Fans are convinced that Rihanna has split from her rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky just weeks before they’re due to welcome their first child together.
The rumour mill has gone into overdrive after a fashion influencer claimed in a tweet on Thursday that A$AP – real name Rakim Mayers – had cheated on the pregnant star with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.
While the claims are unsubstantiated and the stars have not commented on the matter, it didn’t stop Twitter going into meltdown at the comment.
Have Rihanna and A$AP Rocky SPLIT? Fans are convinced the pregnant star has parted ways with the rapper amid shock cheating claims
A tweet from fashion blogger Louis Pisano read: ‘Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split. Rihanna broke up with him after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.’
He continued: ‘Amina was responsible for designing Fenty’s footwear offering and Rihanna is often seen in custom shoes from her own label.
‘ASAP & Amina is not new though as she was seeing him years ago and also collaborated with him on a collection of shoes. Things apparently hit the fan at Craigs in LA.’
Three days ago, Rihanna was spotted in a pair of shoes designed by Amina, and reposted images of the look on Instagram.
Amina previously told British Vogue how her working relationship with the singer began, explaining: ‘Rihanna’s stylist and I are friends, so he saw some early prototypes. But then she bought a few pairs herself via her personal shopper.
‘She’s such a nice person. She sent me some Fenty clothes when she launched her own label – I feel amazing when I’m wearing them. There’s that swagger, you feel like you are channelling Rihanna.’
Caught up: The rumour mill has gone into overdrive after a tweet on Thursday claimed that A$AP had cheated on the pregnant star with shoe designer Amina Muaddi (pictured)
Who is Amina Muaddi? Shoe designer to the stars caught up in cheating claims
Half-Romanian, half-Jordanian, Amina grew up in Italy before relocating to the United States.
Amina previously worked as a celebrity stylist before moving into shoe designing in 2012.
Following Louis’ claims, shocked fans tweeted: ‘Gonna see a bunch of “A$AP cheating on Rihanna is proof that …” think pieces when y’all do not know these people at all’; ‘
‘If RIHANNA can get cheated on no one is safe I give up on men , if someone is cheating up on RIHANNA’; ‘NOO not Rihanna I’m not having it pls I can’t wake up pressed this morning’; ‘It seems tweeps are more concerned about Rihanna and A$ap’s split than the two of them actually are.’
MailOnline has contacted Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and Amina’s representatives for comment.
Rihanna started dating A$AP Rocky in 2020, though they had been linked back as far back as 2013 when he opened for her on the Diamonds World Tour.
Rocky confirmed they were dating in May 2021 in a GQ interview, where he called the Barbados born singer ‘the love of his life.’
The Fashion Killa hitmaker – who has never been dogged with claims of infidelity in the past – said: ‘She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones…. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.’
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together earlier this year.
Root of the rumours: Fashion blogger Louis Pisano sent Twitter into overdrive as he announced the pair had split and claimed cheating had been to blame – but he didn’t offer further detail
Fashionable: Three days ago, Rihanna was spotted in a pair of shoes designed by Amina, and reposted images of the look on Instagram
Earlier this week, Rihanna gushed about her partner in a chat with Vogue magazine as she explained how their relationship blossomed.
‘People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me,’ she revealed. ‘And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in.’
She said that quarantine had brought the pair closer together, noting: ‘He became my family in that time.
Meltdown: While the claims are unsubstantiated and the stars have not commented on the matter, it didn’t stop Twitter going into meltdown at the comment
‘There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bulls**t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.’
She continued: ‘What I love the most about us? Transparency with everything: how we’re feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are.
‘The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other.’
Earlier this year it was claimed the couple are planning to say ‘I do’ in Barbados with the pop star lining up Prime Minister Mia Mottley, 56, as the newborn’s godmother.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘Rihanna is totally smitten with A$AP. They have a very close bond and Rihanna has always been quite traditional.
‘They will be married, for sure. She has told pals she wants to be with him for ever, and he has said the same. There are no plans yet as to when the nuptials will be but it won’t be before the baby is born. She has always wanted to get married and A$AP is her forever person.’
Baby on the way: Rihanna is expecting her first child with A$AP – who she started dating in 2020