Rihanna Gets Incredible ODB-Inspired Diamond Grill

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More love to the Wu!

Given that A$AP Rocky and Rihanna named their firstborn RZA, you might guess that they're big Wu-Tang Clan fans- and you'd be right. However, that's not the only way in which the couple, specifically RiRi, can now show their love to the New York legends. Recently, the Barbadian singer got a very special gift from illustrious grillmakers and jewelers Gabby Elan. It's an 18 carat diamond grill emblazoned with "DIRT," a tribute to the late Wu-Tang pioneer Ol' Dirty Bastard. In fact, it's a specific homage to the grill that Gabby Elan designed for ODB back in the 1990s.

Everyone from Pusha T, J Balvin, Tyler, The Creator to even Rocky himself have rocked Gabby Elan grills in the past. Regardless, Rihanna didn't have to rock grills to rep the Wu with pride, as she's often been spotted in the group's merch. Still, a lot of fans went crazy when they realized that the couple named their child after the New York rapper and producer. Recently, they threw little RZA a lavish first birthday party, and will surely continue to spoil him.

Rihanna Reps Ol' Dirty Bastard With New Grill

However, something that unfamiliar spectators might not have realized is that the decision to name their son RZA isn't just a sign of fandom. Furthermore, it actually continues a family tradition very close to A$AP Rocky's heart. For one, the father and son share the same middle name, Athelston, which is already a touching continuation. Not only that, but Rocky's real name is Rakim, which is an homage to arguably the most important New York hip-hop icon of all time. But that's a debate for another day. Maybe one-year-old RZA will one day inherit Rihanna's grill and carve his own path while repping the Staten Island crew.

Meanwhile, the "Born Again" singer recently reached a huge milestone in her career that etches her name even more deeply into the history books of music. She recently passed Eminem as the second artist with the most certified singles. Considering the length and consistent success of her career, such a feat is unsurprising but nonetheless impressive. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest news on Rihanna and her family.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.