Rihanna

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Rihanna, 2010, Paris

Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a young Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae and dance. Rihanna made hits such as Pon de Replay, SOS, Unfaithful, Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Disturbia, Russian Roulette, Rude Boy and Only Girl (In The World).

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  • She's Beyoncé, and I'm [Jay-Z's] new protégée. When we see each other we say hi. We're not enemies, but we're not friends friends.
    • Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • People don't do them around me. I would never allow it. The people who are around me are people that I love, and I don't want to see people that I love hurt themselves.
    • On drugs. Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • He's one of my closest friends in the industry. He makes me feel like a teenager — I have to act and think like an adult so much. He makes me feel young again.
  • The label didn't want me to do this look. But cutting my hair, it made me stand out as an artist. I don't care who likes it--this is me.
    • Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • [G]enetically my legs are supposed to be huge. I can't really think about it, or I'll go crazy.
    • On working out. Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • While in America beautiful is skinny, in Barbados it's thick — girls with huge butts and nice curves.
    • Allure magazine interview, January 2008.
  • People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.
    • On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • The hardest thing for me is to say no. I feel like a bitch. But sometimes I don't have a choice.
    • On refusing to sign autographs when approached by fans. Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • I was a little confused as a kid because I grew up with my mom, and my mom is black. So, I was cultured in a very 'black' way. But when I go to school, I'm getting called 'white.' They would look at me, and they would curse me out. I didn't understand. I just knew I saw people of all different shades, and I was light. Now, I'm in a much bigger world.
    • Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • They'd complain to my other neighbor, who was very close to my mom, so we always got the message: I'm too loud. But we didn't really care. They can't tell me what to do in my house!
    • On being scolded by her neighbors in Barbados for singing too loudly in the shower. Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • You can't even go out with a friend who's a celebrity and have a good time without people making shit up.
    • Allure magazine, January 2008.
  • When the door closes you have two choices. Give up, or keep going. Let them shut you down or prove them wrong. We all start somewhere. It's where you end up that counts. Grammy 2013

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