Tag: Rihanna

American Beauties: Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman Confirmed as Co-Chairs of a Distinctly Diverse 2021 Met Gala

Naomi Osaka, left; Amanda GormanPhoto: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images), Ben Gabbe for Glamour (Getty Images) In years past, today, the first Monday in May would typically find our eyes trained on the steps of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as we waited to see what incredible ensembles the celebrity set would be wearing at the […]

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Can You Copyright Dance Moves? ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Formation’ and ‘WAP’ Choreographer JaQuel Knight Made History Doing Just That

JaQuel Knight attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on August 20, 2018.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) You can’t hear the rhythmic “oh-oh-OH-oh-oh-OHHH-oh-oh-oh…” in Beyoncé’s hit single, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” without busting those now-iconic dance moves (heavily inspired by Bob Fosse), right? Well, you have one man to thank for that—JaQuel […]

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Lil Nas X Shares The Two Artists He Wants On A ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Remix

Lil Nas X’s most recent single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” has brought the singer plenty of attention. Between the track’s unorthodox music video and the sale of his “Satan Shoes,” the customized Nike Air Max 97s that were made in collaboration with MSCHF, the conversation around the song was nonstop for a week […]

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers’

Listen and follow ‘The Daily’ Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher During the pandemic, cheerleader-ish girls performing slithery hip-hop dances to rap music on TikTok has been the height of entertainment — enjoyed both genuinely and for laughs. Addison Rae, one such TikToker, is the second-most-popular human being on the platform, having amassed a following […]

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Love the Way You Troll: Rihanna Teases Us Yet Again With the Possibility of New Music

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.Photo: Caroline McCredie for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna (Getty Images) First things first: Rest in peace to my expectations. They’re gone. RIP. They’re no more; they’ve left the building. At least, that’s the case where Rihanna’s new music is concerned. Advertisement […]

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Rihanna Suggests She Might Release A New Song ‘Soon’ To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ‘Anti’

Every so often over the past few years, Rihanna says something or writes something on social media that gets fans excited about the possibility of new music. Now she has made yet another comment that suggests new music could be on the way soon. Rihanna’s most recent album, 2016’s Anti, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, […]

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Eminem Recorded A Version Of Rihanna’s Hit Single ‘Diamonds’ Before She Did

“Diamonds” has proven to be one of the biggest hits of Rihanna’s career, but it almost wasn’t her song at all. In fact, Eminem actually recorded a version of it before she did, according to the song’s co-producer, Benny Blanco. Speaking about the track with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Blanco revealed that he originally intended […]

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Addison Rae and the Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers

This is not news to those who are prominent in beauty culture. After all, they’re often famous because of social media, and when they choose to make a beauty line, it’s not just about cashing in — most of the time they feel insecure, and they use cosmetics to help themselves feel better and want […]

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The Fenty Effect May Soon Go to Our Heads: Rihanna Has Reportedly Filed a Trademark for ‘Fenty Hair’

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Never let it be said The Glow Up can’t spot an emerging trend. Back in January 2019, as Rihanna was debuting her first Valentine’s Day collection for Savage x Fenty, we wrote about the bad gal’s growing fashion and lifestyle empire, writing: We’re just waiting for her to slap her […]

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Rihanna Under Fire (Again) for Cultural Appropriation—and ‘Interference’ in Indian Politics

Activists of United Hindu Front (UHF) hold a placard and pictures of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Barbadian singer Rihanna during a demonstration in New Delhi on February 4, 2021, after they made comments on social media about ongoing mass farmers’ protests in India.Photo: Money Sharma/AFP (Getty Images) Rihanna is a global superstar—but that […]

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Grand Closing? Rihanna and LVMH Agree to Shutter Fenty Maison

Rihanna celebrates the launch of FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman on February 07, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) One of the buzziest celebrity launches of the decade seems to have met its demise. On Wednesday, a spokesperson from LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) confirmed that the international conglomerate and Rihanna have agreed […]

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Rihanna and LVMH Hit Pause on Fenty, Their Fashion Line

Is this the end of the celebrity-high-fashion-designer experiment? There is, it turns out, something even Rihanna cannot do: sell high fashion clothes during a pandemic. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury group, announced the Fenty fashion house to great fanfare in 2019. But today, they revealed that, with Rihanna, they had “jointly made […]

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How Global Celebs Got Sucked Into Right-Wing Outrage on Indian Twitter

Right-wing activists In New Delhi burn an effigy depicting faces of Greta Thunberg, Mia Khalifa, singer Rihanna and Meena Harris on Feb. 4. Many Indians are upset about them publicly supporting the protesting farmers. Photo: Sonu Mehta/ Getty Images. For anyone on Twitter in India over the last 48 hours, the absurdity is evident. Various […]

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Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and Meena Harris Show Support for India’s Farm Protest

Rihanna and Greta Thunberg’s tweets have inspired as much support from Indians as criticism from those who back the Indian government’s stance on the controversial farm laws. Photos:  Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/ AFP (left) and John Thys/AFP On the evening of Feb. 2, Indian social media woke up to a post breaking through the din of Twitter. […]

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Yeah I Said It: Rihanna Calls Out Daniel Cameron’s Black History Month Post, Demands Justice for Breonna Taylor

Rihanna stands onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown for BET (Getty Images) If there are two things Black people love to be, it’s the “right one” and the “wrong one.” Of course, there are multiple variables that come into play when […]

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Got Love on the Brain? Rihanna Sent Us an Early Valentine—and an Iconic Essence Cover Collab With Lorna Simpson

Screenshot: Savage X Fenty (Instagram) Does working from home change the terms of what’s “not safe for work”? With her latest tease for Savage X Fenty, Rihanna’s certainly testing those boundaries, debuting a pinup-inspired Valentine’s Day promo that would make Betty Boop blush. Cavorting in a red mesh garter set and heart-shaped pasties from her […]

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Rihanna And H.E.R. Invest In Black Woman-Owned Business

NewsOne Featured Video After landing a huge investment from mogul Jay-Z, a Black-owned business has garnered more support from other stars. According to Forbes, Rihanna and H.E.R. have invested in Denise Woodard’s health-conscious brand Partake Foods. The Series A financing round builds upon an exceptional year for Partake, whose products can now be found in […]

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The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021

Now that 2020 is behind us, 2021’s music picture is beginning to come into focus. We have major releases already announced from the likes of Drake and Foo Fighters, as well as rumored offerings from everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Adele. As the world slowly crawls back to a sense of normalcy, the music world […]

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BBHMyAlbum: Rihanna Sets Fans Straight for Demanding New Album in 2021

Rihanna celebrates the launch of FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman on February 07, 2020, in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Bergdorf Goodman (Getty Images) In case anyone needed another reminder, Rihanna is about sick and tired of us prodding into when exactly her next album is coming out. Advertisement Per Billboard, less than 24 hours […]

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Eminem Has ‘Zero Recollection’ Of Recording His Leaked Rihanna Assault Lyric

Eminem wrapped up 2020 by dropping Music To Be Murdered By — Side B, and on “Zeus,” he offered an apology to Rihanna for his leaked lyrics about the time she was assaulted by Chris Brown. He says on “Zeus,” “But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / […]

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Pon De Re-Plate: Rihanna’s Coming Out With a Cookbook Instead of an Album Soon, and No I’m Not Crying About It, You Are

Rihanna speaks onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Look. Because I don’t want Rih to cuss me out if she happens upon this article, let me first start by saying how overjoyed I am to learn that my favorite bad gal is coming […]

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Where Have You Been: Fenty Beauty Finally Announces New Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation and Gloss Bomb Cream

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.Photo: Caroline McCredie for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna) (Getty Images) If there are three things I love in this life, it’s: good coffee, good dessert, and a good makeup day. The latter of which I’m proud to say has become […]

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Rihanna, Aurora James and Cardi B Step Into Honors at Star-Studded Footwear News Achievement Awards

Rihanna, left; Aurora James; Cardi BPhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images), Rachel Murray (Getty Images), Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) This year may have not been one of our most winning, but there are still achievements to celebrate; particularly the handful of designers who harnessed the energy and activism of the moment to compel substantive structural changes […]

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If Rihanna And ASAP Rocky Are Really Dating, Fans Think Their Kids Would Be Literally Perfect

Yesterday the news broke that after months of rumors – and plenty of fans shipping them since that flirty “Fashion Killa” video back in 2013 — ASAP Rocky and Rihanna are reportedly dating. At least, according to Page Six and People, who tend to know when these rumors are actually true. RiRi officially split from […]

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Rihanna Already Told You She Was a Savage. Does It Really Matter Who She’s Dating?

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky pose on the red carpet at The Fashion Awards 2019 in London on December 2, 2019.Photo: Isabel Infantes (Getty Images) Somewhere out there in social media, there is a hearty debate going on over whether Rihanna’s current beau is her longtime friend and sometime collaborator A$AP Rocky, a rumor fueled by […]

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Pharrell Says Rihanna ‘Is From A Different World’ While Discussing Her Upcoming Album

January will mark five years since Rihanna graced us with an album, namely Anti. Since then, fans have grown impatient waiting for the singer’s return. Unfortunately, most of Rihanna’s attention has been focused on other endeavors, including her Savage X Fenty brand. Recently, though, Rihanna has given minuscule details about her upcoming ninth album. The […]

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