'Sex addict' A$AP Rocky confirms he's dating Rihanna and is 'comfortable with monogamy' in bombshell interview
Rapper calls Rihanna 'the love of my life' but refuses to divulge more details, confirming romance that's been public for a while
It's official, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna are dating! The 32-year-old rapper finally confirmed the romance in a tell-all interview with GQ. We have seen the couple together in public for a while, so it's not breaking news, but it's finally great to know it's official.
The rapper refused to divulge many details, but he did call Rihanna "the love of my life". He also referred to her as "my lady", setting aside any doubt about the romance. The revelation was one of the many A$AP made in his lengthy interview with the magazine. He also went into depth about his time in a Swedish prison and the relief he felt when former president Donald Trump managed to get him released.
"I was hoping it wouldn't turn for the worse", he said, when Trump appeared on TV to announce his release. In the end, he was grateful to Trump for his efforts. "because when you in jail, you feel like nobody cares. You can get lost, and you feel soulless," he said. Since his release, A$AP has been mostly out of the public eye, using the pandemic as an opportunity to rest, recharge and experiment "in every field". One of them just happens to be his girlfriend — Rihanna.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna
Since the rapper didn't go into great depth about his relationship, there's very little we know about the couple. The two have been friends since 2013 when A$AP joined Rihanna's 'The Diamond Tour', but it's unclear when exactly that evolved. Rumors of their relationship began around January 2020, when Rihanna split from her then-boyfriend Hassan Jameel. But even before that, the couple were spotted together.
Notably, in 2019, the two attended the British Fashion Awards red carpet in London. Then in November 2020, they were spotted with a group of friends at the Beatrice Inn in New York. In December 2020, Entertainment Tonight confirmed the relationship after being tipped by an inside source. "They have always had amazing chemistry and Rihanna relates to A$AP and it feels natural, easy, and fun," the source said. They reportedly spent Christmas together and paparazzi managed to snap photos of the couple holding hands and even kissing.
Now, A$AP has confirmed all the rumors. Samuel Hine, who interviewed him for GQ noted that "as soon as I bring her up, he starts beaming like a teenager whose crush just accepted his prom invite". A$AP told Hine that being in a relationship is "so much better when you got the One". "She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones."
Sex-addict A$AP ready to settle?
A$AP has been quite open about his past and famously once called himself a "sex addict". In a 2019 interview, he said, "I was horny", and that he's "been a sex addict for some time". The rapper opened up and unabashedly said that he's been addicted to sex since middle school. He also famously loves orgies and has been involved in multiple since school. But it seems like all that could now change. "I think when you know, you know. She's the One," he said when asked if he was comfortable embracing monogamy.
Apart from embracing monogamy, A$AP also hinted that he is ready to settle and embrace fatherhood. "If that’s in my destiny, absolutely. I think I’m already a dad," he said. That's a surprising comment from the drug-loving, travel-addicted musician. But it can only be for the better, as the singer himself has noted. Thanks to Rihanna, A$AP's music has evolved, and the relationship "has defined the vibe" of his new work. Hine wrote that when A$AP's album 'All Smiles' drops, it could "usher in a radical new phase in his life: Rocky the romantic."