Is This How You Shine Bright Like A Diamond? 15 Regrets Rihanna Might Have One Day

February 1, 2013  |  
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Rihanna never gets tired of reminding us that she’s not a role model. Her business with Chris, her blunt-an-hour habit, and her see-through clothing are supposedly none of our business. That may be so. But from all the sisters who have been through a wild or lovesick phase and come on back home, we think that there are a few things in the past few months that RiRi just might regret one day. Maybe
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The Wedding Dress

We all have lapses in judgement, but Rihanna likes to capture hers on Instagram. For Halloween 2012, the Bajan beauty dressed up as the bride of Mary Jane. We all know Ri loves the sticky. But choosing to turn that into a wedding dress suggests that Ri may be thirstier for a ring than her bad girl image suggests– or going harder on the real green than we thought.

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The Dog Collar

I’m not a jeweler but I know a dog collar when I see one. I don’t know if I could accept this gift from a man who used to beat me. When Rihanna rocked it with pride on Instagram in early December, I just couldn’t stop smdh thinking about Chris Brown bragging to his friends (and maybe Karreuche too) about having his girl in his pocket.

Christmas at the Lakers Game

Christmas is a time to share with the people that are most important in your life. If that person is Chris Brown, Rihanna may need a better emotional support system. Something must be wrong from way back if this is how she’s spending her family holiday.

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The Attention Sloring

Rihanna has Tweeted and Instagramed so many of her own unclothed pictures that on December 28th when the Papparrazi snapped nakey pictures of her while she was changing, it barely made a blip in the news or in Rihanna’s fan circle. Sometimes when you advertise that you have little respect for yourself, other people stop respecting you too.

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Even Lena Dunham is Worried

When white folk start to get worried about black stars, a Diane Sawyer interview isn’t too far away. In an interview on January 21, 2012 with Alec Baldwin on his Here’s the Thing podcast on Jan 21, 2013, this is what the Girls star and creator had to say:

“Fame is an amazing thing and it’s a platform that you have to take seriously. Which is why sometimes, it’s like. . . I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it’s like – again, I don’t want to ever throw stones from my glass house – but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna.”

“Like, you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy. . . She’s talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old.”

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Smoking on the j-o-b

We all know at least one recreational smoker. But on January 24th 2013, Rihanna ran out in the middle of a dance rehearsal to puff. That’s a whole ‘nother level of smoking. If you can’t make it through a day at work without smoking…

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Smoking All Day

On January 24th, Rihanna also took to Instagram and posted her umpteenth smoking picture with the quote: “Every day, every night , all the time…” And we believe her. The rumor mill says that Ri’s smoking habits even keep her from getting to work on time.

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Her Sheer Clothing Choices

Rihanna’s unclothed Instagram photos may not be news anymore, but on January 25th she made another big splash by going out to Eden nightclub in Hollywood in a sheer dress, thong and no bra. This is becoming more of a daily attire choice than a novelty. If being half-nekkid is ever considered a novelty.

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That Mouth

On January 25th, when Rihanna was leaving the Playhouse club in Hollywood, she had some choice words for the Papparrazi when they asked her for some free tickets:

“F**k all of y’all! Y’all motherf**kers better pay.Y’all make enough money off of me, b**ches! Talking about free tickets, free tickets these nuts!”

Reports from the scene say she was just joking. But we’ve seen that mouth get Ri in trouble before and all that anger has to come from some place.

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Her Weight

Recently, the already slim Rihannna has been dropping a lot of weight. Ri’s camp says it’s from her dance rehearsals. But she dances on stage for a living and we’ve never seen her this slim.

And an insider reported to Closer magazine that Ri’s weightloss is due to her (most recent) heartbreak over reports (the most recent) of Chris Brown hanging out with every chick in Hollywood but her:

“Rihanna is a strong, independent woman but Chris’ hot and cold behaviour is really affecting her. She loves him so much and really seems to be struggling…She’s dropped from a US size 4 [UK 8] to a size zero because she’s finding it hard to eat, saying she has no appetite…Rihanna loves to party but, recently, she’s been going loads to numb the sadness she feels over Chris.”
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When you love and hate a man like Rihanna does Chris it can drive you crazy. On January 27th, Rihanna reached the most recent final straw…or at least we think she did. She posted an Instagram pic titled “Buy your own fu–ing lighter” which everyone thinks is a dig at Chris Brown’s November song “Where the F–k Is My Lighter?”. But she was right back the next day…
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Crashing Karreuche Tran’s Party

On January 28th, K-Tran had a party at Hollywood’s Playhouse to celebrate her Rolling Out cover. Chris Brown was in attendance of course, but uninvited Rihanna showed up, marched to the VIP section, and reportedly told Karreuche “So you wanna turn up, rice cakes?” She burned shortly afterward, but that’s borderline stalker behavior.

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Trying to Tempt a Man Who Don’t Want It

After catching Chris Brown at the club with his “ex” Karreuche Tran, Rihanna posted another round of half-unclothed pics on her Instagram. She says they were to celebrate the end of a photo shoot, but the folks at Hollywood Life say those racy photos were meant to remind Chris Brown of what he is missing.


Helping Chris Brown Rehab His Career

I don’t know what has to go through your mind to make you try to rehabilitate the career of a man who whooped on you, but that’s just what Rihanna is doing. On February 10th, she plans to sing a duet with Chris Brown titled “Nobody’s Business” to let the world know she’s on his side.

A source from Chris’ camp told Radar Online:

“Chris wants to perform with Rihanna at the Grammys to show the whole world they are back together.

“Chris doesn’t care what the haters say, and wants to give the viewers an over the top performance with Rihanna.

“He wants the fans to know this is the real deal, and he is a changed man. If Rihanna can forgive him, the rest of the world should move on from what happened four years ago.”

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Her Areola Piercings

This is just my own personal soap box, but you have to be going through some sort of internal pain to let a man shove a metal spike through your nipples.

Most of the world found out about Rihanna’s Areola piercings when she went to the club in sheer clothing earlier this month. I don’t know when she got those done but the money may have been better spent on a little therapy.

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  • mzM

    whatever anybody says, ri ri is a gansta. “these nuts” lol

  • Froggage

    This is almost as pointless as that stupid article about “Celebrities You Thought Were Black But Aren’t” where the list started with Channing Tatum (lolwut?) and went downhill from there. Y’all are just reaching. Riri has some problems, but she’s an amateur compared to a hot mess like Kim Kardashian. She’ll be okay.

  • JeriShermaine

    Im 23 and i know if i had all that money I wouldn’t be doing that ish. IN fact, I’ve never set a foot in a club. Not once. I think she is nuts. I think young america as a whole is nuts. Just nuts,

  • scandalous7

    ehh y even talk about her anymore, thats all she wants. Thats why she is doing all of this.

  • scandalous7

    Blu Ivy background……………..delete!

  • Candacey Doris

    I feel that you’re overthinking a lot of this. The wedding dress was cute, and sometimes you just want to wear one without having it mean anything. The torc is not a collar, it’s an old style of jewelry. I honestly stopped reading after that.

  • clove8canela

    Ain’t nothing wrong with getting your nips pierced.

  • Beejcee

    I wish they would move that Blue Ivy foolishness. It is making the site even harder to navigate. I guess it is something with the pop-ups!

  • E L

    One thing I don’t think I’ll understand is how a person can be a public celebrity, and then say they don’t want to be a role model, or that they don’t mean to be a role model. That’s what you get paid to do. To entertain, and to be seen by the masses, which so happen to include impressionable young minds. When you become a celebrity, being a role model comes with the territory, especially when you post yourself and your business here, there, and everywhere. So it bothers me when these celebrities make questionable choices and then say they aren’t a role model, acting like they don’t give a crap about who sees them and/or who is looking up to them. And yes the parents should be raising the children and not celebrities, but we all know by now that that is not the case for every household, and for some children, no matter what kind of parenting they have, they still look up to these people. Smh.

  • If anything (aside from Chris), she will regret all of those randomly placed tattoos when she is older…btw nothing wrong with nip piercings 🙂

    • Trisha_B

      They really had nip piercings on here?! It’s removable, how is that something to regret. I love mines! lol these lists smh

  • This article is full of reaching and judging. SMH!

  • York


    You mean to tell me there’s nothing else to write about?

    We may not agree with her choices but at the end of the day, I doubt she’ll regret a Halloween dress lol.

    And truth be told, it’s not like she’s a menace to society like some people (*cough* LINDSEY LOHAN*cough cough*). She ain’t hurting nobody but herself.

  • I never question anyone who says they don’t live with regrets. That is someone who knows what they want to do and does it.

  • Rosetta’s Stoned

    Where do you people get your facts from? “crashing karrueche’s party” no there were two different parties going on in the same venue. smh. if you’re gonna report something, get it right.

  • Rosetta’s stoned

    and Lena Dunham might wanna watch her words. She wants NO parts of rihanna. NO PARTS. Robyn has a lethal tongue.

  • Rosetta’s stoned

    Keep in mind…she’s 24 people. Young, beautiful and rich. Let her live please.

  • CB3

    Ditto to all these comments. This young women is living a public life style and she won’t always get it right just like I didn’t always get it right and most young people (men and women) don’t get it right during these years. Regrets? Of course if you’re going to through this stage of life you will have regrets, but thats what makes you learn. Let’s not act like we don’t know MN.

  • bluekissess

    No I didn’t click through the list. Why? Because based on the comments it was a dumb article. One article wants Chris to get his life together and this article is a smh for Rihanna? What’s the point? I just think Rihanna has created something that she can’t turn her back on. Even if she wanted to change for the good the bad has put money in her pocket. Articles like this frustrate me

  • Trisha_B

    I didn’t even have to click on the pages to know this list is dumb lol. The 1st page just shows it smh. It was halloween, the point of that day is to dress up. What was wrong w/ her dressing up? & to think that means she’s thirsty to get a ring? lmao I dressed up as a bride when i was younger, i guess i was thirsty back then -___- . Rihanna is living her life for her, the way she wants. I don’t think she’ll have any regrets b/c every choice she makes is a lesson learned. A lot of the stuff she do is no different than what regular woman her age do, only difference is that she is a celeb

    • shay lanay

      you saying this i hope you werent one of the ones mad at Chris Brown for dressing up as a terrorist for Halloween. Coz like u just said, it’s only Halloween. I’ll have to admit, saying she’s thirsty for a ring coz she dressed up as a bride is a bit much

  • So y’all just had an article screaming about wanting Chris brown to win but you throw all this shade at Rihanna I truly don’t get it

    • realadulttalk

      Good point. I swear no one on the staff talks to each other.

      • bluekissess

        That’s what I was thinking. Do they even have staff meetings?

  • This list was pointless. A lot of these points were reaching. I guess you guys didn’t have anything else to write about. If Rihanna is anything like most women her age, I’m sure she’s content with living her life to the fullest, learning things along the way. Not everyone is holier than thou, worried about what folks are thinking of them, because people will talk whether you’re doing bad or good.

    & when exactly was she at Playhouse?? Because one slide says January 25th, and another one says January 28th… so, umm…. yeah!

    • Suchalady

      Yeah aside from that Playhouse thing likely being a lie, this list is rubbish. Most of her “regrets” were repetitive. I’m not gonna say she makes the best decisions but she’s not as self destructive as they make it seem.

      • Guest

        I saw the Playhouse video. She was just being silly. Everyone was laughing.

    • sabecb2014

      Well said. My Bestfriend got her nipples pierced and some other piercings I’m pretty sure she not going to regret them. If you like piercing most likely that’s not going to go away with age. Tattoos are more likely to be regretted over a piercing. And why would she regret making a song with her ex. If he didn’t want to do t she wouldn’t. I could see if they said she would regret sleeping with her ex who beat we up that’s something regret but making as of with him, no because he’s a big celebrity whether she does songs with him or not. If e was just an average joe with a job as a security officer and she did his application then yes she may regret helping him get a job but not doing a song with an equally famous celebrity.