I was going to ignore the plethora of emails I received after publishing my post titled "Plus-Size Singer Rihanna Stuns At 'Valerian' Premiere". But my Inbox is still being inundated with angry emails.

I have 2 words for you if you emailed me: Grow Up.

Rihanna is plus-size. Get over it.

This is what Plus-size looks like. Model Ashley Graham is proud to be plus-size. Being plus-size is not the same as fat or obese, which can lead to heart disease and other medical disorders.

As I noted in an earlier post, according to PLUS Model magazine, plus size is defined as sizes 10-14.

At 5-3 and 140 pounds, your auntie is considered plus-size -- and I have no problem with that. It just means there is more of me to squeeze.

Some of you need to get over your negative self-image and realize that not everyone assumes being plus-size is bad or undesirable.

Stop projecting your self-defeating attitudes onto others. Change your attitudes and maybe you will live longer and appreciate life more.

Hey Sandra Rose,

Please stop your body shaming nonsense. As a women is disconcerting that you would perpetuate judgment on a woman's body. You should be ashamed of yourself.



Dear Sandra Rose,

Recently I reviewed an article that you wrote featuring Rihanna. While I found no issue with the content, I found a problem with the title, "Plus-Size Singer Rihanna Stuns at Valerian Premiere."

While Rihanna is a stunningly beautiful woman, she is not plus-size! And, there is NOTHING wrong with being a more voluptuous female in society, I just question your use of the word "Plus-Size." Was it intended to shock, insult or separate us? As women, we dont design our DNA, our DNA designs us! We dont need the LABELS that you and the media attach to ALL women. It only perpetuates a culture of dissemblance and sometimes a path to bad self esteem issues. Globally we are still fighting so many forms of discrimination. My suggestion to you is to shake loose of the inappropriate size classifications, unless you want to be known as having the social grace of someone like Howard Stern! Women are beautiful creatures. We are all Diamonds... cut in different shapes and sizes! Value your sisters and please lose the labels of size descriptions!

Most Sincerely,
Cynthia Michaels


I read your response to the criticism of your Rihanna article, and you must be talking about some other Rihanna because there's no way that she is even close to a size 10.
With the height and weight you say she has, even by your own definition she does not qualify as "plus size." You must be making a really poorly executed joke because I just can't believe that someone would earnestly write something that contradictory. And bringing your own measurements into it was very odd and doesn't make for a solid argument anyway.

Furthermore, regardless of what size Rihanna truly is, it's completely inappropriate and objectifying to identify someone by their weight in a headline. Unless she self describes as a "plus size singer", a reference to her size (whether accurate or complete bullshit as yours was) shouldn't grace the page at all. I can't believe you call yourself a journalist while writing trash like that. People who write things for the purpose of instigating a negative response from people have no talent or moral compass.

This is why everyone turns against the media these days... You're creating this problem that gives people like Donald Trump a platform and legitimacy in his criticisms of the media, so shame on you!! If you want to stand behind your headline that's your business, but just know you're really ignorant and actively perpetuating objectification of women and delegitimization of journalism. Congrats!!!


What in the world is wrong with this writer? Why, why, why did a qualifier of "plus size" which she is so far from, have to be in the article? Do you describe Celo Green, or any other "big" male star this way? No. THIS is why eating disorders are rampant in our youth.

Carol Watt a "real" plus size woman.


Dear Writer,

I'm sure this is an attempt at getting hits likes or subscribers, but labeling an obviously below average size woman plus size is BULLSHIT! There are millions of your girls who look up to Rihanna and for you to misrepresent her in such a way furthers the fight for women raising young girls and women. I'm sure you have no shame or empathy. For if you did your lack thereof would be so grossly profound. Should you have daughters this isn't the best media for them to find encouragement. Do better!


You're clearly stupid and should probably remove your bias from your writing on Rihanna. At 5' 9" and 160lbs (which you are guessing in your delusional mind) would give her a BMI of 23.6 which is normal/healthy weight. I suggest you try to fix yourself up before coming for someone who is out of your league and not two wuk-ups about you does she give. Take your short ass back under a bridge, troll!


Rihanna is not plus size not has she ever been plus size. She gained weight but it is still healthy on her and she can still wear most clothes allot of ppl can't. Hollywood needs to really refocus on what is plus size and what is not plus size. She doesn't even have a muffin top or rolls on her back... You can clearly tell her stomach is still flat.. Just because she isn't skinny to the Hollywood unhealthy standard.. she has curves..and proportioned very well...


140 at 5'3 is no more "svelte" than 160 at 5'9. Stop kidding yourself, your bmi is higher than Rhianna's. Literally take 30 seconds to google it. I'm not calling you fat or ugly, I'm just saying that if Rhianna is plus sized at her BMI then you definitely must be as well. I'm 5'5 and 140 and I'm above average healthy weight. You might be perfectly lovely and beautiful, I honestly have no idea. I'm not sure why you referred to her as "plus size" in the title anyway, honestly, even if she is, because her size is pretty irrelevant to the article.


You need to edit this article about Rihanna being "plus size".. seriously shame on you. There are thousands upon thousands of kids and adults suffering from eating disorders in this world and you unnecessarily call her plus size.. You have/ are causing serious damage to anyone who looks up to her that already has a negative body imagine of themselves.


Dear Sandra Rose,

In what world is Rihanna "plus size". Do you want little girls to be anorexic?


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  • Keesh5000

    This caption made me buss out laughing...Its tooo early and why people messing with Auntie bout this mess...giggling

  • Torae

    Yea they do need to grow up and stop with the fake outrage ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In this pic Ashley Graham looks like a thicker (in the face) Eva Mendes.

  • Keesh5000

    They say we the fatest Country in the World! Anybody get upset about that. Its a reason people have programs education on child hood obesity. Im short and my Doc says Im Obese and I wear a 5/6 in my bottoms... soooooooo just let it go and make sure your kids and you are eating the right types of food to keep the weight down... thats all

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She's also talentless. I think that's the bigger story!

    Off topic: Sandra please post a story about Ciara trying to kill her children on a rollercoaster!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Is Lane Bryant still in business?

  • ?Learning 2 Love Me?

    LMAO!! Is it really that serious?

  • Oh Tommie

    I like mine thick....being stabbed with a pelvis bone does not feel good at all.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you're quite the drama queen this morning, aren't you Petty Betty?

  • Quitedeliteful

    People still with the rah-rah over this?!?!?? They have got to let this go... Rihanna is a pretty girl -- nuff said...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Oh, Sandy def used it to shock. and people fell for it sink, line & hook.

  • ~~eb

    DAMN! Y'all big mad up in here! Laaawwddd, folks this is Sandra Rose, relax!!!!!!



  • MookieFly

    Rihanna likes to eat. Most Island girls do. Next topic.

    Yall saw Girls Trip, right? Why do I feel like a certain gossip blogger was used for inspiration? ?

  • Chaos

    FOH plus sizes were determined by white people who have a lower body mass than people of color so a size 10 on a white girl looks very much like an overweight person,however a size 10 on a black person with more body mass looks like what a 6 would appear like on a white girl ....

    The white woman size 0 -2 is the black womans size 6

    So it has more to do with appearance than actual size and Rhianna appears to be in alignment with her BMI ....BMI is the best way to calculate your perfect weight not size and because white people have such a lower body mass they can swim better than us

    You are ignorant because you play directly into the white stereotypes that are constantly labeled against black people ...it's almost like you loathe yourself and your own people ....YOU choose what to report and YOU constantly choose to highlight the worst of our community and insert your negative opinions within the story

    You are a horrible journalist and should only ever be doing blogs

    My mother told me that there is absolutely nothing worse than a woman who is both ugly on the inside and out

  • MookieFly

    "You are ignorant because you play directly into the white stereotypes that are constantly labeled against black people " --> "because white people have such a lower body mass they can swim better than us"

    Isnt that a stereotype?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    When I saw that purple jumpsuit, I thought Sandra had photoshopped a picture of "Nikki" from The Parkers. ?

  • Faithz

    Auntee let them blow off steam, and ignore them.
    I am a Rih fan , and I love her with more meat on
    her, she look dang good.

  • Rayne

    Folks are that vested in celebs? Had no idea. But how do you get that mad ? over what someone else thinks, whew chile!

  • Faithz

    It ain't the Beauty, It's the B00y...

  • Faithz

    Rihanna ... Got That as shot on Lock.

  • Renee Bee

    Girl, they got jokes. They are so invested.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Stop projecting your self-defeating attitudes onto others. Change your attitudes and maybe you will live longer and appreciate life more.
    But you...


    Never damn mind


  • Jen_no_juice

    Since this am open post, can we talk about Power, Insecure, and Girls Trip?

    Power - I hope this not the opening for ghost to take Angela back. Tariq still need an @ss whipping
    Insecure - I'm mad Lawrence still fuking the hoe from the bank
    Girls Trip - went and saw it 2x. Tiffany Haddish is a complete fool

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Dont get blocked today LOL....this a bait and switch article

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Im just here for the comments

  • 100milesperhour

    Whites generally are better swimmers b/c they're taught young. Swimming to them is like running to us. Has nothing to do w/body mass. Anyone can be a good swimmer when taught.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Rhianna is double digits sized now. She's dealing with it, so will we. This is why you don't give young folks so much kudos and credit for their hot bodies. They're young and for the most part will have great physiques. When your grown woman/man weight starts to set in, you see who actually has an active lifestyle and who doesn't. Rhianna doesn't.

    Good news is she doesn't have to build the thick body IG models are paying stolen credit card money and identities to get. See, God still work in mysterious ways.

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    Damn! ?

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    Why she gotta be a hoe, tho.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Its why I sat on my fangers. Bc chilllle I cannot

  • Mischelle

    Chaos, while I agree with most of what you said, I'd have to disagree that BMI is the best indicator of the "perfect" weight. A better indicator of health, in general is the waist to hip ratio. If we went by BMI, Serena would be in the Overweight (possibly obese) category.

  • Bam Bam Li

    Same ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im just here so I dont get fined.

  • Vickix

    I understand what you're trying to saying Sandra, but you can't say she's plus size if you don't know how much she's weighs or her measurements. You're only making assumptions at this point.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I saw Girls Trip Sat. night.

    We booked rooms for Essence Festival 2018 this morning.

  • Miami8981

    Whatever size she is, I'm glad she appears to be off that sniff sniff and/or crack crack and taking her meds.

    In reply to the comment below, she not only has no talent someone lied and said she was pretty. Where is she pretty? In that gigantic forehead? I guess we all see people and things differently. And before the haters come out their holes, she's not bad looking. I just don't agree that she's pretty. Beyonce is not pretty. Again, just my opinion.

  • ouzad D

    When clickbait goes wrong.......Sandra know better... plus size is size 14-16 and up something Rihanna clearly isn't

  • Jeanine McNeal

    Maybe some were angered because some black women do not typically fall in the weight range to be considered a typical model frame.

    I will always remember what a European friend of mine once said. He said he expected black woman in the states to be typically larger because of their diet and lack of excercise due to their hair (weaves).

  • DynoMight

    Ms. Rose...

    First, thank you VERY much for your post... sincerely. #GottaPayTheCostToBeTheBoss

    Contradictions abound. Respectfully, please stick by your journalism... your entitled views... and your precious and respected words. When you use the words "5'3 at a svelte 140 pounds" and then re-write that you are considered plus-sized in a subsequent post... it is a bit shaky (no pun intended). #YesIFollowYouThough #NoJudgment #JustEagleEyes

    I enjoy your posts and applaud you for creating such an open forum. However, I do encourage you to not be offended or feel the need to defend your views... which may or may not be the same as the masses. #AsYouKnow

    I teach classes on killing the ego. It has to go if the TRUTH is to flow like Curtis Blow.

    In Africa... we are all "skinny" according to some tribes, lol. Perhaps, we should fatten our community dollars and expand our collective mind. #MindNeverMines #GrammaticallyCorrect #OneLove

    Kindly OWNING her brand and her stuff too,

    Your Sister Who Sees You Clearly With Her Eyes Closed

  • Peter Piper ATL

    That's a plus size forehead, and there's no room for debate about that.

    Rihanna is Jay-Z's former concubine and she's an INTERNATIONAL HOG CALLER that some people for some unknown reason call "singing". I don't get the fascination with her.

    Rihanna being a superstar says a lot about today's music tastes.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Let me know who you showing your ( . ) ( . ) to to get on stage lol

  • Jen_no_juice

    You must not watch Power. She knowingly sleeping with a married man! Equals hoe

  • Desiree Edwards


  • A D N

    Rihanna is plus size? Wow, the bar was raised lol. In the black community, she was considered skinny. Fat? is when you were huge...lol. And plus size is when you are big, but not huge. Oh well...lol

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    The problem with fans is that they don't allow their idols to be human. They don't want them to fail, look different, grow, experiment, get their hearts broken, have financial problems, etc. Fans put their idols on a pedestal. One so high that someone in their everyday life could never be put on, but they put others on that pedestal and expect them to remain flawless, and whenever the flaws show, they have excuses as to why those flaws are there and they are easily dismissed. Rihanna gained weight. She's not demanding people stop calling her names, nor is she ignoring the change in her figure, but it's her fans that are actually having a hard time with her weight and finding a way to adjust to her change. Yes she's still pretty and that is VERY, VERY important to her fans, but she has put on pounds for whatever the reason. She's getting older so her fans should expect a whole lot more changes to happen to her. It's part of life. Just like they don't and won't look the same at 20 years old, Rihanna won't either.

  • Guess Who

    CTFU....wow! Sandra....did you get more emails about this than stuff you post about Donald Trump's deranged azz?

  • Guess Who

    Peter Piper ATL keeps that tea simmering!

  • Soda

    But it was the woman from the bank you called a hoe, not Angela.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Honestly Sandra you know there was a negative connotation or "shade" when you called Rihanna plus size! Yes she has gained weight but what is understood doesn't need to be said, we can SEE that she is thicker! I love this page but hate it when you are condescending to the readers. Come on, you been hating rhianna guts since she called you out on Twitter (unjustifiably I might add since you were always in her defense at one time after the whole Chris Brown thing) years ago.

  • Miami8981

    The problem with fans is that they should not worship a false idol. Don't celebrate them and don't call yourself a fan, a stan, a fanboy, a fangirl, etc. Just be yourself. These people don't give a damn about you or the fact that some of you will spend your rent and grocery money to go see them in concert. Then when you're homeless and hungry you can't call them up and ask for your money back. Keeping it one thousand.

  • Ni Ni

    Omg, these stanleys are nut jobs. Sandra writes all kinds of crap. It is not that serious; laugh a little bit people...sheesh.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Lol. I sure will

  • Lisa daniels

    I have 2 words for you if you emailed me: Grow Up..... We will when you do and last week you said that you wasn't plus size so which is it?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    As I noted in an earlier post, according to PLUS Model magazine, plus size is defined as sizes 10-14.
    *grabs my own size 10 azz* Yep I still got it lmao

  • Lisa daniels

    That first part, tell her again.

  • PhillyFacts

    Can't wait for Jukebox number to get pulled, she's in the way. Tasha doesn't know her place sometimes, calling Stern at the end?, and about to spill the beans to the attorney in court ?she's starting to grind my gears?. So do y'all think the guy in prison is Tommy's dad, or Holly's?

  • DynoMight

    Hey, hey, hey "Lisa daniels" ?? Yes, it is a bit strange to rearrange your words to fit the range of those who are disturbed by them.

    If they (your words) are true, they not only reflect you... but they NEVER blind those of us on a constant mission to seek and promote THE TRUTH.... which comes in all sizes, ages, sexual preferences, religions, etc., etc.

    Feeling inspired to expand my brand via my OWN darn blog, lol.

    Thanks for your post to me. Hope you're feeling wonderful. ??

  • Liah

    Im 5 feet 4 inches and i weigh 140 pounds...Im plus size??/...LOL...Girl bye!!!...I wear a 5/6 in clothes...My advise to you is...Stop looking @ the WRONG chart!....Oh but thats right ...Youre a SELLOUT!!...So of course youre looking @ "that' chart!...Eat a sandwich and have a seat lady!!!##STOPIT##

  • DynoMight

    .... and one more thing to add to my previously posted/direct response to Ms. Rose:

    Try telling the woman in this video she's fat. She'll correct you and say in her THICK African accent, "Ya right, I AM PHAT!" #ShiftYourFocus

    I don't want to grow up... I'd rather dance.. ???


  • Renee26

    LMAO...ya'll went to inbox Sandra about this...she does read our comments ya know....so she saw it all already

    Ya'll should know to ignore her when she says stuff like that. She stays with the negative terms: long suffering, single mothers...and their gay sons, colorism, anything related to RiRi, Bey, or CiCi, and gay related ...ignore ignore ignore...unless you feel like giving her the business. We already said she really a white man because we can't understand why a lesbian who's also a dark skinned black woman says half the things she says

  • Miami8981

    She does stay on that BS. LOL

  • Renee26

    You MUST not have read any of the comments in the earlier posts....nobody has been in denial about her gain...most like it and think she's still sexy with the extra pounds...the issue was with the negative label of "plus size"

  • Miami8981

    Reminds me of the "I know you are but what am" I game.

  • Renee26

    Ok!! I laughed sooooo hard

  • Renee26

    give me your hand!!

  • Miami8981

    Sandra does stay on that bullshit. I think most people wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee. Sandra wakes up takes a bullshit pill to get her day started followed by a coffee chaser. LOL. Okay, I'll go stand in the corner now.

  • Renee26

    Constantly...I'm immune now

  • Renee26

    She reminds me of a friend I once had...she was full of confidence and rightfully so

  • Barb

    So now we go by what a magazine says? Plus size is over the last REGULAR size for women which is XL (12-14). Plus size stores like Lane Bryant start at size 14, you won't find a 10 or 12 in any of them. The average size for American women is 12 and depending on your height and how you carry your weight, will determine whether you're out of shape or normal. Only models are considered big at a 10 because they say everyone looks bigger on camera. Designers market their clothes on women that are 0-4. We don't go by model standards which are unrealistic. Obviously that magazine is trying to tap into smaller sizes to buy their product if they are stating these sizes are plus size.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I read the other comments in the other posts.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lordt ?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Girl lol. I forgot i called her a hoe too. She went after someone else's man too though, willingly. So shed a hoe as well

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Ouch! ?

  • Jen_no_juice

    My bad. I forgot whip I called a hoe. But she willingly went aftert someone else's man too

  • Jen_no_juice

    I never considered Holly. You might be right!!! Yah Tasha did the most. I get it because she can't trust ghost to take care of business but at least have a conversation with him

  • Dr. P

    I find it laughable how readers try and regulate the content Sandra posts, but ain't paying one red cent of her bills. Chile go getcho shyt of layaway at Walmart and STFU

  • Miami8981
  • Guess Who

    LOL....not regulate but they can respond and even disagree if they want. Hell, this is a blog where the readers can comment. WTF are they supposed to do? blindly agree, chortle and smile at everything she says? Sandra posts clickbait for a reason, lol.

  • Miami8981

    It's called a paycheck.

  • Guess Who


  • MsPam

    Ms.Sandra tell those people to get off your email and get a life.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I think n the content it was posted in, calling her plus size came across as u were taunting or fat shaming her..lets be honest Sandy..u definitely characterized her as plus sized for laughs and attention..is what it is..and readers are entitled to email their concerns..thats why its called a BLOG.

  • JanusMaximus

    It is clear that Auntie caught up in some deep feelings right now

  • MsPam

    Can we get a post on Usher's second accuser's lawsuit of being positive of herpes?! Now she wants 40 million instead of 10 million?!

  • Bonsai

    Apparently being a plus size model isn't a compliment if all those people took offense.

  • DynoMight

    Hey Renee26... ?? She reminds me of many of my "thick-skinned" friends and family from 3rd Ward "Houston, Texas Baby!" #BeyonceVoice #ProudSouthernGryl

    People and their "posts" are doing the most. Thank God for the rest of us folks keeping it movin' and groovin'. #JillScott #TheRealWorld #NaturalWomen #InEverySize #WithWingsANDtighs ??

  • fRAktal Reality

    @DynoMight - Bawo ni! Dada ni! Wetin dey happen? Eheee!!! Good oooo! That video stirred something up in my spirit! Made me get up and cut a rug, too.

    When mi hear dos AfRAkan sounds, I move oooo! I just love, love my people, worldwide.

    My sistah is doing her thing. Sha!

  • Lisa daniels

    Yes, super childish.

  • Lisa daniels

    I am great. Someponies just forget who they are. I am like Kendrick, be humble.

  • Chaos

    It's a fact idiot ..the body mass in black people are heavier than white people therefore that gives white people the extreme ability to maneuver the water with skills and I am guessing that is why we cannot competed with them when it comes to most water sports ...stop being sensitive about something so dumb..so what they can maneuver the water better ..we don't live in water we live on land

  • TheOwley

    You can go on line to check on the recommended Ht/Wt as the 'ideal' measurement of healthy weight. Based on the BMI recommendation, her recommended weight is 125.3 lbs - 169.3 lbs. She's in that range. Disregard the magazines and them fashion folks. Petite, plus size are just clothing terms. You do you and stay healthy. If you are overweight/obese/morbidly obese, get back to healthy or consequences will rise. http://www.calculator.net/ideal-weight-calculator.html

  • fRAktal Reality

    @DynoMight - Thank you for introducing me to QueenTeddy, the entertainment name of the lovely, energetic Black woman in your video.

  • DynoMight

    Ase oooo! fRAkyal Reality ? Ha! I am well, Adupe! As I often say... You never know with whom you speak... so it is always best you speak well!

    Yes! I get life every time I see this video and my African roots anywhere. Clearly my name here is a play on words and cyptically suggestive. However, my REAL nameS are both rooted and alude to my purpose in this life. ?

    My Godfather was Nigerian... and although I am an American woman, my heart is African! #AfricaAdorned #InitiatedPriestess #ForRealForReal

    Keep dancing.... #SeeYouAtTheTop

  • DynoMight

    "Those who know do not die like those who don't know..." -Nigerian Proverb

    My pleasure; my duty. You're beyond welcome, fRAktal Reality. ???

  • Chaos

    It's because of body mass sorry ..we can swim but they maneuver the water much better than we can because of mass ..it's kinda common sense ..the heavier something is the more it struggles to float ...

  • Chaos

    Well I don't see Serena as obese in any way shape or form ...your hip to waist would be determined by your bone structure therefore mass would have to be included

  • Mischelle

    That's my point. She's not, but because BMI can't distinguish between fat and muscle (which weighs more), BMI is a horrible way to measure body weight. Differences in bone structure is generally due to excess fat.

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO..Sandra you first said you were svelte, now you're admitting your plus sized? LMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAO.

  • Phyllis

    Have you been to Reggae Bodega off Almeda?

  • Listen2Me

    Tasha saw how Ghost looked at Angela on the way out. So she's probably like; let me get my money up front. Ghost isn't trustworthy when it comes to being faithful.
    I think the guy in jail is Tommy's dad. He and Tasha keep talking about we're family. It's time that he has real family.

  • JennyJazzhands

    Rihanna is pregnant.

  • MistaO

    Most these broads just fat, plain and simple. Cut it any way you want, fat is fat.

    Push up off the couch, hit the treadmill.

    Again, fat is fat...

  • isis Osiris

    Sandra is a silly hypocrite who is paid to stay in the media because she provides the mammy mentality the media loves. Her and Wendy Williams two peas in a pod.

  • DynoMight

    Hi Phyllis! Small, small world. I no longer live in my native Houston and haven't for some time. However, I know those guys personally and have for over 20 years. I travel the world and have lived all over this country... but Houston will forever be home and I was just there to visit family. 3rd Ward... West Gray... Rice Village... Montrose... Downtown.. Museum District... The Heights.. 5th Ward. You get where I'm going. Lol.

    Thank you for the reminders! Peace and blessings to you. ??

  • YellowSauce

    rihanna is now plus size lol ... I AM TOO lol and I'm not mad my pants are a size 12 lololololol i'm sexy stomach is flat but i'm STILL plus sized ... my cholesterol is up and diabetes runs in my family ... so I can stay stuck on a label or I can get myself healthy ...as blacks/ african americans whatever you want to call yourself we have to start being smart about our regular eating choices not completely omitting everything we love from our diets ... go to the doctor and find out what your body mass index is and go from there ... lots of people are over weight but think its normal especially with all these fake booties floating around do not starve or over eat while squeezing in some cardio and squat in ... eat a vegetable every once in a while maybe take a vitamin .... but do not be in denial that most people are over weight ....

  • JennyJazzhands

    Very true. I'm 5'2, a dancer, mostly muscle. When I got on the scale at my doctors office she said I was overweight. Then, she took out that pinchy thing that measures your muscle to fat. Then, she laughed and said, "never mind, girl you're solid". It was funny. According to bmi I'm overweight but looking at me no one would ever guess how much I weigh. My muscles are lean too so, I look like a regular slim thick girl until I step on a scale or someone tries to pick me up lol

  • MookieFly

    Look hefa, you may have made up that ish in your mind as explanation for not getting your hair wet in the pool, but I need some articles on this cus last I checked fat was fat. It doesn't change the longer in the oven. You can have different fat distribution between races but that's it.

  • PhillyFacts

    You're probably right he may be Tommy's dad. I thought maybe Holly because she died waaayy toooooo easily and no one came looking for her after she disappeared. Not only that but she seems like she could've been offspring of that sketchy guy.

  • dontgetblocked

    Rihanna azz is fat not phat. She's plus-sized. She's five good meals away from the big girl's department. Don't forget that she's tall and it's easy for her to move to the dark side (12W and up). And yes, I need to get my big butt on a treadmill too. I could lose a few pounds as well.

  • Anastasia Swarovski

    Being plus-size isn't a bad thing. You can be plus-size and ride that 'ish out like there's no tomorrow. It's just that Rihanna isn't plus-size. Point blank.

  • Lisa daniels

    She stay that way. She still ain't recovered for Rihanna cussing her ass put a few years ago.

  • Lisa daniels

    She don't chase it with coffee because coffee makes you ?. She stay full of it.

  • Lisa daniels

    Draggings are good for the soul

  • fRAktal Reality

    "Those who know do not die like those who don't know..." -Nigerian Proverb <--THIS!!!

    Chukwu go'd zie gi! <--May FORCES be with you!

  • Lisa daniels

    Sandra should have minded her own business when Rhianna decided to give Chris another go. She knew who Chris was and we saw that it ain't last long.

  • Solstice

    Hog calling lmao ? ? Whoo chile!

  • Nonya Bizness

    I'm just gonna put "Plus Size" in the corner with "Thick", since so many people have different interpretations of those words. I don't like being called Thick. I say"So you're saying I'm fat right?" All those BBW's yelling "I'm Thick" ruined the word. I'll stick with the jacked up BMI chart that changes whenever it wants to. Normal for me back in 99 according to the BMI was 136. Now it's 128. Everyone carries their weight differently as well. I have a friend whose 2 inches taller than me, and if I weighed what she weighs, I'd be morbidly obese and have all kinds of health issues. She carries it just fine, and is healthy.

  • Noirluv45

    Like I said before: I'm 5'3" and 150 lbs. and I feel and look good considered I dropped 50 lbs. If I'm considered plus size, then that's what I am. I hate labels. As long as one isn't obese and unhealthy, they can be a 14, 16, 18 and still look good...TO THEMSELVES. If you are comfortable with you, then screw the labels. Don't worry about what someone else thinks.

  • Noirluv45

    It's funny because I know unhealthy skinny people and healthy "overweight" people.

  • Chaos

    You sure are stupid...Fat is fat you are right but it looks far more disgusting on white woman than black woman....

  • Goddess™

    The mammy mentality???

  • lilred1

    As far as apologies go, you get an A for effort, Sandra ?

  • fRAktal Reality

    @DynoMight - We are kindred sistren!! Ase! I am Black American, yet, AfRAkan to my genetic and spiritual core. I am also an initiate and have been given, over time, names from several ethnic groups in West AfRAka that allude to blood lineage(s) and qualities I demonstrate through my character and purpose. It is certainly a treat to meet a sistah online who is cut from the same cloth I am because you KNOW...it is OUR time...again!. Asante-sana!

    Your play on words is actually what caught my attention while reading your posts during several site visits. Your writing style reminded me of the linguistic tactics my Igbo friend, a master linguist, would employ in his posts to demonstrate fraudulent sound codes, word deceptions and language syntax deceptions in English that are often oblivious to its Black speakers--as it is NOT a mother tongue that aligns with our cellular genetic code. Consequently, exposure to this language as our first language over generations has corrupted our thinking and distorted our perception of reality because ENGLISH LANGUAGE INDOCTRINATION is essentially an acculturation of CAUCASIAN PATHOLOGY through which we define ourselves and others that doesn't reflect the facts that nature provides...as we are PRIME BASE ORIGINS.

    He reminded me that the ROOT of any language is SOUND...and that it is SOUND that affects our brain sensory and THINKING. It is SOUND that causes ACTION. Sound CAUSES colors and shapes. Sound is integral to understanding and communicating with FORCES which are the ROOT of our sciences. We derive our intelligence from FORCES which animate the cells that form our physical bodies. When we observe the dynamics that SOUND causes in space and time, we KNOW and UNDERSTAND the real meaning...through action.

    Keep doing what you do, Queen! Chukw go'd zie gi! <---May FORCES be with you!

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  • DynoMight

    Well all RITE then! What a blessing in this lesson. As you know there are no coincidences and the ONLY things that cannot be changed are the day you are born and the day you die (Ifa). I give thanks for this preordained exchange. The fact that I JUST taught a class on sound is further confirmation. My Igbo friends just called me from the Northeast also. #GoFigure

    Yes, I too have completed many rites of passage and therefore comfortably and confidently say Amen, Amine, Ase, YAH KHAI, Right On and Sho' You Rite... ? #NotREligious #Relevant

    Yep... I am initiated and a TRUE Daughter of the Wind/Change/Transformation/Shango's Favorite Warrior-Woman Wife... also in the Clan of Herukhuti. The balance to all that fire: The Father of the White Cloth/Peace/Wisdom is my "Father" energy. I'm sure you get all that. ?#SagittariusSun8thHouse

    Knowledge makes me hungry. Therefore, I thank you for your amazing wisdom and the generosity by which shared it. I love it!! It's a "move meant," I often say.

    If the craziness and superficial can infiltrate our peaceful "airwaves" while polluting the minds of our women, men and children via hogs, posts and blogs... WE are obliged to bring our "Write Attitudes" to the conversation. #NoPork #NoPigsKillingOurKids

    With that... let's rebuild our foundations... one comment... conversation and dedication at a "remember the" time. #IBetchuRememba

    Thank you... thank you!! You too stay close to the Sun that never runs from... but WITH the truth.

    This class was free, lol. We know our worth even when it isn't always valued. We shall connect again, I pray. #NeverPrey



    P.S. As our beloved Ella Baker (RIP) said and one of my favorite "I've seen them live many times" groups sang: "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes..."


  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    If that avatar is a true picture, then it all makes sense. Not sure about being a white man but I've met many extra-average women who were educated professionals and looked down on anyone who is attractive, overweight, has a fat spouse, poor/lower-working class, wears ugly clothes, has a thinning hair, run-over shoes...you name it!

    People like this are on the constant lookout to point out what's wrong with the next person. The problem is that in many social situations, this type of individual finds someone to cheer them on. That is until that person, or group of people, turns on them. Ah-ha.

  • NeverSurprised

    I don't know why you want to mention Ri in the same breath as Ashley Graham's ginormous fat ass. As I posted last time, Ashley weighs 201 lbs. !!!! That number has NOTHING to do with Rihanna. To compare Ri's 10 or 20 pound gain to Ashley Graham, who has an ass the size of Montana, is completely unreasonable, and you know it. But I love you anyway, Sandy, with your "svelte" self. ??

  • NeverSurprised

    Great video!!

  • ouzad D

    sorry Chaos but most black americans can't swim because their parents do not teach them either out of fear or themselves not knowing how. There are millions of black african and carribean men,women and children that are excellent swimmers due to their geographical landscape and/or occupations ie fisherman etc... our body mass and the buoyancy of water would actually be beneficial especially in swimming competitions... google Simone Manuel and Cullen Jones for starters. Stupidity is making this a physicality issue based on race. P.S I'm a excellent black male swimmer.

  • ouzad D

    so what type of body mass there is a difference, lean muscle body mass or fat body mass, you are basing your hypothesis that the majority of african americans are fat if that's the case fat black or white people would struggle to float

  • DynoMight

    Yes, I agree... on many "unweighted" levels. ? Thanks for the acknowledgment. Peace and blessings to you. ???

  • NicoleZee

    I'm completely confused. I thought that plus size was mainly attributed to obese women, even though clothing designers never actually use real women that large on the runway or in plus size fashion ads. I wouldn't consider Rihanna plus size, she's not even thick or chubby, she just gained a few pounds. What difference does it make??? Are people really this concerned with how much weight someone has gained or lost??? Ridiculous. Everyone should focus on their own health and well-being. If someone chooses to be obese and they're aware of the health problems that can result, then that is their business.

  • Phyllis

    Ha!!!! Wow... very small world. I'm always in the Tre visiting family (off Southmore) and getting my oils and incense from JayNap and Doc. I'm in Sugarland, so I'm definitely making a haul. Just felt I had to reach out after your comment about the Nigerian woman. Glad I did?... Peace and Blessings to you as well My Sister????

  • speakinmymind

    She may not be plus size but she needs some bigger pannies

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  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    If she don't have a baby by Christmas....then it's back to the plus-sized topic. :)

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  • sunni_daze

    I hate that people don't know singular from plural. Woman= single
    Women-plural. As far as plus size...pleease

  • AndSo

    She's tall which helps keep her from the dark side. Short ladies are the ones who are prone to plus size!

  • ViolettaBliss

    Rihanna looks healthy and happy. Haters are going to hate...

  • Just this one time

    This is one of my biggest Pet Peeves.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Mine, too. I cringe every time I see people use the wrong form.

  • Allihave2say

    Sandra people are still in boxing you... you just wanted to repost this pics. LOL.

  • kekeb

    RiRi is super sexy. Stop it. This probably her best figure since she did that (so) hard video with Jeezy.

  • AListDiva29

    I think your info may be wrong! I work in retail and my store, and most regular stores carry sizes 00-12. Size 14 and up is what's considered plus size in the retail world! Riri may of gained weight, but she's def not plus sized!

  • Jusright22

    I think that she just got her butt and boobs done. You know sometimes you have to gain a few pounds in order for them to do a fat transfer. I believe that is the reason she was wearing those baggy clothes in the beginning to hide it. Just my opinion!!!!

  • Chaos

    Lol what are you even talking about..not basing it off fat ...it's water mass that translates into muscle mass

    You trying way to hard

  • Chaos

    Smh..reading and receiving comprehension is fundamental

    Teaching a kid to swim has absolutely nothing to do with it because I never said black peoples could not swim ..I said white people are better at maneuvering the water ...when we do learn how to swim we still are not as good as them ...probably why we don't have a strong representation at any swimming games or Olympics ...is it sinking in yet

    Sensitive black folks always feel the need to pump their chest when they have mastered something the rest of us struggle with..yes there are excellent black swimmers but because of our mass we have to be in much more physical shape to pull our bodies through the water

    Who cares about swimming to that degree anyway..whacha bragging for ..we live on land idiot and on land black people maneuver that much better

  • ouzad D

    i suggest you go to Jamaica, Colombia, and any black Caribbean country and witness how they maneuver in the water like amphibians... your theory will be blown out of the water ( no pun intended). Comprehension is ( correctly) understanding the reason you say black people can't swim as well as whites is the same rational as saying blacks play better basketball that whites or hockey is played better by whites or white quarterbacks are better than black ones, it comes from a place of ignorance based on what you have seen and not the fact that particular sports are favored by particular races thus they are learned early on and mastered by years of repeatedly practicing it.

  • ouzad D

    lifting weights, cardio...etc translates to muscle mass too....just saying