Rihanna Addresses Split Personality, Launches Umbrella Line

told me what to do,” she explained. “It was more of what I couldn’t do. I couldn’t wear red lipstick. I couldn’t wear my hair in a ponytail; all kinds of stupid things. Being ‘Rihanna’ wasn’t natural. So I rebelled. I’m doing me. In the issue, hitting newsstands August 7, the “Umbrella” singer also addressed the Jay-Z rumors once more, revealing at one point she couldn’t even look him in the eye because she was so embarrassed by all the gossip. But, according to Rihanna, Jay approached her and told her to just ignore the lies. ” ‘It is what it is,’ ” she quoted him as saying. Speaking on Rihanna, the pop superstar will be releasing her own line of umbrellas to continue supporting her smash hit single, “Umbrella,” which just became the longest-running U.K. number one single in a decade. According to reports, Rihanna has teamed with British clothing company Totes to put out a collection of five different umbrellas in the U.K. The series will be available in different colors.


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