Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were seen putting on a united front during a family outing just days after the rapper appeared in a Los Angeles court to face gun charges.
The 35-year-old Fenty Beauty mogul and 35-year-old rapper enjoyed a relaxed day at a park in Beverly Hills on Sunday just months after welcoming a second child together.
The two music stars were joined by their 17-month-old son RZA Athelston Mayers who they pushed along in a stroller.
Rihanna – born Robyn Rihanna Fenty – looked stylish as always in a red Loewe track jacket which retails for $1,250 along with very baggy ripped light blue jeans and black Puma sneakers.
Her lightened brunette tresses were worn down under the headwear as she showcased her natural looks with complementary make-up topped off with a swipe of bright red lip.
Bonded: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were seen putting on a united front during a family outing
Days ago: Meanwhile Rocky appeared in Los Angeles Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear former friend Terell Ephron accuse him of shooting him in 2021
She accessorized with a blue baseball cap with L.A.F.D. on the front of it for the Los Angeles Fire Department and a black leather belt.
Meanwhile Rocky – Rakim Athelaston Mayers – matched his ladylove in a blue version of that same Loewe track jacket.
He teamed the look with an interesting pair of light grey baggy jeans featuring intricate embroidery around the knee with sneakers.
Rocky accessorized with neon green sunglasses with mirrored lenses, earrings, and a baseball cap.
The Goldie hitmaker certainly jumped into dad mode as he ran to grab an ice cream for his ladylove and son.
He certainly seemed to be focused on family time amid his pending court case as he walked alongside his partner and eldest child.
Just days ago Rocky cut a subdued figure as he appeared in court today to hear a former band member describe how the star nearly killed him in a hail of gunfire.
As rumors swirl that singing superstar Rihanna is planning a comeback after five years out, boyfriend Rocky is facing up to eight years in jail if convicted on two felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
Sweet: The 35-year-old Fenty Beauty mogul and 35-year-old rapper enjoyed a relaxed day at a park in Beverly Hills on Sunday just months after welcoming a second child together
Lots of love: The two music stars were joined by their 17-month-old son RZA Athelston Mayers who they pushed along in a stroller
Nice day: The power couple strutted their stuff
Gorgeous: Rihanna – born Robyn Rihanna Fenty – looked stylish as always in a red Loewe track jacket which retails for $1,250 along with very baggy ripped light blue jeans and black Puma sneakers
Pretty: Her lightened brunette tresses were worn down under the headwear as she showcased her natural looks with complementary make-up topped off with a swipe of bright red lip
Details: She accessorized with a blue baseball cap with L.A.F.D. on the front of it for the Los Angeles Fire Department and a black leather belt
Wearing a facemask and dressed in a sober three-piece suit the Harlem-born hip hop star heard fellow A$AP Mob member Terell Ephron tell the court that Mayers, 35, threatened to kill him before firing at least four shots towards him on November 6, 2021.
But Mayers was looking a lot more cheerful as he left the hearing at LA’s Supreme Court, smiling broadly and signing autographs as he headed back home for the evening.
Ephron told the preliminary hearing how their relationship deteriorated as Mayers’ career exploded and others in the group were left behind.
On the night of the shooting Mayers called him to a meeting at an LA hotel where they argued before Mayers pulled a gun on him, TMZ reported.
‘I’ll kill you right now,’ Ephron recalled him yelling as Mayers held a gun to his stomach, before firing a series of shots as he left the room.
One shot hit him in the hand but it was the following day before Ephron summoned up the courage to report the shooting and a warrant was issued for the rapper’s arrest.
Mayers, the father of Rihanna’s two children, was seized in April last year as he returned to LAX airport as he stepped off a private plane from Barbados where he had been on vacation with his then-pregnant girlfriend.
Officers were also seen outside of his LA home, smashing into the gate with a battering ram, before apparently raiding the property. Detectives seized multiple boxes of evidence from the house.
Good spirits: They shared a laugh on the outing
Mom duty: She made sure to check on her eldest child
Helping hand: They were joined by a security guard who carried RZA’s toy firetruck
Simpatico: Meanwhile Rocky – Rakim Athelaston Mayers – matched his ladylove in a blue version of that same Loewe track jacket
How sweet: The Goldie hitmaker certainly jumped into dad mode as he ran to grab an ice cream for his ladylove and son
The couple left three-month-old Riot and 18-month-old RZA at home with a babysitter as they enjoyed a night out at Wally’s Beverly Hills on Saturday.
Rumors have been swirling about Rihanna’s plans for a comeback following her five year hiatus from the music industry.
It was alleged that the Grammy award-winning star has been planning a world tour for 2024/2025 after striking an eye-watering $39 million deal with Live Nation.
Along with her tour, the singer and songwriter is also said to have created two albums worth of new material.
A source said ‘Rihanna is quietly planning a comeback tour after signing with Live Nation.’
It was not until four months after his arrest that LA DA George Gascon decided that the charges were serious enough to press for felony status, rather than misdemeanor which would have meant only a maximum of one year jail time for each count.
‘Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,’ said Gascon after announcing the charges.
‘My office conducted a thorough review not the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.’
Interesting: The rapper was smiling and signing autographs as he left court after the hearing on Wednesday
Rapper A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges. The shooting occurred in November 2021, when his girlfriend, Rihanna, was four months pregnant
The rapper real name Rakim Mayers sat impassively through much of the hearing
Terell Ephron told the court that Mayers shot him after calling him to a meeting in Hollywood
Mayers appeared to concentrate hard on advice from his legal team as the hearing went on
The mask stayed in place but the rapper was breathing easy as he left court in LA
There was no sign of Rihanna but the rapper was accompanied by a large staff as he left
Mayers joked, smiled and thanked supporters and well-wishers who turned out to support him
Mayers wore a smart three-piece suit and a teddy bear tie to Wednesday’s hearing
Earlier he appeared subdued as he heard the case which could see him jailed for eight years
As on his previous appearances he wore a medical face mask as he arrived at court
Mayers stood as Judge Kerry L. White addressed him from the bench
Tour rumors: There have been rumors Rihanna, who has taken five year break from the music industry may be gearing up to release new music and even go on tour, however, a source told Billboard, ‘no tour has been confirmed for Rihanna’ (Pictured in New York in February 2022)
Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, allegedly shot at least four bullets at his former friend
Horrifying allegations: A$AP Rocky’s high school best friend, Terell Ephron, who goes by aka A$AP Relli, has stepped forward as the man allegedly shot in November 2021
Rapper A$AP Rocky posted $550,000 bond and was spotted leaving jail after his shock arrest on Wednesday
Officers were seen outside of Mayers’ LA home, smashing into the gate with a battering ram, before apparently raiding the property
Detectives leave the rapper’s house with what appears to be box full of evidence
Mayers’ legal team arrived at his property as the police raid was still underway
But the alleged attack on Ephron is not Mayers’ first run-in with the law.
The rapper was arrested in Sweden in 2019 after a fight broke out on the street between his entourage and two men.
Mayers was convicted of assault, issued a suspended prison sentence and required to may more than $1,000 in damages. He reportedly served a month in jail before his sentence was handed down.
The performer, raised in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, was also charged with attempted murder at 16 years old.
Mayers, who started selling drugs during his youth, was reportedly bullied by an older man. He went to the alleged bully’s house to confront him and ended up firing a gun at him.
‘He tried to come at me in front of some ladies. And I was little. He was a little bit older than me,’ Mayers said two years ago, detailing the incident on Untold Stories of Hip-Hop.
The teen, who was carrying a gun for protection, believed his alleged bully was reaching for a weapon after their discussion went south. He claimed he never intended to shoot the man.
‘I just started letting off,’ Mayers said of the confrontation. ‘I ain’t wanted to hit him. They hit me with attempted murder at first, then it kept getting dropped down.’
Mayers was arrested shortly after the shooting and spent time at the city’s infamous jail on Rikers Island. However, due to his age and the nature of the incident, the attempted murder charges were reduced.
Rihanna and Mayers were initially linked in November 2020 after it was reported that they were seeing each other following the singer’s split from her ex-boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
The two had been acquainted ever since the early 2010s, when they began performing and touring with each other.
Mayers first spoke about their relationship in May 2021 in a GQ interview, where he called Rihanna ‘the love of his life.’ The couple is pictured together at Rihanna’s Los Angeles Fenty store in February 2022
Mayers was enjoying himself in Barbados just days before his arrest as Rihanna watched from shore through binoculars
Wednesday’s incident is not Mayers’ first run-in with the law. The rapper was arrested for assault in Sweden in 2019 after a fight broke out on the street between his entourage and two men. He was also charged with attempted murder as a teen.
A$AP Rocky’s $4.4 million home in Los Angeles
Rihanna and Mayers remained friends for much of the decade before People confirmed that they were officially dating in November 2020. The pair embarked on a romantic vacation to the singer’s native Barbados in December and the rapper spent Christmas with his girlfriend’s family.
Mayers first spoke about their relationship in May 2021 in a GQ interview, where he called the Barbados born singer ‘the love of his life.’
The Fashion Killa hitmaker – who has never been dogged with claims of infidelity in the past – said: ‘She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones…. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.’
Mayers is currently free on a $500,000 bond and is due in court again on Thursday.
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