A$AP Rocky’s Oscars Manicure Was The Most Wholesome Tribute to Rihanna

No, I don’t think you understand…I’m obsessed.

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Just when I thought I couldn’t have been any more obsessed with Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” performance from the 2023 Oscars, I learned the sweetest, most wholesome, absolutely amazing tidbit of information. A$AP Rocky, who the singer has been dating since 2020, was standing in the audience cheering on the singer, while sporting a manicure completely devoted to RiRi’s first-ever nomination (!!). Nail artist extraordinaire Kim Truong revealed the wildly intricate artwork, which was complete with a mini Academy Awards gold design, a couple days post-performance. 

“And the award for the best supporting boyfriend goes to … @asaprocky,” she captioned a close up photo of the rapper’s three painted fingers, which also featured an American flag design and an assortment of $100 bills. Nail polish is nothing new for the record producer, but this particular show of support is simply too good not to shout out. I’m not the only one losing it over the super sweet design—the Instagram post was filled with adoring comments. “The way he looked at her,” one user commented with a string of heart eye emojis, while another said, “I love the way he loves her.” 

A$AP Rocky’s role as Rihanna’s number one fan isn't just limited to her Oscar appearance. He was also cheering her on loud and proud during her Super Bowl halftime performance a few weeks back. In a video shared to the NFL’s twitter account the hip hop star, who shares one son with RiRi, was captured filming, dancing, and applauding for the duration of her iconic mini-concert, which also doubled as a pregnancy announcement. 

Following the halftime show, Rihanna’s rep confirmed to People that the “Umbrella” singer was pregnant with her second child, which also made her the first person to perform at the Super Bowl while pregnant. It’s currently to be determined if a baby boy or girl is on board, but rest assured this child will be joining the coolest family ever. 

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Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.