Rihanna’s latest tattoo reads “rebelle fleur,” which translates to “rebel flower,” just in case you couldn’t piece that together. Cute, right? I could see how Rihanna could be considered a rebel flower. The problem is, however, that the wording isn’t exactly correct:
The music superstar’s newest ink reads “rebelle fleur,” but someone forgot to tell the ‘Rude Boy’ singer that in French, adjectives typically follow the nouns they modify. To translate as “rebel flower,” which we assume is what she intended, that tattoo should read “fleur rebelle.”
I never took French – instead I opted to take Spanish with the eccentric woman from Panama who did not have her issues under control and didn’t so much teach us Spanish as she did tell us about how the government killed her family – but I’m going to trust the Internet on this one. I’m not going to hate on Rihanna though. As far as questionable tattoos go, it could be a lot worse.
August 12, 2010 at 11:18 am by Emily
Just like it takes a certain kind of face to pull of a pixie cut, it also takes a certain kind of woman to pull off red hair. While Rihanna is clearly bold enough to rock red hair and lips at the same time, do you think this look is working for her?
To me, Rihanna’s constant style switch ups are reminiscent of a teenage girl’s willingness to experiment with her look and stand out. Personally, I find it endearing, but at a certain point you gotta ask why we never see the same Rihanna twice.
What do you think of this look? Is it working for RiRi or should she go back to her darker roots?
August 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm by Molls
The music video for “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem’s song with Rihanna that you’ve probably heard a couple dozen times if you listen to the radio, was released last night, and it’s already got a lot of people up in arms. The video, which features a relationship between Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, plus Rihanna singing in front of a burning house and Eminem rapping out in a field, tells the story of your average incredibly toxic abusive relationship: Megan and Dominic take turns being violent, then they make out, then the cycle repeats.
The worry seems to be that the video will make domestic violence seem sexy, what with Megan Fox being involved and all the intense kisses that happen. Personally, I don’t get that from the video. No matter how sexy a kiss is, if it comes after a dude punches a hole in the wall right next to your head, it’s probably not the best plan. Likewise, no matter how attracted you are to your significant other, if things are so abusive, it’s not going to work out well for anyone, and I think the video makes that extremely clear (spoiler alert: everyone but Rihanna ends up on fire).
“It’s something that, you know, [Eminem and I have] both experienced, you know, on different sides, different ends of the table. It just was authentic. It was real. It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done, and the way he did it was so clever. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence, and it’s something that a lot of people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this song is a really, really powerful song, and it touches a lot of people.”
So what do you guys think? Do you have a problem with the video and the message it sends or do you think it’s powerful (not caring is an option too)?
August 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm by Emily
11Rihanna is the Only (Alleged) Fool in the World to Have Fallen For Chris Brown’s BET Crocodile Tears
Remember Chris Brown’s cheeseball performance of a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET awards last month? Those wretched, gag-a-maggot tears that were allegedly triggered by eye drops, and not because Brown has a feeling bone in his body, with the exception of his penis?
It sounds like ex-girlfriend Rihanna didn’t hear about his alleged eye drop usage, because she and Brown have reportedly reconciled (as friends, don’t worry) their differences, as Rihanna was “moved” that Brown was able to show such emotion — and not, you know, the blacked-out violence kind-of-emotion that Brown has exhibited in the past. According to a “friend” of the former couple:
“It’s been almost a year since they last spoke, but Rihanna felt like she could try to be friends with Chris again. Seeing how emotional he was on set [at the BET Awards] really touched her. She’d never seen him like that before. Chris [also] told her that he felt like he’s grown up in the past year. He’s said he’s so happy to be back in touch with her. They were each other’s first love and he’s missed her so much. Rihanna knows that if he wanted him back, he’d be there in a second.”
Uh, you know, just because you were once someone’s “first love” doesn’t mean that they automatically earn a place in your life — or your heart — down the road. Especially if the relationship ended under the circumstances that Rihanna and Chris’s did.
If, you know, you want to forgive Chris for what he did, Rihanna, more power to you. I think it’s an amazing thing when people can look inside themselves to really let go of the malicious and horrific things that some people in our past have done to us, and it’s really a gift to be able to do so. But there’s no reason to bring that person from your past back into your present. Ihave no explanation for that — I just stand firm in my opinion that there’s just not.
July 14, 2010 at 7:29 am by Sarah
Ok, let’s do some imagining. Picture this: you’re in London, partying at a hotel, having a good ol’ time, and then a beautiful woman approaches you. When the woman gets close enough, you realize that she is not an ordinary beautiful woman, but she is actually Rihanna, famed musical artist and general big deal! While you’re still trying to process this, Rihanna asks you to go to a club with her. Do you:
A) Say yes and spend the evening kicking mad game at Rihanna
B) Say yes and spend the evening creeping on Rihanna
C) Say no and spend the evening being a total dumbass because you said no to Rihanna
If you are Sean Kingston, the answer is C. When Rihanna asked him to take her out to a club, Sean said no because he didn’t have any clothes ironed. That was his excuse. That is like saying “Oh sorry, Seth Rogen (or Brad Pitt or Megan Fox or whoever, I’m just currently in love with Seth Rogen), it would be totally cool to go on a date with you, but I’m going to be busy washing my hair tonight.”
At least Sean realizes his error. He says that he “can’t believe” he turned Rihanna down, but that he “couldn’t go out with a superstar looking bad.” But come on, Sean Kingston, you sang a song with Justin Bieber, just buy some clothes. That or take a page from Bieber’s book and just not give a fuck.
June 25, 2010 at 11:32 am by Emily
While many would argue that there’s always been a diva-like quality to Rihanna, I have to say that I’m a little shocked about how elaborate her tour rider is. TheSmokingGun got their hands on a copy of her list of demands, and while it’s not Mariah-status, baby girl has some pretty specific demands.
In order for RiRi’s performance contracts to hold up, promoters must drape her dressing room in “icy blue chiffon”, provide a plush, animal print rug that she can walk barefoot on and keep things spelling nice with Archipelago Black Forest Candles.
One of the more bizarre demands? No sequined pillows. I’m with her on that, no one wants to put their face on sequins, but can you imagine how many times she was “wronged” in order for this to make an appearance in a legal document?