- US superstar Rihanna is reportedly dating rapper ASAP Rocky.
- The news of their romance broke at the weekend after they were seen together having dinner with friends at a New York restaurant on 28 November
- This is Riri's first alleged romance since the relationship with her billionaire bae, Hassan Jameel, ended in January
Ever since some media reports confirmed the Umbrella hitmaker is dating the US rapper ASAP Rocky, many people who do not know much about hip-hop have been asking themselves who the number one man in Riri's life is.
ASAP Rocky is not just an ordinary rapper but he does many things within the entertainment industry. He has also collaborated with rappers such as Drake, 2 Chainz, G-Eazy and Kendrick Lamar, among others. Legit.ng has put together five facts about the award-winning musician.
1. Who is ASAP Rocky?
The star was born on 3 October, 1988. His real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor and music video director. He is a member of the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker.
2. Early rap life
Rocky started rapping at the tender age of nine when he moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He learned how to rap from his older brother, who also wore the hair twists hairdo that Rocky later adopted.
At the age of 12, his dad went to jail in connection with dealing in drugs and died in 2012. When Rocky was 13, his brother, who taught him how to rap, was killed in Harlem. His death inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously.
3. Debut album
ASAP Rocky dropped his debut studio album Long. Live. A$AP i 2013. It was well-received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The project was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its hit single titled F**kin' Problems was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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4. Awards and nominations
The artist has won a BET Award, two BET Hip Hop Awards, an MTV Video Music Award Japan and an MTVU Woodie Award. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, six World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards.
5. He is a vegan
ASAP Rocky was first a pescatarian (who person who doesn't eat meat but eats fish). In 2012, he transitioned to a vegetarian diet with the help of his vegan manager after learning about the horrors of the poultry industry. In his 2019 single titled Babushka Boi, the star stated he is now a vegan.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that both the Only Girl hitmaker and Rocky have neither denied nor confirmed that they are an item.
According to recent reports, a source confirmed to People that the singer is dating her longtime friend, Rocky.
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