Fashion writer Louis Pisano has issued a public apology for kickstarting a rumour that A$AP Rocky and Rihanna parted ways due to infidelity.
The social media influencer, who uses they/them pronouns, claimed the couple — who are expecting their first child — “split” after the rapper was “caught cheating” on the pregnant singer with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.
“Last night I made a dumb decision to tweet some information I had received,” Pisano tweeted Friday.
“I’m not going to talk about sources, blame others for a discussion that was started, etc because at the end of the day I made the decision to draft that tweet, press send and put that out with my name on it.”
“I’d like to formally apologize to all parties I involved with my actions and for my reckless tweets,” they added.
“I have no excuse for it, I’ve been way too wrapped up in the Twitter drama and unfortunately leaned into being messy as a brand which is something going forward I am going to move away from.”
The rumor mill was sent into overdrive Thursday, after Pisano wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Rihanna broke up with [ASAP] after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.”
Since the allegations came to light, Muaddi, the shoe designer behind the Fenty 2020 collection, slammed the allegations as an “unfounded lie.”
Muaddi issued a statement on her Instagram Story Friday denying any involvement with Rocky.
“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,” she said. “I initially assumed that this fake gossip — fabricated with such malicious intent — would not be taken seriously.
“However in the last 24 hr 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,” Muaddi continued, apparently referring to Rihanna’s pregnancy.
The designer ended her statement by wishing everyone a “beautiful Easter weekend” as Rihanna continues to “live her serene, best-dressed pregnancy life.”