The “Desperado” artist was spotted arriving at the Bowery Hotel on Monday, June 28, rocking a black mini skirt and neon green blouse by British-Indian fashion designer Supriya Lele. Rihanna, 33, paired the look with some pumps, chains, stud earrings and ankle bracelets. For her glam, the Fenty Beauty founder wore her hair in a pixie cut, while her makeup was soft and dewy.
Rihanna’s solo outing comes less than a week after she and boyfriend A$AP Rocky were photographed packing on the PDA at Barcade in The Big Apple on June 23. The A-list couple looked smitten as they hugged and kissed at the bar.
Although Rihanna and A$AP, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, had been sparking dating rumors for months, the “Fashion Killa” rapper only recently confirmed the pair’s romance. During a May interview with GQ magazine, A$AP referred to Rihanna as “the love of my life” and “my lady” before gushing over what it’s like to be in a committed relationship.
“So much better,” he said. “So much better when you got The One. She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s The One.”
Prior to A$AP, Rihanna dated Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel for three years before calling it quits in January 2020. “After trying to make it work, they decided to go their separate ways,” a source revealed to Life & Style at the time. “She thought their differences made them stronger but ultimately, for Hassan, dating an international pop star wasn’t going to work.”
Thankfully, Rihanna and A$AP don’t have the same issues. “They’re creative, very family-oriented and they make each other laugh,” a separate insider previously dished to Life & Style, noting the lovebirds have “a ton” in common. “The best part is that they were friends first, which helps. It’s the basis for a great romantic relationship.”
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