Rihanna is famous for her “what-the-fuck-ever” attitude and we all (okay, some of us) love her for it. All she does is smoke, drink, give money to strippers, Instagram selfies and repost photos of herself from others and oh yeah, sometimes she sings and performs. I’ve always loved RiRi and always will, but I still recognise that she’s a damn mess.
Still, Rihanna knows this about herself and doesn’t care. As she’s repeatedly said – she’s never aimed to be a role model for anyone and is still young and working on her shit. Is that an excuse for some of the stuff she does? No, but who exactly does she owe an explanation? Well, Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones – aka Satan incarnate (LOL, I sorta kid) – thinks Ri owes EVERYONE an explanation, an apology and a better public figure for young girls to look up to. She dedicated an entire column to Rihanna’s exploits, featuring such turns of phrase as the below:
While Rihanna knows when to tone it down in order to pull in advertising deals and keep her record label sweet — so much so that she has enough dollar bills to use them as a carpet, and so many diamonds she can pretend to smoke them in a spliff, both things she’s been pictured doing — the message she’s sending to her young fans, through her explicit lyrics, vile dance moves and pictures on Twitter, is utterly toxic.
This poisonous pop princess should come with a government health warning.
Well… no. While I do agree public figures should keep in mind that younger fans may look to them as sources of inspiration and may want to mimic their behaviour, ultimately it is not a stranger’s job to raise your kids. If you don’t want your 12-year-old daughter rolling blunts and seeking boyfriends that punch her to show their love, maybe instill in her other qualities and have an open dialogue about the issues so that she is aware of them – and aware of your awareness of them – and see how that goes?
In any case, whether you agree with Liz Jones or not, Rihanna certainly didn’t and she took to her Instagram page to air her out publicly:
Damn. Well, there’s that.
June 25, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna always insists she lives the thug life, and while rolling blunts in your Chanel stilettos while lying on silk sheets may not scream “hood” to anyone here, this story sure will (in the best way possible). Our dear RiRi was walking through the crowd as she performed ‘We Found Love’ during her show in Birmingham, England when a fan grabbed her arm a little too aggressively and wouldn’t let go. While she tried to pull away without incident (and security was walking along with her), this audience bitch decided to hang on tightly, so Rihanna did what anyone would: she turned around and smacked them (we don’t see if it’s a man or woman) in the face with her mic. A job well done, I’d say.
Listen, y’all know I don’t advocate violence of any kind, but no one was hurt here (yes, I’m assuming) and Rihanna didn’t just start throwing bows for something to do. When someone won’t get their hands off you despite your repeated attempts to get away from them, sometimes you gotta use physical force for your own well-being. So yes, I’m pulling the “self-defense” card here for Rihanna. No, I’m not saying she was going to be hurt, but that still doesn’t give any stranger (or non-stranger) the right to put their hands on you and not remove them when you ask, verbally or by PULLING AWAY.
Anyhow, here’s video of the incident if you’d like to see for yourself:
June 19, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
If there’s one thing Rihanna loves, it’s getting naked. She’s young, she’s hip, she’s got a great body – why not strip down? She certainly hasn’t been shy about stripping down, but some people aren’t too happy about it – particularly some folks in Dublin, where RiRi’s got a concert coming up. Some friendly city dwellers have taken it upon themselves to protect Rihanna’s modesty and have started stapling clothes to her billboards.
Haha! What a lovely gesture, eh? Not to mention I don’t think anyone will be missing those clothes anytime soon. That plaid… girl, no.
June 12, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are easily one of the most hated celebrity couples ever, right? Radaronline polled a whole mess of people and compiled a list of 14 celebrity couples that people absolutely hate and Kim and Kanye didn’t even make the list! Shocker! These lists are based on pretty much nothing, but they’re so fun; from the most hated celebrities to the ugliest male celebs, I know I like a good stupid list.
I don’t think these are actually in a particular order, in terms of most to least. The first ones on the list are Rihanna and Chris Brown. Who are the rest?Click to find out.
June 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Rihanna decided to go shopping in Paris dressed like a yacht captain after a successful raid at a knock-off Chanel stand in NYC’s Chinatown. You know that all her Chanel jewelry is real, but combined with her gold platform Sporty Spice sneakers and tube top, and long hot pink acrylic nails, the whole thing looks so tacky and questionable. But when you’re a huge celeb like Rihanna, you can wear whatever the hell you want and your people aren’t going to tell you that you look ridiculous. Sure, if you’re a common person you can also wear whatever you want, but it’s just not the same.
So we get to see Beyonce in leather shorts in summer in New York City. It’s not that Beyoncé looks bad, it’s just, what the hell are you doing?
But back to Rihanna. Enjoy.
June 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Rihanna loves getting bikini waxes and aren’t you super happy you know this? Personally I’ve never gotten a bikini wax because I don’t like the idea of HOT WAX BEING POURED ON MY GENITALS but whatever. Here’s how Rihanna feels about it, from Pop 2 It:
The “Right Now” singer surprised beauty technicians at a waxing salon in Toronto when she sang her way through the brutal procedure.
Workers at the Fuzz Wax Bar tell the Daily Star RiRi refused the numbing cream they apply as a standard process. “No way, I love the pain,” Rihanna tells the esthetician. “It feels good to me.”
On top of that, she never screeched or squealed during her full-bore bikini wax. The salon staff says the walls are very thin, so they could tell Rihanna was actually enjoying herself. “She was singing and humming songs all through the treatment,” says the source. “None of us could stop laughing.”
Who sings throughout a waxing? That’s kind of impressive actually. I guess she wants to make sure she’s all neat and tidy for her totally breathtaking short shorts.
This somehow isn’t even the weirdest celebrity waxing story I’ve read. Anyone remember the story about the public hair waxing person who raved over how beautiful Scarlett Johansson‘s naked body is? That was so odd. Because why was Scarlett completely naked? Do you need to be fully nude for a bikini wax?