“once a good girl gone bad, she bad forever.”
We are not sure we ever knew Riri to be a good girl, but we are very familiar with Badgalriri as her Instagram reads. So in case you were ever wondering, No. Rihanna does not claim to be any one’s role model.
When asked if she would follow suit with the string of showbiz stars (including Wiz Khalifa, Mary J.Blige, and Serena Williams) that have stepped on Taylor Swift’s 1989 world tour stage, the 27-year-old BBHMM singer adamantly shuts it down, expressing that she and Swift are worlds apart in brand and attitude.
Rihanna says to NME magazine,
I don’t think I would. I just don’t think it makes sense. I don’t think our brands are the same: I don’t think they match, I don’t think our audiences are the same. In my mind she’s a role model, I’m not.”
On the cover of the magazine issue, Riri is defiantly smoking while wearing a skimpy ripped T-shirt. (So-not-role-model-like)
So Rihanna-like to stand out in the crowd and in her own accord.
Sorry folks, no sweetheart-and-rebel collaboration here.
The Bajan beauty who has long insisted that she is a performer, not someone to morally guide her young fans, said to USA Today last year,
I can’t really say I’m a role model. I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to sell that…I don’t like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them…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.”
I think many can agree she has a point. But perhaps a mix of both star powers could attract the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in all of us.