“To be a female narcissist is an act of political defiance comparable to not being humble as a person of color. It’s about preserving your dignity in a world where you’re constantly told you aren’t shit and are expected to act accordingly.”
Confused on how to feel after viewing Rihanna’s newest and, quite frankly, amazing video earlier this week? This quote from Ayesha A. Siddiqi, writer at The New Inquiry, in conversation with Sarah Nicole Prickett and Susan Nicole Shepherd about just what to make of RiRi’s latest offering is a very strong argument for Rihanna doing her thing for women, not for dudes. [The Hairpin]
Rihanna is the Prince Harry to Beyonce’s Wills. A lot naughtier, possibly hotter and definitely dealing in buckets of fucks not given, RiRi is kind of the best. With Beyonce, we know exactly what is coming up — good hair, couture and a lot of dance tights. But with Rihanna, the possibilities are endless. Will she vomit ribbon? Will she sit in a bathtub looking flawless in one take? Maybe she’ll just sit on a throne in that denim thong we all talked about, throwing stacks of cash with her face on the bills, while some strippers show off. Check out her video for the woozy Mike Will Made It produced track “Pour It Up” above!
“Recently I’ve become a square … I hate partying. 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 … I tell you, I’m a bit of a square recently. Don’t feel bad for me, I’m good.”
– The very last adjective one would think to associate with provocateur Rihanna is “square” — but if she says so, I guess we’ll have to accept it! I can’t say I blame her for not being able to keep up with those crazy Mileys these days. You know, now that Rihanna has admitted she’s become somewhat of a homebody, I’m finding her just a bit more likable … like, maybe we could hang out together and smoke some weed and talk about how much we hate partying, Jennifer Lawrence-style? Just a thought. [via Jezebel]
My first reaction to seeing this video of 30 Seconds to Mars covering Rihanna’s “Stay” was, Oh so that’s how Jordan Catalano sings now. For some reason, I assumed Jared Leto always sounded exactly the way he did when Frozen Embryos covered the Ramones’ “Sedated,” or when he sang that song “Red” about his car, on “My So-Called Life.” Anyway, 30 Seconds to Mars is still not my jam, but damn if my panties did not drop the minute Jared opened his mouth. Maybe that’s because we shared a moment when he was in our office a few weeks ago and now I have a more intimate connection with him, sorry to brag. [Dlisted]
Sooooo, yeah — Rihanna wore blue lipstick to enjoy a meal out at a restaurant in London, proving once again that she’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to her appearance. (Remember the red leopard print jumpsuit? Maybe it’s better if you don’t.)
I know blue makeup really isn’t anything new, but most women who dare to attempt it wear it in the form of eye shadow, eye liner, or mascara. They don’t slap it on their lips because blue lips aren’t typically associated with anything positive. Read more at The Stir…
Rihanna was bored – so bored and sooooo faded – with everything at the MTV VMAs, especially Miley Cyrus’ twerkfest with Robin Thicke. For every sad booty pop, Ri had one less fuck to give. So I don’t know why I am so convinced that when Rihanna was photographed in London today — sticking out her tongue and thrusting her purse from her crotch like a dick — she was doing her impression of Miley. Or maybe she’s just being RiRi. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
And here we have Rihanna strutting through the airport in a camo onesie — and kind of, somehow making it work. Is anyone surprised? No? Didn’t think so. Also: I just have to point out that RiRi’s looking much more amused by her own fashion choices than she was by Miley’s twerking, and I can’t say that I blame her. [Photo: Splash News]
It’s hard to choose the best part of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but if I had to pick just one memorable nanosecond, it would be the bored, faintly annoyed reaction Rihanna gave to Miley Cyrus’s out of control tongue-out twerkathon performance of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” (with Robin Thicke). Rihanna had the same expression that I put on when my dad tries to explain my tax returns to me or tells me about how much he loves the new John Mayer record: I can it the “when will this be over?” face. Also, she was likely very, very out-of-her-mind high.
With that in mind, we imagined what Rihanna might do when face with some other incredible moments/unbelievable shitshows. Like the following: Keep reading »
What you wear out to a night of drinks and dancing can be the difference between having a booty-shaking awesome good time, and winding up scowling miserably at the bar while all your friends are having fun. Wear a dress that’s too tight, or heels that are too high, and you’ll be ready to go home. But! Find the proper footwear and a cute, comfy skirt, and you’ll do fine.
So take a page from these celebs — what they did wrong, and what they did right — when planning your next going-out outfit.
Celebs have huge budgets, savvy stylists, and access to the hottest designers in the world. But you know, sometimes you just can’t beat a plain white T-shirt. Click through to check out 10 celebs — from Rihanna to Jake Gyllenhaal — making this classic style their own!