Right amid Rihanna‘s first pregnancy, a tweet on April 14 accused A$AP Rocky of cheating on his pregnant girlfriend with Fenty shoe designer, Amina Muaddi. However, Amina has put the “malicious” rumor to rest, calling it an “unfounded lie.”
“I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile,” she wrote in a statement posted to Instagram April 15. “I initially assumed that this fake gossip—fabricated with such malicious intent—would not be taken seriously. However, in the last 24 [hours], I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics, regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off limits. Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life.”
Amina, who has worked on the Fenty brand alongside Rihanna for the last few years, explained why she decided to break her silence.
“I have to speak up as this is not only directed towards me, but is related to people I have a great amount of respect for,” she wrote. “While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business—I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend.”
On Thursday, an influencer claimed that Rocky (born: Rakim Mayers) cheated with Muaddi during Paris Fashion Week. Although completely unverified, the Twitter thread went viral in hours. “Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split. Rihanna broke up with him after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi,” read the tweet.
Neither Rihanna nor A$AP Rocky, who’ve been dating since 2020, have commented on the cheating rumours. However, sources close to the couple adamantly deny infidelity and breakup rumors.
The “Umbrella” singer, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, opened up to Vogue this month about how she and A$AP Rocky found romance together after years of friendship.
“I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side,” Rihanna gushed about her relationship. Speaking about what she loves most about their relationship is “transparency with everything: how we’re feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are. The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other.”
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky became even closer after they decided to quarantine together during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, she said, noting, “He became my family in that time.” She described the couple’s life together as one filled with contentment.
“I love the simple things but also the grand adventures,” she said. “There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bullshit, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”