There’s that idea of being a child behind a screen and having that feeling like you can say anything. That child is who I imagine behind a comment every time I see one. They would never say that to my face. They probably wouldn’t even say hello. … [Read more...] about Rihanna Knows Every Commenter Is Just Three Babies in a Trench Coat
However, I think that speaks more to my own journalistic chops (and lack of decorum) than Vogue or Aguirre. Instead of meticulously documenting and tweeting about her every thought on the greatest creative mind of a generation—she shows up, barely showered, and treats Rihanna like your average person. (I’m serious, she showered minutes before showing up at the Bel-Air Hotel.) It’s a legendary flex, and maybe I’m the hack! But also—please fire me, Jezebel. If that’s impossible, I’d welcome being canceled! At least then I can spend more time working on my questions for Rihanna, or writing anything other than the following paragraph: … [Read more...] about Please Fire Me If I Ever Show Up to an Interview (With Rihanna!) Without Questions
Last night mi reina and yours, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, held her 5th annual Diamond Ball in support of the Clara Lionel Foundation. The looks are always the best of the year and in 2019, I don’t think there was a single questionable fit. Let’s dive in, shall we? … [Read more...] about All the Sequins, Sheers, and Sparkles at Rihanna’s 2019 Diamond Ball
It’s football season again, the time of year when the Eagles fans (everyone in Philadelphia) get drunk and spend their Sundays tumbling around the streets while I cower in terror in my apartment. But it also reminds me that it’s almost time for the Super Ball (is that right?), which Rihanna declined to perform at last year out of respect for Colin Kaepernick. … [Read more...] about Rihanna Did in Fact Turn Down the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick
Released in January 2016, ANTI represented a marked left-turn for Rihanna, featuring a woozy, low-key sound not usually showcased by the prolific pop star; it featured the No. 1-charting Drake collaboration “Work,” as well as a cover of Tame Impala’s “New Person, Same Old Mistakes.” … [Read more...] about Rihanna Can Take a Bow as the First Black Woman Whose Album Spent 200 Weeks on the Billboard 200 List
Also of note on that list is a Nicki Minaj collaboration titled “Raining Men,” which leads us to wonder if they sampled The Weather Girls’ classic hit for that track (put some respeck on Martha Wash’s name). But we’ll just have to wait and see, as the release date of Rihanna’s ninth album remains a mystery. In the meantime, you can cop the newest release from Fenty, titled “8-19.” … [Read more...] about Back to School: Rihanna Kills All Other September Covers—and Just Registered a Song With Megan Thee Stallion?