I feel like Rihanna has kinda tamed herself in the past several months – or maybe we’re just that desensitized to her crotch patting, stripper visiting, ass-baring ways. Either way, I wasn’t really moved by her new interview in Vogue, in which she insists that she’s not trying to be a rebel, she’s just unconventional and likes going against the grain.
Fair enough, of course, but I don’t really see Rihanna as a rebel at this point. She’s just… RiRi. She likes to get her ass out and smoke a lot of weed and that’s what she does. She’s never been a role model and isn’t trying to be and yada yada… so why is this still a discussion?
Here’s what she had to say, anyway:
“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane.
“I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s okay for me.”
Cool. On a side note, that hand tattoo is just horrendous. Why would you layer tattoos on top of one another? Why? And then show it off in a magazine? Just personal preference, of course, but dear God.
February 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Rihanna is rich as shit and is worth about $45 million these days – certainly enough to ensure that she’s well set for life. However, this wasn’t always the case, and in fact she was apparently close to bankruptcy back in 2009 when some shitty accountant at Berdon LLP lost $9 million of her money. She’s not taking things lying down, either – she’s suing!
From the New York Daily News:
The 25-year-old pop star, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, says accountant Peter Gounis of Berdon LLP recommended she purchase a $7.5 million Beverly Hills mansion in 2009 — so she went ahead and bought it.
“Mr. Gounis advised Ms. Fenty that she could afford to purchase [the home] at a time when Ms. Fenty was in financial dismay,” her court documents say.
“In 2009, Ms. Fenty was ‘running out of cash’ and Mr. Gounis knew this,” the papers say, quoting a deposition in Rihanna’s federal breach of contract and negligence lawsuit.
“Ms. Fenty’s accounts were so diminished that requested wire transfers would not go through. In fact, Ms. Fenty was effectively bankrupt at the end of 2009.”
“Mr. Gounis was fully apprised of Ms. Fenty’s financial condition, yet, nonetheless, failed to advise her that the purchase would be unwise,” her new court papers say. “In fact, in or around March 2009, defendants advised Ms. Fenty by email that purchasing a home in Los Angeles ‘would be a good investment.’ ”
That’s not all, either – apparently the accountant knew that her Last Girl On Earth Tour was going to lose money and yet failed to advise her on this, as well.
Some people might say that Rihanna should have known better, etc, but when you’re not super on the ball with money and you’ve got so much of it, this is why you hire someone who IS good at it and who can help you manage it in a smart way. If this dude was a good accountant, he’d have paid more attention to these things and helped his client more effectively manage her investments.
Of course, Gounis isn’t taking any responsibility for his negligence, saying only:
“These allegations are false,” Thomas Manisero, a lawyer for Berdon LLP, said Wednesday. “Berdon acted properly concerning Ms. Fenty’s affairs.”
LOL, kay. He was fired in 2010.
February 13, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
It was recently announced that Shakira and Rihanna had formed an unlikely duo for Shakira’s new single, ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’, a terrible rock-raggae-pop track (the reggae bit is apparently why Shakira thought of Rihanna) whose video doesn’t look to be much better, if the mini preview that’s been released is anything to go by.
The video is sure to include the following:
- some light lesbo action (to keep male visitors enthralled, I suppose)
- some wall-humping
And God knows what else, really. The song sucks, so the video won’t really be any better – even Rihanna’s twerking looks phoned in. It’ll probably do okay in the charts (definitely not a #1) by virtue of the artists performing it, but I think it’s a bit of a let down, myself.
Have a look:
January 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Rihanna is currently in Brazil and seems to be enjoying a nice bit of fun in the sun… sans clothes. I’m not quite sure why she feels the need to do photoshoots every day of her life, whether in front of a camera for a magazine or in front of her phone for Instagram, but here we are again. I suppose it’s an “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” situation where she wants to keep record of how hot she was in her younger days for when she gets old? I’m just throwing guesses out here.
In any case, enjoy some Rihanna body, which you probably know the sight of better than your own at this point, that’s how often she’s showing it off. No shade there – I love me some RiRi, but the selfies are a bit over the top sometimes, I have to admit.
January 21, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Worlds have collided, because Shakira and Rihanna have teamed up for a duet on a song with the dumbest title I’ve ever heard of: ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’. Yeah, yeah, I get it. It’s super clever… or super corny. The song itself isn’t much to call home for and the production seems a little cheap, to be honest. That being said, since it’s these two, it’ll probably do really well on the charts.
Give the song a listen below:
I dunno, it’s a bit of a nothing song, don’t you think?
January 14, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna is one of the most prolific popstars in terms of releases – she tends to put out an album a year, which means we should be do another one pretty soon. Well, here’s a little hint as to what’s to come: she’s going “straight to the club” with someone called DJ Mustard. I don’t know a single thing about DJ Mustard or what he does, but I’m into Rihanna’s club tracks, so let’s see what he’s got to say.
From Hip Hollywood:
It looks like 2014 is going to be another year full of Rihanna club hits. The pop star will be collaborating with Roc Nation label mate DJ Mustard on her next album.
“Whatever I do [with Rihanna], going to the club,” DJ Mustard told HipHollywood backstage at LA’s Power 106 Cali Christmas.
DJ Mustard is no stranger to producing club bangers. The Los Angeles native’s hit list includes Tyga’s “Rack City,” Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P.,” and YG’s “My N*gga.”
“When I see artists that I want to work with, I kind of start doing stuff in their pocket, but it’s still me,” Mustard said. “I’m just doing what I think [Rihanna] would like and if she don’t like it, I’ll keep making beats until she figures it out,” the producer added.
There’s no word when Ri Ri will drop her next album, but we look forward to hearing her on a song with the signature intro, “Mustard on the beat, h*e.”
Well, okay, that’s cool. I’m needing some new RiRi hits, so let’s get this going.
Which artists are you looking forward to new music from in 2014?