An Open Letter To Rihanna
First of all, I think you’re awesome. Your songs are catchy, and you’ve had us girls dancing like no one was watching since “Pon De Replay” came out. You’ve got some fierce style and an even more feisty attitude. You change your hair without looking like a maniac (here’s looking at you Nicki Minaj), and you can make a black gown the sexiest dress on the planet. Most of us are usually on your side. Although, I don’t forgive you for doing Bring It On 4: All Or Nothing. We don’t have to talk about that.
You’ve been through a lot, and we were so proud of you for cutting your crazy ex out of your life. You were a great role model for girls dealing with serious issues. But then y’all did that weird musical mash-up on each others albums and were speculated to be back together. And then you had a sleepover at Ashton Kutcher’s house and freaked out at a reporter. And then you were spotted rolling something on your bodyguard’s head at Coachella. And then you go tweeting things with a mouth that I know you don’t kiss your grandmother with.
What’s going on, RiRi? I mean, you’re a gorgeous, smart, talented young woman who has an incredible fan base. You’re 24 years old, and I understand that your fans are growing up too. But you don’t need a Miley “Can’t Be Tamed” moment. Everyone already knows you’re sexy and grown-up. You’ve gone from being a role model to running out of effs to give from zero to sixty. I’m surprised by your sudden “thug life” mentality. You’re an adult, and you can do what you want but consider your influence over young girls. Britney and Christina went through this too. You don’t want your fans to get in the way of growing up, but there’s a difference between being super sexual and condoning drug use and thug life when you have a large fan base of young girls.
Just think about it, okay?
We still love you, and I’m really excited for your next album.
Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!
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