EXCLUSIVE: Rihanna bundles up in style on date night with boyfriend A$AP Rocky… as they dine out at Cipriani in New York City
Rihanna has long understood the assignment for a stylish winter.
The pop goddess stepped out in yet another fashionable coat on Sunday, as she enjoyed a date night with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky at the trendy Cipriani restaurant in New York City.
Rihanna, 33, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, looked effortlessly cool in the oversized jacket and a Gucci purse, while her rapper beau, Rakim Athelaston Mayers, walked behind her.
With NYC braced for its first measurable snowfall of the season this week, the singer was clearly taking no chances as she piled on the designer layers for her evening out.
Another fashion moment: Rihanna bundles up in style on date night with boyfriend A$AP Rocky in New York on Sunday evening
The star certainly has a lot to celebrate of late, after she was declared a national hero by her native Barbados last month.
The Umbrella hitmaker was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados’s new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles.
Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: ‘Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados.’
Cute: Rihanna, 33, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, looked effortlessly cool in the oversized jacket and a Gucci purse, while her rapper beau, Rakim Athelaston Mayers, walked behind her
Winter warmer: The pop star certainly wouldn’t have been cold in her designer gear
Party time: The star certainly has a lot to celebrate of late, after she was declared a national hero by her native Barbados last month
The Fenty Beauty founder was then summoned from her seat to accept the honour, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit Diamonds.
She added: ‘On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for national hero of Barbados.’
‘And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation – you can come my dear – ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honour to your nation.’
Long-lasting: The pair have been friends since A$AP joined Rihanna’s Diamond Tour in 2013
Coming through: The superstar was looked after by staff as she left the establishment
He’s behind you: the singer’s beau followed the star into their awaiting vehicle
Rihanna – who was born on the St Michael parish of Barbados – found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.
The Prime Minister continued in her speech: ‘Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth.
‘Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados.”
It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state.
Giving a wave: Rihanna waved to photographers upon leaving the restaurant
Love story: A$AP and Rihanna’s romance is said to have first started shortly after Rihanna split from billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel in January 2020