RZA "Honored" By Rihanna And ASAP Rocky's Baby Name

RZA was thrilled to hear about Rihanna's baby name.

BYLavender Alexandria
RZA Birthday Celebration

After months of waiting to find out what Rihanna and ASAP Rocky's son was called, some fans were surprised by the news. Despite the initial surprise that the baby's name was RZA, in reference to the Wu-Tang alum, the actual RZA sees it as an honor. According to HipHopDX, the rapper sat down with CNN and explained his feelings about the name. “It’s a great honor to know that there’s another generation that’s not even of my own household that feels the strength and the inspiration of that name,” he expressed. “RZA is only a name, it’s a title. So it’s an honor and I salute her and A$AP and their family. All the blessings in the world from me.”

On May 13th, Rocky and Rihanna's baby celebrated his first birthday. In an Instagram post dedicated to him, Rocky revealed his name publicly for the first time. “WU TANG IZ 4 DA CHUREN.” HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO MY 1st BORN. RZA,” he included in the caption of the post. The accompanying photo was an adorable shot of the baby sitting next to both his happy parents.

RZA Loves Rihanna's Baby Name

Given his status as a hip-hop legend, when RZA talks people tend to listen. Earlier this year he shouted out a new single from Burna Boy. He described the afrobeat star as "special" and operating in "his own unique chamber." It isn't the only time the rapper has stood up for afrobeats recently. When Lil Duval called the genre "the death of hip hop" earlier this year the Wu-Tang legend came to its defense. "“Afrobeats is Hip Hop. They basically doing their form of Hip Hop. Just like Trap was Hip Hop, just like G-Funk was Hip Hop."

RZA also made an appearance on record earlier this year. He lent his voice to a song from Logic's new album College Park, his first-ever independent release. What do you think of RZA's response to Rihanna and ASAP Rocky naming their baby after him? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.