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Rihanna Talks About Her C*nt Necklace: “I Am No Role Model”

Submitted by on October 21, 2011 – 6:08 pm2 Comments

Rihanna has a problem with white people but no problem with the word “cunt” apparently.

Earlier this month the 23-year-old Grammy winner was spotted leaving the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California with a gold-plated necklace with the word “CUNT” emblazoned on it. Parents instantly freaked out and criticized the singer for her fashion choice because she is, of course, a role-model for young girls. Well, Rihanna disagrees.

In a new interview with Vogue UK the Barbadian popstar opened up about her love of the word cunt and where everyone else can stick it. “That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans,” said Rihanna. “You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that’s the way we use the c-word…when I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, ‘Hey, cunt’, until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never knew.”

Rihanna, who debuted an even blonder coif for the Vogue cover than the one she sported in her new Armani ads, admits that she just wants to be a singer and not an example of “what to do.” “See, people—especially white people—they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead,” Ri Ri explained. ”The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and being a role model became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”

I’ve never considered pop stars as some sort of moral compass. On the contrary, I’m quite the opposite. You can be sure anything a celebrity is doing, I’m trying to do stay on the flip side of the spectrum. But hey, that’s just me.

So white or black, does Rihanna‘s use of the word “cunt” offend you? Should her fame and fortune require that she not act a fool in public?

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