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Rihanna: “I Can’t Say I Am a Role Model…I Always Made that Point” on Criticism



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Rihanna is living life on her own terms.

To promote her new Mac Cosmetics line, USA Today caught up with the music superstar. Ri Ri dished on her creative side, being philanthropic and the non stop criticism.

While addressing the fact that people think she’s music’s other resident wild child, here’s what she had to say;
“I think they think I’m drunk all the time. I think they think I am always partying, that my house is probably a party all the time with tons of people and tons of music and no clothes. I think that’s what they think. I’m actually very laid back. I love watching TV on a big old couch by myself. I love to swim in the ocean or the pool.”

With the success of her three sold-out collections for Mac Cosmetics’ first celebrity “creative partner”, scoring an animated role alongside Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin,  one can clearly call her a role model as he breaks from the usual box.

Rihanna was quick with her reply; “I don’t like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them. I can’t really say I’m a role model. I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to sell that. I want people to have fun but be responsible, protect themselves and be in control of your life. You can never judge people. I always made that a point. You never know what someone is going through.”.

Ri Ri concludes that she’s only living in the moment. “It’s in the moment. Even sometimes I go back to my Instagram and I’m like, ‘Did I really post this?’ I never know. One day I would never post this type of picture. A week later, I like this post,” she says. “It’s when I’m bored. It’s in the moment.”

There you have it folks.


  1. ADA

    January 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    See how she take tatoo scarra her birriful bori…Riri is a wild sombori bur i love her, she very real and honest no pretense unlike some people..

  2. Chum chum

    January 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Speak on Riri, abeg dem de use this role model thing fry akara or what. she has said this before and will say it again, let them leave her alone.

  3. Uju

    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I agree! We dont know these people, our kids shouldnt be looking up to them because they are not perfect. Parents should be the example for their kids, if you are doing a great job as a parent, your kids wouldnt have to look to someone they see on tv to emulate.

  4. Kayla

    January 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Okay, we af hear u Riri.
    pls visit:

  5. Busarni

    January 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    real thing, you just increased my love for you from 0 to 10%

  6. Elsa

    January 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Love rihanna…

  7. nene

    January 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    you can tell she’s always bored. with all those pictures she posts. she has nothing else to offer than show off her money and her body.

  8. veer234

    February 1, 2014 at 1:07 am

    You Go Girl…
    Pls visit for all things movies {Cinema Schedules, Reviews, Fun stuff}. Cheers

  9. Rukayat Owolabi

    February 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    People should leave her alone abeg. She is human, she might be a bit crazy but will you feel if you had some one watching ever move you make.
    In other new pls do check out my blog BE NICE !!!

  10. Modella

    February 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Well said @ Uju

  11. Bella

    February 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    JUST Live your life, eehhh eeehh eehhh.


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