You know, I really like how Rihanna portrayed herself in the 20/20 interview, but I’m not buying this hard, edgy image AT ALL. Why, you may ask? It’s simple: her music doesn’t back up her edgy look. There’s nothing unique, mind-blowing, or edgy about it. It’s all still very generic, and typical of much of the music out these days.
Girl, take a note from Santigold and get some style in your music.
On that note (no pun intended), click away for a look at her Rated R booklet. I was close to saying she looks fierce, but this image is obviously so manufactured that I’m not even going to. And taking off your clothes isn’t exactly the best message to send to your young fans unless there’s an actual empowering reason behind it. Just sayin’.