Rihanna posted a TikTok with her baby to ruin a paparazzo’s exclusive

Rihanna welcomed her first child back in May. She’s been busy since then, preparing for the Super Bowl Half-time Show, working on new music in the studio, preparing new Fenty collections and shows featuring Johnny Depp (gross) and more. But over the past seven months, we still haven’t heard Rihanna’s baby’s name, nor have we seen any photos of him. A few days ago, a paparazzo apparently did get shots of Baby Boy Fenty, so Rihanna decided to ruin that paparazzo’s exclusive. She posted a TikTok of her very cute baby, plus she gave away free photos to Hollywood Unlocked.

People were upset about Hollywood Unlocked watermarking photos of Rihanna’s baby, but HU’s CEO Jason Lee tweeted: “Yesterday she FaceTimed me to tell me that paparazzi took unauthorized photos of their baby and planned to release them. So she said if anyone was going to put it out she wanted me to. She wanted BLACK MEDIA to be the one to do it since she wasn’t going to be given the choice. First, I’m honored they would trust me and kinda sad it had to be that way. I wish they were given the choice. Kids are off limits here at HU. I guess some folks don’t care.” That’s interesting – I think many of us expected Rihanna to post baby’s first photos on her Instagram, but I honestly thought people were respecting her privacy this year and that’s why there were no pap photos. It sucks that Rihanna had to do this, but I love seeing her baby. He looks so much like ASAP Rocky.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Swack says:

    Saw his picture yesterday and he is the cutest, most adorable child!

  2. girl_ninja says:

    She has annoyed and disappointed me of late but my goodness, that baby is SO cute.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    When I saw the photos I just thought she released them to devalue any paparazzi photos that may come out like all celebrities do. I didn’t know that a paparazzi had already taken photos. Word probably got back to Rhianna that somebody was trying to sell the pictures.

  4. Nicki says:

    Omg he’s so cute and sweet! But gross that her hand was forced like that. Glad she pulled the rug out from the pap creeper. Power move.

  5. Case says:

    What an adorable baby! I’m sorry she felt she had to get out ahead of the paparazzi, but I’m glad she revealed him herself.

  6. lauren says:

    Cute baby.

    Too bad both its parents are complete and utter trash. Rihanna sure knows how to manipulate people.

  7. MissMarirose says:

    Whatever you may think of any one particular celebrity, that feeling shouldn’t transfer to his/her child. They’ve nothing to do with anything, but as the HU guy said, they should be off limits. It’s a shame that Rhianna felt the need to do this to prevent a low life pap from profiting off her child.
    You would think that here, at the end of the year of our lord Beyonce 2022, this nonsense would have stopped.

  8. mtos says:

    Beautiful baby. The arm rolls <3

  9. Aly says:

    It’s crazy how everyone is willing to give her a free pass for being a Depp supporter because she has a cute baby. A lot of people have cute babies. Does that mean they should not be held accountable for their shady actions? Internet can have short memory sometimes. Or maybe this is a classic case of pretty privilege. If that’s the case then it’s only matter of time before pxdo Zoe Kravitz regains her internet popularity. Yikes.

    Anyway, I saw people suggesting that Jason Lee must have some serious dirt on Rihanna for her to allow him to post those pics. And I agree…I mean there much legit media outlets out there and she contacted this guy? That’s sus.

    • Maddy says:

      We can hold her accountable for her Depp-support in one post and fawn over her cute baby in another. Jason and Rihanna are friendly. Fits her pattern of being friends with somewhat shady folks, no? Everything is not a conspiracy.

    • Tisme says:

      Agreed…super cute baby but guess what, you are still a trash human. I’m not that easily distracted.

  10. Mina_Esq says:

    Oh my gosh, he is so expressive! I can’t handle his cute little face. Adorable!

  11. Maddy says:

    That baby is ALL Rihanna. Adorable.

  12. ML says:

    This sucks. That adorable baby has a right to privacy, and apparently the paparazzi are gaining in power again. At one point it seemed as though Instagram devalued the pics enough so celebrities didn’t need to worry as much about the paparazzi’s power over their private lives.
    I admit the first thing that flashed through my brain here was that RiRi might have something she wants to sell for Xmas and needs to rebound from the JD debacle, but vultures out for your kid is deplorable.

  13. Bread and Circuses says:

    That smile! He’s beautiful.