Did ASAP Rocky Cheat on Rihanna? New Rumor Is Blowing Up Twitter + Amina Muaddi Weighs In
UPDATE (APRIL 15): Amina Muaddi has released a statement about the "unfounded" rumor ASAP Rocky cheated on Rihanna with her.
Muaddi shared a public message about the rumor to her Instagram Story Friday afternoon. According to the shoe designer, the rumor is indeed a 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," Muaddi wrote.
"I initially assumed that this fake gossip - fabricated with such malicious intent - would not be taken seriously," she continued. "However in the last 24h 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."
See her full statement below:
ORIGINAL STORY (APRIL 14): Did ASAP Rocky cheat on Rihanna? A new rumor is spreading on Twitter like wildfire, but where did it come from?
On Thursday (April 14), Instagram fashion influencer Louis Pisano alleged in a tweet that Rihanna dumped ASAP after the rapper cheated on his pregnant girlfriend with fashion designer Amina Muaddi.
In another tweet they alleged that ASAP cheated during Paris Fashion Week back in late February. But things "apparently hit the fan at Craig's in Los Angeles."
Pisano also shared a since-deleted screenshot from a Deux Moi Instagram post which reportedly featured fan-submitted photos of Rihanna and ASAP dining at Craig's back in March.
According to the anonymous sources who contacted Deux Moi, the couple were supposedly seen crying before leaving out the back door of the famous restaurant.
In another tweet, Pisano claimed that "ASAP & Amina is not new though as she was seeing him years ago and also collaborated with him on a collection of shoes." Indeed, it appears the rapper and shoe designer have been collaborating in the fashion industry since at least 2020, when they teamed up for a shoe collection for Muaddi's line.
Rihanna has even previously worn shoes from the collection:
Interestingly, some fans were quick to point out within hours of Pisano's initial tweet, Muaddi posted a photo to her Instagram account of Rihanna wearing the designer's Ursina pump heels in white and red snakeskin.
Muaddi and Rihanna have also worked together on custom shoes for Rihanna's Fenty fashion company a number of times.
Other people noted that Rihanna does not currently follow the stylist-turned-designer on Instagram, or even possibly unfollowed Muaddi. However, Rihanna doesn't follow many people to begin with, so it's unclear.
Raised in Italy, Muaddi is a Paris-based shoe designer. Countless celebrities have worn her shoes including Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner. She got her start in the industry as a stylist, with her work being featured in GQ and Vogue. According to The Sun, she is also friends with Rihanna's stylist.
As for the source of the rumor currently going viral on Twitter, Louis Pisano is a creative writer, fashion commentator and LGBTQ+ activist who has worked with brands such as Levi's, Twitter and Instagram. They have contributed commentary to media outlets including Harper's BAZAAR and Vogue Paris.
As for naysayers on Twitter who have accused Pisano of making up the rumor for clout, they clapped back with this: "The way that some of y’all think I would just make that up in the circles that I’m in in this industry in Europe."
See some Twitter reactions to the rumor, below.