10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rihanna
In a very short period of time, Rihanna became one of the biggest stars on the planet. From a teenager in Barbados to one of Hollywood’s top A-listers, it is incredible to think of everything she has accomplished and it is even more shocking that she is only 30. There is no telling what the future holds for Rihanna as it seems her potential is limitless, so with such a loyal and passionate fanbase for the singer, here are 10 things not widely known about her:
10. Being Honest
While Rihanna may be one of the most followed celebrities right now, she has always said that she never wants to hide who she really is, and doesn’t feel like she should. “I think I came to a point where I started lying to myself. And it’s so hard to live a lie. It’s just too hard. It’s too difficult. It’s too much to think about. That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra s–t by being dishonest? When somebody lies to you, you don’t trust them. Try lying to yourself, that’s even worse. You can’t paint a fake picture for too long before the truth comes out and then it’s hard that it doesn’t match up,” she stated.
9. Her Name
It is not news that Rihanna doesn’t go by her given name, as her real first name is Robyn and instead goes by her middle name, Rihanna. When she was young she would always sing Whitney Houston songs, specifically “A Whole New World” and neighbors soon started calling her “Robyn Redbreast.” Although she chose to go by Rihanna for her professional name, she has become somewhat tired of it, telling Rolling Stone, “I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna. When I hear Robyn, I pay attention.” Recently, Rihanna revealed people have been pronouncing her name wrong anyway because it is supposed to be “Ri-Anna” not “Ree-ah-nah.”