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Rihanna was 'shocked' watching A$AP Rocky get arrested, cancelled baby shower hours later

Rihanna wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby, a source said
 A$AP Rocky and Rihanna were left blindsided by the arrest (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Gucci)
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna were left blindsided by the arrest (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Gucci)

The assault charges against Rihanna's partner A$AP Rocky appears to have derailed her desire to give birth to her first child in peace. Following the rapper's arrest, the pregnant singer is said to be taken aback by how "things seem out of her control." The Diamonds singer reportedly witnessed officers detain Rocky at LAX airport on Wednesday after they landed on their private jet back from Barbados. She was totally blindsided by the arrest.

Rocky wasn’t expecting it either, and multiple law enforcement sources told TMZ that cops “chose not to give Rocky or his team a heads up...the arrest was more than a week in the making. According to sources, Rihanna was left in a flood of tears and was forced to cancel her baby shower that was scheduled to be held in LA on Wednesday night. 


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"Rihanna made a point to navigate the public side of her pregnancy on her own terms and now suddenly things seem out of her control," the source says, referring to how the Barbadian beauty has been trying to handle her pregnancy on her own terms.

"This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now," the source said of the Fenty Beauty founder. "She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby — not stressing out!" the insider said of her reaction to the news.

"She’s heavily pregnant and these are very serious accusations, it’s a nightmare scenario for her," another source told the Sun. “It was meant to be Rihanna’s baby shower in LA on Wednesday night but they had to cancel. Rihanna was very, very upset and stressed by Rocky’s arrest. It’s not the best time for her to be on such an emotional rollercoaster.”


Rihanna intends to give birth in her home country of Barbados, according to the source. "Despite strong ties to New York, the plan was to make L.A. the home base once the baby came," the source reveals. "However, Rihanna wants to give birth in Barbados and spend the first few months with the baby there before coming stateside."

Rocky was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department following his arrival from Barbados with Rihanna on Wednesday, April 20. The arrest was made in relation to an alleged shooting that took place in November of last year. After paying a $550,000 bond, he was released a few hours later.

Rocky and Rihanna had taken a break in Barbados after cheating charges were leveled against him. Rumors circulated last week that the couple had broken up due to the "Peso" rapper's infidelity. Amina Muaddi, the shoe designer who was accused of having an affair with A$AP Rocky, slammed the "vile" accusations on April 15. An influencer named Louis Pisano had tweeted out the unsubstantiated claim involving the pair that spread like wildfire.


Muaddi set the record straight in her Instagram story flatly denying those allegations. "I have to speak up as this is not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for. While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business," read a portion of her Twitter and Instagram Story statement.