The name of Rihanna’s baby son can finally be revealed after she kept it secret for nearly a year.
DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained a copy of the little boy’s certificate of live birth, revealing he is named RZA Athelston Mayers.
The child, whom the 35-year-old pop superstar shares with her partner A$AP Rocky, was apparently named in honor of the producer and rapper RZA, the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Rihanna appears to have hinted at her son’s name following his birth on May 13 of last year, as she has worn clothing repping Wu-Tang Clan multiple times since giving birth.
Fans had recently speculated that the little boy might have been named Noah, but there were few indications of his true name.
Notably, the certificate of live birth indicates that RZA was given his father’s middle name of Athelston.
However, Rocky’s middle name has previously been listed by multiple outlets as ‘Athelaston.’
The certificate of live birth also indicates that RZA was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
One of Rihanna’s recent hints about her son’s secret name was on April 5, when she was seen carrying the beaming boy while wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top as she was seen leaving a meal at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
The Umbrella singer wasn’t particularly subtle on August 12 of last year, nearly three months after she gave birth, when she stepped out in New York City in a baggy white RZA T-shirt.
The extent of Rihanna’s fandom for RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan isn’t totally clear.
Her partner Rocky is definitely a fan, though, as he previously collaborated with Raekwon from the rap group on the 2015 song Fly International Luxurious Art.
A$AP Mob, the collective that Rocky belongs to, also earned comparisons to the legendarily hip hop group early in its existence.
Like Wu-Tang, it features a string of high-profile core members, along with peripheral members who are featured less frequently.
RZA almost had an opportunity to collaborate with Rihanna, but on screen instead of in the studio.