to Jilly, the alleged communication between herself and Rocky began in December 2021 and continued until ‘the start of last month.’
Shocking: It comes amid a new report that the Rude Boy singer was left distraught and was ‘forced to cancel her baby shower’ after A $ AP, 33, was arrested in connection with a November 2021 shooting in Hollywood
It was also alleged that he once offered to fly Jilly ‘1,700 miles to Ukraine to meet him’ months prior to the Russian invasion in February.
In a message purported to be from the rapper, he wrote: ‘I’m down, would you be down to meet me in Ukraine? If I sort it out I could arrange for u to be there when I get there. ‘
Responding to the message, Jilly insisted travel restrictions prevented her from flying as the UK continued to feel repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.
She wrote: ‘I can’t get to Ukraine haha, I can’t even afford Xmas after lockdown last year. Plus the Prime Minister is a fat useless b ***** d so no one is allowed anywhere. You should come here. Ukraine sounds freezing. ‘
Rocky allegedly responded with: ‘What you guys can’t travel anywhere ???? That sucks. I just got here. Freezing my f ***** g balls off. The gym here is beautiful though. ‘
He later added: ‘Man, I got so fat in the past week. Wish we could have worked out. ‘
DailyMail.com have reached out to representatives for both A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna for comment.
Speaking to the outlet, Jilly alleged that Rocky reached out on the social media app in December but she initially ‘had absolutely no idea who he was.
No way! It comes as it was reported that a British woman has claimed the rap star has been messaging her behind Rihanna’s back
‘Fly her out’: She also alleged that he once offered to fly her ‘1,700 miles to Ukraine to meet him’ months prior to the Russian invasion in late February; Rihanna and A $ AP Rocky pictured in 2019
‘I saw there was a blue tick on his name on Instagram so I asked my daughters. They told me it’s Rihanna’s boyfriend and thought it was hilarious, ‘she claimed.
Jilly claimed that Rocky had sent her three messages over the span of ten hours without any response from her.
When the paddle-boarding instructor did finally reply to the rapper’s alleged direct messages, she claimed that he ‘liked her comment with a heart emoji’ and they went on to ‘exchange dozens of messages’ over the next several months.
Jilly claims to have no idea why she was seemingly messaged by the rapper when he has 14.7million followers on Instagram, while she has just 1,500 followers.
Caught up: The rumor mill went into overdrive after a tweet last week claimed that A $ AP had cheated on the pregnant star with shoe designer Amina (pictured) – which she has firmly denied