Seriously. What the hell is the matter with these people? Do they not do their research? I mean, why not be obsessed with Anna Nicole Smith? Or maybe, I don’t know, Elizabeth Bathory? Honestly, REALLY go off the deep end with our unhealthy role models. Wouldn’t that be the best route at this point? Kind of cut out the middle-man altogether?
But yes, it’s true, folks: Rihanna is the latest celebrity obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and her tortured life and addictions and fame and self-esteem issues and blah blah blah. It’s so true that Rihanna’s actually doling out her hard-earned ‘Umbrella’ money on bedazzled portraits of Marilyn herself. No joke.
From the Daily Mail:
Rihanna has found a worthy cause for £100,000 of her finest sterling – after she bought a portrait of Marilyn Monroe made out of 65,000 crystals.
The Russian Roulette singer reportedly commissioned British artist Claire Milner to make the five sq ft picture of the original blonde bombshell.
The extravagant star is believed to ‘identify’ with the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress because she feels the same pressures of fame.
The portrait, which constantly changes colour and ‘sends rainbows of light round the room’, took four months to complete at Claire’s Yorkshire studio.
Claire, who created the 13 stone piece with 100 per cent Swarovski crystals told The Sun: ‘I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn’s eyes.
‘Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators, but they told me afterwards she loved it.’
Despite lavishly splashing out on her wall hanging, and forking out even more money to ship it to her Beverly Hills mansion, the 23-year-old RnB pop princess insists she is living the ‘thug life’.
‘Thug life’ indeed. Could you imagine Marilyn Monroe, if she were living today, living the ‘thug life’? Because I, for one, cannot. How ’bout taking a leaf out of Megan Fox’s book, Rih, huh? She’s even getting rid of her Marilyn Monroe tattoo because of the miserable connotations that come along with wanting to be word-associated with Monroe. Megan Fox herself said:
“She was a negative person, she was disturbed, bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.”
Imagine that. And Megan Fox doesn’t generally strike me to be all that introspective as it is. I can’t say that I had you pegged as more intelligent and well-thought-out than someone like Megan Fox, girl, but when someone’s running away from a chemical fire while another one’s running to it, you can’t tell me that there’s something right about that scenario. I shake my head back and forth, I shake my head back and forth.
You’re sad, you’ve been sad, you’ll continue to be sad until you drop this weird “who am I” thing you’ve got going on and just be who you are. Whoever you are. Just … figure it out behind closed doors, would you? You’re only making yourself look foolish in the long run. I don’t know if thugs care about making themselves look foolish, but I thought I’d put it out there in case you, you know, did.