Rihanna loves her body art and has plenty of tattoos, but she decided to take shit to the next level recently while on tour in New Zealand, where she got a traditional Maori tribal tattoo done with a mallet, chisel and ink pigment. Oooh, edgy! Also, ouch! Of course there’s a video of it, and here it is:
Plenty of people are annoyed at Rihanna for being a cultural appropriator, calling her “disrespectful” for getting the ink, which is probably true (to be honest, I’m somewhat ignorant when it comes to Maori culture, I’ll fully admit, so I can’t speak on that). However, I will say that she has a SERIOUSLY high pain tolerance. That shit looks like it absolutely KILLS. I have a few tattoos and didn’t find the needles overly torturous, but having shit pounded into your skin with a mallet is serious business.
The tattoo runs from her fingernail to her forearm. What do you think of it?
October 10, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Yesterday we featured the “making of” Rihanna‘s ‘Pour It Up’ video, but the whole thing is here and it seems like everyone with Internet access is talking about it, so why shouldn’t we? Admittedly, I don’t think it’s as good as all the hype claimed it would be, but I also think Miley needs to take a seat and learn how twerking is really done.
It’s all strippers, money, asses and the like, but that’s ‘Pour It Up’s whole message, so what else was the video going to be like? I like that she’s channeling Biggie and that this is her version of female empowerment – and do you, girl, by all means – but there’s something missing and I can’t quite put my finger on what that is.
Regardless, you’ve gotta hand it to Rihanna for literally giving zero fucks on a daily basis. That deserves recognition, if nothing else!
October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna‘s been teasing the release of the video for ‘Pour It Up’, her latest single. This video should have been out a few months ago since it was shot back in May, but there’s been all sorts of drama with the former director and some of the stuff has been re-edited and basically, we’re still waiting for it. However, we do have a behind-the-scenes, making-of type video which shows what we can expect: stripper poles, air humping, money and jewellery… you get the picture.
I mean, I get that this is a stripper anthem (and was filmed in several different strip clubs), but I’m just… not sure. I love the song, I love Rihanna, I’m behind the antics because I have no other choice in this life – you are with Rihanna or you are against her, lolz – but I’m just kinda wishing she’d get onto her next incarnation and leave this bullshit behind.
October 2, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Rihanna is always attempting new records at how few items of clothing she can wear in a music video, and ‘Pour It Up’ is no different. In a series of Instagram pictures (naturally), RiRi showed off her Marie Antoinette-era wig (WHY?) and some mesh bodysuit and other “outfits” from the video shoot. I don’t really get what’s happening or why, but all I know is I’ve seen so many headlines talking about how these are her “sexiest shots ever”, and I have to say… no.
Y’all know I like Rihanna, musically speaking, and I think she seems like she’d be a laugh to hang out with for, like, a few hours (until I got tired and wanted to go to bed at 10pm), but I kinda feel like it’s getting a little bit old. Girl, we know you love weed and you smoke it EVERYWHERE. We know you love sex. We know you have a hot body. Speaking of her body, though, glad to see she put on a few pounds – she was looking overly thin a few months back and she looks much healthier now.
I dunno, I just sorta feel like she needs a bit of a shake-up. Am I wrong? Are these pics totally hot?
September 30, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
I’m not sure where this rumour was born other than in the bowels of hell, but apparently word was going around that Lady GaGa and Rihanna were due to collaborate – or rather, that they’d already recorded a duet together. Interesting, but ultimately untrue, I’m afraid. Just because Rihanna recently claimed that she’d done a “monster collaboration” does not mean it was with our favourite atelier.
GaGa set the record straight during an interview with KIIS-FM, saying:
“Well, no, that’s not true. But, I mean, it’s a rumor, I guess. It’s a good rumor. I like Rihanna, so, it’s just not true.”
“Well, Rihanna is wonderful and I always like hanging out with her when I see her.”
I’m sure they totally hang out. Pfft. They’re like oil and water – GaGa is on so many uppers she can’t sit still, and Rihanna smokes so much weed she goes catatonic. I don’t particularly see that as a match made in friendship heaven, but who knows. Weirder things have happened.
You can listen to GaGa’s full interview here:
September 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Rihanna‘s life might seem like an endless stream of blunts, nudity and bad behaviour, but don’t get the wrong idea! She actually hates partying and the clubs and wearing high heels and all the stuff she does EVERY SINGLE DAY and feels the need to Instagram extensively. I don’t know how we could have possibly got the wrong idea from that!
Appearing on Alan Carr’s Chattyman (a pretty hilarious UK talkshow), Rihanna explained it as follows (via DS):
“I hate partying,” the singer confessed. “I don’t know if it’s my heels – I don’t like standing up in my heels for hours. I don’t know if it’s that, but I’ve been so bored of it.”
The ‘Diamonds’ hit-maker added: “I don’t know if it’s because it’s the same music every night – maybe we need some more DJs.”
Rihanna said that she is still “celebrating every once in a while” as a reward for her hard work, but admitted personal leisure is restrained.
“I am such a bootleg rock star, I do nothing, literally. I’m embarrassed to say that actually. That’s so disgusting. That’s fucking pathetic.
“I tell you, I’m a bit of a square recently. Don’t feel bad for me, I’m good.”
Uh, WHAT? Her personal leisure is restrained? What universe does that happen in? Because it sure isn’t this one. I guess maybe she is always at the hotel and on her private jet getting messed up, so she’s not technically partying, but girl… come on.