“It’s all about the music. I don’t want to become a gimmick, ever.”
Here’s where I stand, and I don’t want my opinion to taint yours, but everything this girl does is a gimmick. It’s all sex and aggression and sex and ridiculous clothes and also sex. It’s not all about the music, which, coincidentally, is also largely about sex.
But that’s just my opinion. What’s yours?
November 12, 2011 at 9:30 am by Emily
0Rihanna Does Pretty Much All the Same Stuff in Her Personal Life as She Does in Her Professional Life
Which more or less means that her entire existence is a party featuring gads of women, minimal men, How Stella Got Her Groove Back reenactments, and lots of gratuitous bikini footage featuring nipple rings, ample bums and tattoos.
November 9, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Right? When Rihanna first released this tragic song, it was all I could do to get through the entire thing. If I remember correctly, the only way I managed it was by letting my guinea pig listen along with me and repeating “it’ll be over soon, Aladdin*. It’ll be over soon.”
But Coldplay went and did the unthinkable and made a Rihanna song into a song that I actually enjoy. This is monumental. This is a great moment in history. This is precisely why Coldplay needs to cover all the songs.
*His name is Aladdin, but like Bowie‘s Aladdin Sane, not the more traditional Aladdin. As you can imagine, he is one fierce guinea pig.
October 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
For her video that is, her new video for just-released single ‘We Found Love,’ which seems to be an almost-spin-off of her former relationship with Chris Brown. The dude in the video even has the same hairstyle and color as Chris had at one point. The only thing that appears to be different is that I don’t think Rihanna puked ribbons, and I don’t think Chris Brown was as soulful as this guy is (he doesn’t have a soul, remember?).
The video itself is pretty neat and there are a lot of cool visuals. However, it hits just a little bit too close to home to be comfortable with, and I don’t think the Chris Brown comparisons are going to stop here.
October 20, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah
“That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art … I just want to make music. See, people – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and being a role model became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”
Does this quote confuse the hell out of anyone else? Because I think what Rihanna is saying is that she’s not really as trashy as she makes herself out to be sometimes and that white people … I don’t know. I really don’t. Is she saying that she says some inspirational things in her songs and that people want her to exemplify those things? Because I thought she just sang about whips and chains and more different rough sex.
Can someone please offer up some clarification here?
October 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Something look familiar to you in this picture? Like maybe it was the exact same figure that was “unveiled” back in August, just with different clothes, hair, and makeup? Because it is. See?:
I mean, I’m not saying that they should re-sculpt or re-manufacture another entirely new wax figure for every celebrity on the regular (especially someone like Rihanna, or worse, Fergie), but let’s at least try to space the new model release out from the prior, you know?