NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: ASAP Rocky and Rihanna attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Since giving birth to their first child in May, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have kept a relatively low-key profile, opting to spend time with their newborn son outside of the spotlight — and keeping both his name and photos of him private in the process.

But in the lead-up to Rihanna’s return to work — she released her first song since 2016 last week, is dropping the fourth Savage x Fenty show on Amazon in two days, and is casually headlining the Superbowl next year — the singer has been opening up (ever so slightly) about motherhood.

Speaking to The Washington Post, the 34-year-old said there’s no hard and fast reason as to why she hasn’t shared any details about her 5-month-old son yet. It more comes down to simply being busy.

“We just didn’t get around to it yet, really,” Rihanna said when asked about sharing her baby’s name. “We’ve just been living. But I guess there’s a certain freedom that comes with kind of just like getting it out there,” she added.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 26: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attend Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever” Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Later, while speaking to E! News, on the carpet for Savage x Fenty Volume Four, Rihanna added that she considered relaxing in leggings during her pregnancy “a sport,” but that she’s now ready to hit the ground running. “Once you get to the other side, you’re like, ‘I gotta get back,'” she explained. “There’s something that just happens.”

Rihanna also added she’s realised she’s parenting — and becoming in general — exactly like her own mum, Monica Braithwaite.

“It is weird,” she shared. “Even the little things that annoy me about her, I do it. I literally make all of the same faces. I say the same things. I clear my throat the same way. I move my mouth the same way.”

“I either never noticed it or it never happened until I had a baby,” she said, adding that she’s happy to follow in her mother’s footsteps, especially because, “She more snatched than me.”

The Savage x Fenty show is due for release on November 9th with performances confirmed by Anitta, Maxwell, as well as a long list of appearances, including Taraji P. Henson, Cara Delevingne and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Last week, TMZ leaked that Johnny Depp was reported to also be making a cameo in the show, which (naturally) didn’t go down to well online. Please say it isn’t so, RiRi!

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