Would You Call Rihanna the R Word?

Good girl gone bad, Rihanna confirmed she’s no role model for those who look up to her. She wants her fans to know that she often plays a part but her only interest is in making music.

The singer, who caused a stir on an Irish farm while filming her new video “We Found Love,” opened up in a recent interview with Vogue Magazine about why she doesn’t want young girls looking up to her.

“That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with. See, people especially white people, they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me, and being a role model became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it,” the singer said.

But how much can we ask from the 23 year old? She’s been doing her for quite some time now and receives backlash more often than not. Whether it’s the provocative clothing she wears, the pictures of her grinding on men and women during a hometown festival or her naughty language on Twitter, Rihanna leads her own life.

Because she’s already established in her career, heads spun at her rejection. She’s the same girl that set a number of trends like her hair cuts and hair color, star tattoos, her trendy style and the list goes on. How could she turn her back to young girls who have been looking up to her from the start, many exclaimed.

But Rihanna is not the Music of the Sun debut singer anymore. She’s adult who can drink, grind, use her social networking tools as she may. She’s faced public scrutiny and humiliation from the same heads that spun from her rejection of being a role model.

Rihanna is the kick ass and ask questions later type. But most of all, she’s openly honest. So maybe she shouldn’t be a role model because everyone is not built like that.

—— By: Johnell Smalls


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