Rihanna continues to disgrace Barbados – flaunts boobs in Euro-Trash model shoot and shows contempt with overseas’ real estate buy [PG-13: Language]

There’s an old conundrum which poses the following situation – who’s more foolish? Those who lead or those who follow? A vigorous debate can be touted for either side, but if both sides are not operating with a full deck in the first place …. ?? Is there really any point in playing a blame game?

I’m referring to the whole sorry and sordid mess of Chris Brown and Rihanna – on his part? He chose to try and look like a black Jimmy Olsen with that ridiculous powder-blue bowtie and give a woe-is-me plea on CNN’s Larry King “LIVE.” He can’t remember what happened (Odd, he gave the head trauma, not received it). He says he will always love her, they’re Romeo and Juliet – does he read Shakespeare? A rather chilling comparison, then again, maybe he knows exactly what he’s saying – I’m gonna love you to DEATH, b**ch!

The court case where the judge made sure NEITHER side tries to see each other, it all comes out he did mash up her Land Rover in Barbados by imitating a Bajan and grabbling some rock-stones and f**king ’em through the glass – it was a rumour here for months but now is proven true.

Meanwhile – The two cops who have been alleged to sold that sad photo of Rihanna (I think now she changed forever that night) to TMZ are now on special leave… Big Deal. If it’s true what was paid for the one shot (Like a year’s salary for them), will it matter?

As for Ms Robyn Fenty, late of Westbury Road, St Michael… She gets a hairdo only a cockatoo would love, then bursts in a nightclub on July 4th no less in an outfit more appropriate in Brazil’s Carnival celebrations, even then Brazilians have more taste and class!

More tattoos, and you almost dare yourself to wonder if there could be worse? Why ask?

She splurges on a mansion for $10 million US yet I hear nothing of investing or even buying an Apes Hill property for her family or anything so… If I got that kind of money, all the bigging up would be here, clear the mortgage and then my family first, plus finding property to rent!

But no, the real kicker is when she does a photo shoot where she ALMOST manages to make Grace Jones look like Mother Theresa… Why get annoyed about the nude pictures earlier this year then? She should tell Def Jam to keep quiet since Ri-Ri plans to do worse…

What kind of message is she sending to young Bajans? I dared to ask this on Facebook by Peter Boyce’s page, and only a few saw where I was coming from, here’s a detractor;-

You know what? You people need to stop looking at Rihanna “as the little snuffy girl that grew up in Westbury Road (or wherever)”. She is an ENTERTAINER and an INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR. This is fact regardless to whether you like her or not. She does not dress this way in public! It is was just a photo shoot for VOGUE magazine.”

Another reader who was pissed at my assessment;-

“...it is rihanna’s body she is 21 years old and is entitled to do whatever she pleases…shit dem got 15 and 16 yr olds dat walking bout in barbados worst and no body tells them nothing and she is a 21 yr old millionaire and she is to dress to pls ppl like u???? well notdressRead Morecause it was for a photoshot with an extreme couture fashion magazine and BTW {By The Way} where are her tits? as far as i know i see pasties over them….plus this photoshoot had about 15 pics what is the big deal if shetook it off for 1?…just like most photoshoots nowadays smdh {Shaking My Damn Head}

Now I get it! If you are a Barbados Youth Ambassador then sluttiness comes with the package, right? At least one facebooker saw my perspective;-

Okaay – Being aninternational star and not the snuffy girl from West Bury Roaddictates that she should have no compunctions at all about it as to how far she will go?? HOW MANY OTHER MILLIONAIRE INTERNATIONAL SUPER STARS ARE DOING THIS???? Why aren’t the men showing their star-cover penises? (Pun intended) You give me a break!!! AND, the fact that you think it’sjust a photo shoot orshe’s a 21 old millionairespeaks to your lack of depth and insight. LOOK AGAIN!!!!!!

This reader also added;-

SHE IS A ROLE MODEL. Whether she wants to be or not. It comes with the territory – when she signed up to be in the public eye, she signed up to be a role model. How then can you say she doesn’t have to set an example? Yes parents should and do set examples for their children, but from what I know, when you want to do something that someone else has done, the best way to get there is t learn from the one who’s already done it. We’re not talking about simple issues here – this is far more in depth than that.

IMHO? It is about time for this current administration to ask Ms Fenty to resign from the Global Diplomatic assignment, or rescind or revoke it quite vocally so as to salvage some form of reputation on the world scene, as we are now party to a planetary laughing stock as she spins wildly out of control…

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  1. Rhianna is free to do what she wants.She is not the property of Barbados or Barbadians;nor does she represent Barbados.It's nobody's business where she buys a house or how much she pays for it.
    What about stars such as Tina Turner and Beyonce who have homes in the US and Europe.Are they criticized by Americans.

  2. Rihanna is indeed free to do what she feels, nor is she Barbadian property – but she DOES represent Barbados as an ambassador for the YOUTH, and that is what I have a problem with…

    I know of at least 2 little girls (8 and under) who adore "Ri-Ri" and 'wanna be just like her' when they grow up, I can tell you this comment now sends chills up their respective parents' spines!

    As for the mansion bit, I am still entitled to give an opinion – if you have a friend doing crap do you advise or stand aside and let them proceed? A real friend gives advice you may not want to hear…

  3. I don't know why Bajans are so upset.We have other bigger problems in this country.Unemployment, crime,the high cost of living, illegal immigration are all more important than what Rihanna wears or where she lives. I am a Bajan and we bajans are a nation of jealous people. BTW, Rihanna did buy a house for her mother. Bajans need to mind their own business. Many of the women and men who are talking about Rihanna's clothes are doing worse. There is a lot of incest and adultery in this country. Go clean out your own house before you criticize someone else's.

  4. My house is in order, but I'm not the one in the spotlight – Italy may accept the shoot she did but this is Barbados…

    How can one say mind your business since Rihanna decided not to just be in Barbdos' face but the world's? Does that not make her EVERYONE's business?

    As for looking at the other issues you pose, there are alternative Bajan blogs for that… Here? Arts, Entertainment and Sports are the primary driving forces – so thanks for making it a point to visit!

  5. I may be a rare Bajan.it is is her life, her business and her body. She can do whatever she wants as long as it does not affect my life or Barbados in general.People in this country spend too much time discussing unimportant issues especially those that have nothing to do with them. When Michael Jackson disfigured his face with plastic surgery people around the world, including Barbados had lots to say. My view, it was his money and his body, nothing to do with me.
    To be honest I do not think the Government should have made her an ambassador. They could have just given her a diplomatic passport without the title. In Barbados we like to grandstand, especially after the fact. Take for instance CBC and the Ryan Brathwaite situation but that is another story.

  6. I agree they should rescind her position. I dont think she is doing a good job as ambassador or whatever. Yes she can do whatever she wants, she an adult after all but she really isnt setting an example for the yout which is what I thought the Youth ambassador thing was supposed to be.

    I dont think folks get your angle though.

  7. Is Ri-RI the parents of these 8 year olds? If these girls parents are cultivating values in their household, then why would chills be running up their spines? What on God's earth could they be fearful of? I do not understand how we calculate A + B = Z in Rihanna's unfolding story. She "flashes her boobs" and this is her unravelling? My goodness!! We cannot dictate what choices she makes. What do cultural ambassadors do? For all we know, keeping herself in the limelight maybe her way of keeping Barbados in the spotlight? Who manages the cultural ambassadors? I never heard/read one official statement coming from any office when she was battered. No! Could not do that, did not hear any calls for that, but now she dressing skimpy, we want she title revoked? If sports & entertainment is your focus, maybe discuss how a national broadcasting station funded by tax-payers had to be shamed into showing a meet with a national athlete!!

  8. Why should Rihanna want to live in Barbados? We have said some of the most hurtful things about her without knowing the facts. My advice to her is to stay away as much as possible, we are a nation of jealous people.

  9. Oh? And what changed since May 8th? (I'm trying REALLY hard not to start on you, Ian)

  10. Nowhere in this article refers to May 8th? However, since the incident with Chris Brown, it seems there have been changes in the attitude, lifestyle and behaviours of Rihanna compared from up to late 2008 (If you recall, I defended accusations that "Umbrella" is a Masonic tract – an item which still draws comments. This is apart from defending Rihanna with her 1st hairstyle-change and comparing it latewith my days at CBC!) So IMO there is a change and not necessarily for the better…

  11. "we are now party to a planetary laughing stock"

    Isn't this a bit of an exaggeration (or a lot of an exaggeration)? The way you're carrying on you'd think she was Anna Nicole Smith, may she rest in peace.

  12. I want to formally and publicly go on record as saying, as I have said elsewhere, but not quite as bluntly: Rhianna is FREE to do whatever the hell she want's with her life, her body, her image, her representation and it don't have one damn thing to do with being Barbadian, or who she was born into, or where she comes from. She is not a SLAVE to the Tourist Board, she is a human being with free will and she is entitled to do what she wants with it. My official comment on those photographs is that I think she looks fierce, ferocious, and fantastic. She doesn't need to look overly saccharine, coy, sweet or demure to impress me. That she escaped and is living beyond the glaring limitations of Barbadian society, impresses me to no end.

  13. Then resign as Youth Ambassador, this is no Role Model for children – if I had a daughter and she wanted to aspire to THAT? I would PEPPER her arse in licks 'til sense drop in… Based on what you say, it seems the only reason she got upset with her Nude pix is there was no money in it for her?

  14. What are you saying Ian, that her body is something she should cover up (and there is no exposed nanni that I can see) in order to be considered 'acceptable'.

    You know that the children of this country are watching Beyonce writhe and wriggle, and endless video hos that dribble out of the ears of the record industry, on BET and MTV, and even if there is a parent turning off the TV, they are WATCHING somewhere.

    Rhianna is still a very young woman. I know what it was like for me to be her age, and growing into who I was, and she is doing it with fatwas in Barbados ready to beat her down because she is part of an INDUSTRY?

    What exactly do you think this young woman's life is like? I assure you, she is not thinking about being Barbadian or any of that stuff, and neither should she. Do you think about being Barbadian when you are choosing a job, interview, or what suit you are going to wear while on the job. YOU DON'T. She is doing her JOB as a SUPER STAR. When she comes to Barbados and interacts with young people, then she is DOING HER JOB as YOUTH AMBASSADOR.

    Did Jane Fonda revoke her right to do community work when she did Barbarella?

    You're kidding me! Ian, that is almost a petulant reasoning, and I have seen it put forward by Barbados Underground and now yourself.

    It sounds naive and as though you think you have a right to tell her how to live her life, just because she was born here.

  15. Then hear your comment: If she were your child, at 21, you would beat her ass until she sees your point of view. Come on, come on!

    I am very sorry, but 21 is completely, totally legal in almost every country in this world. She can do whatever she wants.

    She is young, beautiful, rich and beyond even caring about what we here in Barbados think about her life, and I say POWER to her.

  16. What is slutty about a photo shoot Ian? This is 2009, not 1809.

    Slutty is defined as a woman who takes nuff nuff man, and has extremely loose morals. This is a Judeo-Christian more… we are quick to call any woman who isn't conforming to narrow ideas about the physical body, sexuality and in particular the sexual empowerment of woman.

    What you are saying is, you have a right to tell her what to do with her nanni! JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS LATE OF WESTBURY ROAD ST. MICHAEL?

    What the jail you telling me Ian?

    We in 2009 mate. 2009!!!

    If she want to sell her nanni for .50c a judger is a sinner.

  17. What are you saying Ian, that her body is something she should cover up (and there is no exposed nanni that I can see) in order to be considered 'acceptable'.

    H'mm? Read my article? I said Brazilian Carnival dancers and Grace Jones are more tasteful yet just as "fleshy"…

    You know that the children of this country are watching Beyonce writhe and wriggle, and endless video hos that dribble out of the ears of the record industry, on BET and MTV, and even if there is a parent turning off the TV, they are WATCHING somewhere.

    This is very true, it's WHY parents need to be more vigilant!

    Rhianna is still a very young woman. I know what it was like for me to be her age, and growing into who I was, and she is doing it with fatwas in Barbados ready to beat her down because she is part of an INDUSTRY?

    What exactly do you think this young woman's life is like? I assure you, she is not thinking about being Barbadian or any of that stuff, and neither should she. Do you think about being Barbadian when you are choosing a job, interview, or what suit you are going to wear while on the job. YOU DON'T. She is doing her JOB as a SUPER STAR. When she comes to Barbados and interacts with young people, then she is DOING HER JOB as YOUTH AMBASSADOR.

    Sigh, well that's where we disagree, so I stick to my POV and you 4 Urz…

    Did Jane Fonda revoke her right to do community work when she did Barbarella?

    Barbarella was FAR more chaste than the Italian Vogue work! Jane has paid her dues for her Hanoi crap which is what I used to have a beef with…

    You're kidding me! Ian, that is almost a petulant reasoning, and I have seen it put forward by Barbados Underground and now yourself.

    It sounds naive and as though you think you have a right to tell her how to live her life, just because she was born here.

    Yes she does, ppl felt that way about me and just for sporting an EARRING, not even using a Thong! There are limits and she crossed them IMO.

  18. If my daughter's 21 then by that time, she would have a POV that would not need correction nor disowning… But if she's under 18? Then unless she won Mega 6 or Super Lotto, divorced her parents and was on her own? She WILL do as I decree under MY roof, I pay her bills and feed, clother and shelter her and I will expect due respect, capisce?

    The pictures are slutty to me, and that's my view – I do not see myself as wrong nor will I back away from it, so tough!

  19. I'm in agreement with Ian. No one is above criticism, including Rihanna. Most of the comments expressed are indeed reflective of the moral decadence ravaging the Barbadian landscape. Is life all above being "young, beautiful and rich"? Where are your standards? She shouldn't have been made an ambassador in the first place!

    Concerned Bajan.

  20. I think since the incident with Chris, she has spiraled out of control with regards to her attire. I believe that when a woman dresses like that, she is seeking to be the center of attention, or trying to fill a void in her life; and most men won't have respect for a woman who has no respect for her body. By dressing like this she is a siren that will attract the wrong kind of man into her life. She is carrying on as if she is a mass of flesh waiting for the vultures to feast on. Women these days think it's no problem to walk around skimpily dressed, but I think it is in poor taste. Your goodies are for you and your partner to enjoy not the entire world. What kind of man wants everyone drooling over his sweethearts breasts and fanny as they would a slab of pork– maybe as a trophy, but women should not be objectified or possessed by any man. Rihanna was an ordinary girl– she has come into some fame and all of a sudden she has become this symbol of power, spiraling out of control in terms of her wardrobe. Money makes you feel invincible– makes you think you can get away with anything. Celebrity or no celebrity our bodies belong to God; she will have to give an account for how she used it. Like it or not we do have kids we need to be mindful of and as responsible adults we have to protect them. Knowledge is power and wisdom is a blessing. I suggest that Rihanna get some. Have some dignity and class. At the end of the day, most rationally minded parents don't want their daughters to turn out to be Rihanna's. And the really good men want a classy woman.

    West Indian Woman from Trinidad

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  23. I ma in total agreement with sungoddess on this one. Do we have an international superstar for her to emulate… is there someone here who can tell her how to be a superstar in the entertainment industry… dont think so so let her be… she is doing far better than many international artists.

    And since when should a young girl be reading italian vogue etc…where is the parenting there? We bajans need to clean our own house first before we try to MAKE her conform to some silly idealistic and PURE superstar that does not exist!

  24. You, I now see why American think Bajans are from Jamaica, wunna retarded as hell. You keep saying “if it dont affect me it aint my problem”. wait til you girl child start stripping or go school and change clothes and go to a party in what Rhianna had on, next thing de pics on facebook, or frequenting up Bush hill, or better yet, ya 21 yr old son come home with a brand new BMW. Children follow stars, no matter what we tell them, BUT why not Rhianna is lost and I hope she finds he way soon because when you follow multitude to do evil, God finds a way to punish you. Now, How many ambassadors do we have? How many of them show up in photos half naked? You Cannot be a representative of children and doing folly, isnt there some organisation she supports? When I was growing up my role models were, Stevie Wonder, Pattie Labelle, Roberta Flack, Aretha franklin – see the difference, not that any of them were perfect, but be jinx man, values value, self respect, you can be sultry, sexy and sassy with out being slutty. I deleted every single Rhianna, Jay Z, and beyonce song I had, I will not support any occultists, Kanye west you soon to follow, its stupidness, Barbados looks like a small USA and yes damnit it DOES affect us, schupse.

  25. oh and Sungoddes, ever seen louise brooks??? Sexy as hell for and most of the time she was Fully clothes and men were drooling all over the floor. Look at every single singer and compare them to rhianna, she fail, she is beautiful but i have no respect for her, check halle berry in cat woman, Jane russell, dorothy lamour, and Maralyn monroe, oh and if it quacks like a duck…………. she look like s slut plain and simple, I cannot show my daughter a pic of her and say you can dress like when your 21, HA, i cant dress like that now, someone would shove my ass back inside and mek me change my clothes, but money is the issue here not morality because as long as you is a frigging millionaire you can bare all, i stop listening to eminem he does cuss to much, i stop watching eddie murphy, chris tucker (who is now a christian mind you) you have to draw the line somewhere . that girl need guidance, and she needto get jayz out of her life. beyonce didnt change until AFTER she got married, wunna blind.

  26. Rhianna is free to do what she wants.She is not the property of Barbados or Barbadians;nor does she represent Barbados.
    ———————-
    Are u nuts?

    As youth ambassador, she is an extension of Barbados THEREFORE she represents BARBADOS AND IS THE PROPERTY OF BARBADOS!
    The government can call her in anytime and strip her of her title for misrepresenting the country (tourism product)!

    http://bimchat.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/rihanna-covers-january-gq/

  27. Alot of Bajans are like Crabs in a Bucket, always trying to pull de other down. Rhianna has a right to Dress how the Hell she pleases. Instead of this and the next bout Barbados, have you ever stop to wonder what Barbados would have done for her when she not an International Star?? Barbados is a Land and Rhianna is a person!!! The Almighty God gave us all the Gift of Free Choice, just like you have the right to Complain. Go Rhianna, do ya thing Girl, and when ya own Landsmen/women complain and critize, de rest of de world love ya bad like cook food. In Germany where i live at present, and you ask someone bout Rhianna, everyone loves her music, but ask someone if they know bout Barbados, mostly they say “weis ich nicht, wo ist das?” (I don?t Know, Where is it?) then you say Rhianna and then they say in the Caribbean. Any Publicity is Good Publicity, because it?s FREE..

  28. growup West Indians, let carnival come around, and see how people dress…you dont like it dont watch

  29. rihannas getting yall more tourism be happy you have the hottest girl in the planet hail from your small island

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