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:
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.
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.
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?
UPDATE 5/27/2013: Bynes is, of course, saying that she didn’t tweet any of that to Rihanna. Here is her tweeted explanation:
I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions. I’m followed by so many people that someone is always mocking up fake tweets so I feel the need to address them! Rihanna and I met and I’m sure we’ll be in a music video together one day! That’s one of the mocked up images, they took photos of me from outside and morphed them onto someone else’s body. I am allergic to marijuana and alcohol but I smoke tobacco. Why does Rihanna smoke weed and not get in trouble for it but I smoke tobacco and people think I’m on drugs? I refuse to be treated like someone I’m not, which is why I fought for myself and am suing everyone involved. I don’t need to go to rehab. There is never a drug or alcohol in my system! I’m sick of all the lies! What would you do if someone accused you of things you didn’t do and yet you still had to be in jail at all over it! I’m so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn’t commit. I’m suing them all for this upsetting nightmare. My lawyer knows I’m a model citizen who doesn’t partake in drugs. He’s going to court this week to set the record straight again on my behalf. Thankfully I’m an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer.
Here’s my response:
Amanda Bynes…I…I don’t even know what to say other than WTF. This so tops anything you’ve ever said, done, or tweeted. What the hell are you doing? What is the point in doing this? It seems that Amanda Bynes decided to randomly hate on Rihanna. Unless there’s a feud no one knows about, because it seems like she woke up and thought, “I think I’ll harass Rihanna today.” So she tweeted some awful hateful things at her. All of Bynes’ tweets have since been deleted, but that doesn’t mean shit, because they’ve been screencapped and thank you Hollywood Life and NY Daily News!
Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?
LOL Rihanna. Bynes wasn’t done, bitch kept going!
unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!
Wow. Just, wow.
Will Bynes claimed her account was hacked? If she does, that’s not gonna work. Yesterday, before her Rihanna twitter, melton Bynes tweeted,
Believe everything I say on twitter!
You got it! This isn’t the first time Bynes called someone ugly on twitter — she’s previously set her sights on Jay-Z, Drake, and Jenny McCarthy — but this is the first time she’s taken her insults to a whole new level of offensive. And yet, Bynes’ twitter following is rapidly increasing.
And one more thing: do you think this photo on Rihanna’s instagram account a dig at Amanda?
Here’s a photo of Rihanna and Bynes taken in 2006. My, have times changed.
If there’s one thing Rihanna cares about in this world, it’s weed. No, wait, it’s Chris Brown. No, it’s fashion! Especially when it comes to her image being used on shirts and shit without her permission. Doing so might just cost Topshop $5 million, if Rihanna’s lawsuit against them is successful.
A source exclusively tells us the superstar’s team had tried to negotiate with Topshop owners Arcadia Group for eight months over the rights to her image, “but they offered her $5,000 and said they don’t care.”
Rihanna, 25, has hired international law firm Reed Smith to file the suit in London.
The source said, “Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want.’ They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist.
“What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, ‘Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you.’ Topshop is now in the United States. They set up in Manhattan and Nordstrom, but they know better than to do this in the US because they would get in trouble,” our source continued.
“Even though the UK laws don’t protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it. They are taking advantage of artists. It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong.”
We’re told the case is now in discovery. Rihanna has handed over details of her fashion deals with Armani and River Island, a competitor to Topshop in the UK.
A Topshop source told us: “This issue is related to a T-shirt provided to Topshop by a third-party supplier. We are aware it is the subject of litigation. [There are] public documents” available for inspection in the London court.
The source added, “The amount of damages sought has not been articulated anywhere in the claimant’s document.”
To be fair here, while it’s frivolous and Rihanna certainly doesn’t need the money, this is sort of a matter of principle, she’s right. If someone stuck my image on a t-shirt as a celebrity and was profiting off it and I wasn’t seeing a dime, I’d be litigious as hell and get my lawyers phoned up real quick. Whether or not Topshop will actually have to pay up is a whole other issue.