Rihanna explained in a recent Vogue cover story how she and A$AP Rocky grew to be more than just friends. The Anti singer and Rocky announced earlier this year that they are expecting their first child.
Rihanna referred back to her 2012 VMAs performance of “Cockiness” to explain how the two first met.
“He grabbed my ass on stage,” she told the outlet. “That was not part of the rehearsal! I was like, What are you doing!?”
Despite being taken aback by the change, she recalls being unconcerned and letting it go, much to the astonishment of her management team.
Following that, the two stayed friends for the following decade.
“People don’t readily go out of the friend zone with me,” she said. “And it took me a bit to get over how well I knew him and how well he knows me because we both know how much danger we can get ourselves into.”
When the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, their friendship grew even stronger. They planned a spectacular excursion from Los Angeles to New York on a large tour bus. Rihanna recalls making hamburgers while Rocky colored t-shirts at a service station.