Rihanna doesn’t need the ‘drama’ of Rocky’s arrest: ‘She wants to be mellow’

Do you believe that Rihanna has friends who would speak to Entertainment Tonight just hours after A$AP Rocky was detained, arrested and released on bail? I do not. Well, let me say this – I think anyone who knows Rihanna, anyone in her circle, is probably really worried about her right now, and maybe those people are talking to the press. Rihanna was with Rocky when he was detained at LAX. They had flown from Barbados to LA together, so she was there when it all went down and Rocky learned about the months-long investigation into his (alleged) assault with a deadly weapon. Now Rihanna’s friend is speaking to ET:

Rihanna is focusing on her pregnancy amid the news of A$AP Rocky’s arrest. A source tells ET, “This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now. She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby — not stressing out!”

The source adds, “This arrest was not something they saw coming.”

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested Wednesday morning at Los Angeles International Airport for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) stemming from an alleged incident that took place in November 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms to ET.

Prior to the “Goldie” rapper’s arrest, the couple was spending time with the singer’s family in Barbados. The pair was seen grabbing dinner, and Rihanna was also spotted cheering on the rapper as he rode jet skis. According to the source, the Fenty Beauty founder — who recently shared she was in her third trimester — was focused on having the baby in Barbados.

“Despite strong ties to New York, the plan was to make L.A. the home base once the baby came,” the source says. “However, Rihanna wants to give birth in Barbados and spend the first few months with the baby there before coming stateside.”

[From ET]

The thing I keep catching on is why did they leave Barbados in the first place? They just got there last Friday or Saturday? I understand that Rihanna wants to see her family, but that was a very short visit, especially given that Rihanna is in the final months/weeks of her pregnancy. People were definitely under the impression that Rihanna and Rocky would be there for a while. So why did they fly back? I genuinely wonder if someone set a trap for Rocky, especially given that the LAPD, ICE and Homeland Security had time to coordinate. As for Rihanna… as I said, I feel so sorry for her. She needs to just focus on nesting and being around people who love her and will protect her.

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  1. K says:

    If this is a “months long investigation ” I would think there is something to it. I was thinking they got tipped off and maybe hoping they could get home under the radar. This whole thing is strange. Can’t decide if there is alot more to it or if it’s crazily out of proportion. Either way she deserves so much better and he is really problematic. I feel bad for Ri.

  2. Andrew's_Nemesis says:

    God, she has an awful picker.

  3. Oh_Hey says:

    Tin foil hat time – somebody is trying to excise Rocky from her life. I don’t know who or why but there have been two giant scandals on Rocky in two weeks.

    A fake cheating scandal that came out of no where and now a previously unreported shooting with an unknown victim. I read elsewhere that Rocky isn’t the gangster sort of rapper and is just into weed and fashion so it seems of that he’d be a) anywhere near a shooting and b) the one holding the gun himself.

    The backstory here must be wild.

    • Luna17 says:

      He has a long history of violence and bad behavior. Unfortunately this is on brand for him. I wish the best for Rhi but don’t see this guy being a good dad partner.

      • Oh_Hey says:

        I checked his wiki post your comment and whooo boy they sanitized his history in the last few weeks…
        Complete 180. Yikes on bikes Rih should get away asap

      • TeeMajor says:

        He DEF has a long history of violence BEFORE Rihanna.

    • Colby says:

      I would buy that!

  4. BeckyWithTheGoodHair says:

    This defo feels like a set-up.

    Will be interesting to see how this develops.

  5. Eggbert says:

    Too bad the authorities dont put this kind of effort into investigating domestic abuse cases like against Brad Pitt

  6. Huma says:

    I think she has her crew, and maybe her parents are in the US as well? She should be fine. The time for her friends to worry was before she got pregnant. Too late to do much now. If he needs to get dumped she’ll handle it, she was strong enough to escape Chris brown, dump drake (ew) and dump Hassan. She’ll make the right call at the right time

  7. Matilda says:

    I met him once in a boutique that sold vintage high end handbags while he was dating the model Chanel and he was polite, soft spoken really interested in the vintage bags and very attentive to his girlfriend (who by the way was not interested in buying a Chanel bag because she said she was constantly gifted them because that was her name too). So I am always amazed when I hear he is in trouble in the news because bad boy rapper was not the vibe I got from him when I met him, more of a fashionista musician.

    • GrnieWnie says:

      Thanks for that first-hand info, I believe it. I don’t necessarily believe what someone has interpreted from third-hand info.