I’ve read the article in Barbados Today regarding Rihanna’s image. Sad to say, she’s not that interested in how anyone really feels. She’s in the business to make it by any means necessary. Sex always was a big seller even if one has to use his or her imagination. Rihanna is selling what the public wants. See Rihanna’s latest video which is creating the buzz.
I can understand your feelings regarding her holding a diplomatic passport and expecting her to be different in her business approach. However you should never loose focus, she is in business not for herself but under contract to do what the company wants i.e. to recoup the money they expensed towards promoting her.
I saw the video and it is what it is to who want to take it where their imagination wants to go. She is in the business to make money for the company so she too can get paid. Rihanna came on the scene like little Miss Innocent, but as time passed, she had to do what was expected of her if she wanted to be make it big. Many of us do worse things than what she’s doing in her videos or her songs; She is on her **JOB** doing what she has to do to stay on top of the industry. We might not like what she is doing but remember she is now a woman who can make her own choices;
I remember Grace Jones from Jamaica who was off the hook how she dressed and acted. This doesn’t make the person less than who they are at the end of the day. Just hope and pray that during her run that she will continue to be successful, and be a **LADY** in public. To be quite honest with you what she is doing isn’t nothing new or any different than many others who are in the business. Rihanna never started out to be another Queen of Soul.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not for or against what’s she’s doing on her **JOB**. She has a boss to answer to like many others who have jobs. Rihanna is a Bajan who knows how to shake what her mother gave her, and get paid for it. So just let it go and don’t make a big issue out of this job that you were happy that she had gotten in the first place. Only last year you were ready to give her a big peace of land that was worth big money. She’s the same person that you were so proud of then. Count her as just being different, in a business that she doesn’t have total control of if she wants to continue making those big bucks.
I’m sure you have more important things to worry about for real; She is doing what many other women and men are doing in Barbados when they are partying… Stop being so stuck up on something this simple. The young folks in Barbados has been doing what they wanted to on the dance floors in Barbados even before Rihanna became BIG;