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Rihanna's days of booking studio time and singing off-key are over. LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company, is launching a new fashion brand with the "Work" singer.

The new fashion line, Fenty, based on Rihanna's surname, will include a wide-range of clothing, accessories and shoes.

LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) didn't disclose the financial terms of the new deal, but reports are that Fenty will mainly be an e-commerce brand sold online and in pop-up shops and events.

The brand follows LVMH's previous, lucrative Fenty Beauty makeup and perfume line that outperformed expectations and grossed over $562 million for the luxury brand.

The Fenty Beauty makeup line accounts for a significant slice of LVMH's perfumes and cosmetics unit, which grossed over $6.85 billion last year.

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The Fenty Beauty brand named Amandla Stenberg, pictured right with Rihanna and Shonda Rhimes, as its first ever ambassador on Friday. The 20-year-old Hunger Games actress will be the face of a campaign for new cosmetics product launches.

With that level of growth and economic clout, you can see why Rihanna has no plans to go back into the studio.

Her last album Anti peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart when it dropped in January 2016. The album spawned Rihanna's last No. 1 single, "Work" ft. Drake, as well as "Love On the Brain", her last song to debut in the top 5.

Sources say Rihanna is officially done making music. Her makeup line is simply more lucrative and less physically demanding than recording and going out on tour.

Rihanna's fans will have to make do with her old music which is still in rotation on soft pop/rock radio stations.

Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    To think that her and teairra Marie started at the same time with the same budget, promo rollout , and record label. Amazing what that fabricated jayz side peice folk lore did for her career.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Rihanna's next forthcoming album is already finished..

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don’t hear Rhi complaining about anything....she seems to be happy and unbothered...at least she’s still making money.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I don't blame her. If she can make the same or more money without working tirelessly, go for it.

  • Music

    She's just diversifying her income right now. She'll be back on stage soon.

  • Music

    ...and Teairra has the better voice. Just goes to show that hardwork outperforms talent.

  • jazmine

    How come Jayz can do it all but she has to choose?

  • Mielle Downey

    GOD is good, no more Billy Goat whispering.

  • Alextra Ballard

    $6.85 billion ain chump change

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Facts

  • Coy little wink

    Is she knocked? When is the wedding? I better get an invite...

  • GAPeach

    Rihanna's days of booking studio time and singing off-key are over.
    ---------------------------------

    You're still mad over the clapback she gave you I see. It's been like 5-6 years. You need to let that grudge go. You're looking petty asf.

  • Kanyade
  • tia

    Congratulations to RiRi and may God bless her to continue to prosper. However, if she doesn't come back to music good riddance! For many years, her and Beyonce dominated and were pushed to the forefront (just like Nicki) . Don't get it twisted, these women are talented. I am fully aware about their work ethic, awesome management and yada yada yada.
    Yet, there were countless ladies that didnt get a second glance. There were several factors...i know complexion has it's privileges too. Ri was/is like the female version of Trey Songz to me anyway...all that yodeling and just can't sing.
    But God bless her and keep grabbing those bags!

  • tia

    All the time!

  • Tiffani Powell

    This is wrong Rihanna has been in the studio and will be putting out a album soon she has posted pics and videos with her the studio she always said music is her first love and she will continue to do it

  • Patricia Cooper

    You can tell from the go that you a hater. You stupid.

  • A D N

    Rihanna has a unique sound and some of the best producers an artist can have. I love "Rude Boy" lol, if that's the name of the song. Also, her lipstick line is great:even my mom loves it. I don't see her leaving music.

  • bb1812

    I'm a big fan of all things RiRi--can't wait for R9, which I believe she said was completed & will be released this year.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congrats Rih!!!!! ... much love (1)

  • MrsSpice1

    So a woman cant have options in their career? She knows how to prioritize herself and manage her options along with her income. Music never made one a millionaire alone. Shes smart. Men do it all the time..but when a woman can prove to stand alone in her stability it’s questionable?! Lol. Proud of her. Keep rising RiRi.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Rih will always make music .... periodt... Sandra Trolling chile ...folks falling for it

  • Seldomseen

    Get it BadGal.....do your thing

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    "Rihanna's days of booking studio time and singing off-key are over." Leave to you, Ms Sandra. Thanks for making my Sat. I needed this. ??

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    That made me chuckle out loud.

  • Bree

    Teiarra also has a bad attitude, she acts as if her shish don't stank. When she was first came to the scene, I was a fan of her music. Girls like her always want something for nothing. In the music industry, to stay on, you've got to work hard at your craft. Not get one hit and quit. Rihanna put in the work because she wasn't trying to sleep with Jay! When God gives you the opportunity to get what you want, put in the work and watch the blessings fall into your lap.

  • Bree

    There's nothing wrong with multiple streams of income. Can't wait to have my first million this year!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I ain’t mad at it

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Good for here! I do love her music!! ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Although some say that Rihanna sings like a goat, I thoroughly enjoy her music and performances. I cannot with Jussie baabaa and billy goat gruff singing azz.

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes, Ms. Fenty!!! ????

  • Kylla Williams

    she the best at being the baddest in the game. another notch under her belt. love me some rih rih

  • currvalicious

    I don't believe this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Rhi da shyt!!!!

  • Li-Wright

    Has Rhi officially announced her retirement? I read somewhere that she was in the studio recording new music.

  • Dona Greene

    She was never a good artist. Dont @ me

  • dontgetblocked

    I think she'll still make music but her makeup line is the business. I'm about to order some more foundation, the new bronzer, the new highlighter, and about three of those Juicy lipsticks. Heck, if Jessica Simpson can do it...so can she.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Yaassss rhi rhi be an example to leave love on the burner and stack them dollaz. I'm not mad at yah rhi get that ??????. Your own money. The epitome of a strong woman. Sistahs take notes in 3...2...1... ??Rhi... Can't give u 2 much tho honey, auntie might block me. [goes into serious hiding ]

  • MsSapphire9800

    Well damn...that was a deep shade....Rihana is not going anywhere. All her music was good...that Fenty Savage robe is nice...brought it last month.

  • abby500

    She stays winning. I like Fenty and the Savage lingerie line is nice. And her music is THE BOMB....so

  • abby500

    She sold like mad hot cakes tho....

  • Chicagowise

    Sandra, no one is making money selling records, anymore. Well, maybe country artists, Adele, and Taylor Swift are still getting rich through record sales.

    Thanks to content thieves like YouTube, people no longer believe they should pay for music. Nowadays, singers have to tour to earn a living.

  • Topic Influencer

    They always had to tour to make it. Bc payola was real. Who was paying for that? The Berry's of that era were not paying all of THEIR money. That's for sure. It was a paycheck deduction for MANY of the top artists of that time

  • Jethro

    Do your thang, RiRi!

  • Chicagowise

    And the internet has made it even worse.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I read somewhere she was ready to settle down and have a baby

  • Jethro

    That remix of Bad she did with Wale gets continuous rotation.

  • TeamCowboys

    I was gon say.. I might’ve caught myself singing some of her songs but I never saw the hype others saw ?????

  • Jethro

    Rih rejected her too like Beyonce?

  • Karen Brady

    Didn't realize this. Wow.

  • Karen Brady

    Could be wrong but she seems as though she would be kind and respectful when approached properly by fans. She's a cutie and seems to avoid the celebrity drama.

  • Malai

    Riri my baby!! She can do no wrong in my eyes, PUNTO.

  • Malai

    Sandra such a hater for that ?? off key is apart of riri’s charm ???

  • Guest

    I doubt this.

  • Pamela

    Congratulations to Rihanna.
    OT: Something wrong with 50 cents. Now he's beefing with some guy over Eminem? He needs prayer ??

  • Elevated Soul

    Do your thing Rih Rih and get your bags....

    I don't do make-up except for lipstick or gloss but I'm glad to see her do well in her business endeavor.

  • Cathy Fara

    She’s not done with music, it’s her first love.

  • Irish

    I'm so proud of Rihanna people tried to discredit her music which got her to this point but it's obvious she's had way bigger dream than any one expected! What she's doing with this clothing line is big and a path to others of color in that industry! Get yo ?????gurl...

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Agree she doesn’t even look that amazing to me as far as looks , she ain’t ugly, but nothing special , Can’t really sing , doesn’t dance , she is a prime example of someone that knows how to hustle . She had her own personal team behind her , had personal stylists etc , she also understood the Marilyn Monroe effect and used it to her advantage with Jay-Z hut optics as his do girl, she made the right connections for clout.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    That sand nigga got her fat and eating good and fully covered . She ain’t hurting for money and buddy filthy rich.

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    there’s a hater on the line ^

  • GAPeach

    Sandra was legit obsessed with Rih for a while. When Chris beat her up, she was writing a bunch of negative stories about him, then Rih got back with him. Sandra tweeted something about Rih not being a role model for girls after that. Rih responded and told Sandra she acting like she's the one that got her ass beat, and not her. Sandra been hating her ever since.

  • brooklyn23

    Stop the of color shit. Me cant stand terms like that. Stop calling yourself and being comfortable with what others label you. That's why mofos will always be at the bottom
    Thatsalligot

  • what?why

    Oh Thank God

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's da one I bought not the original lolololol and yes that stays in rotation ..... I have all Rhi music and will continue to support!!!!! Her music doesn't get old

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Next caller !!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    who remembers this ..... and that Goddess own her own line ....... say what ya want bout Ms. Rhi ....... will always love her .... OT : https://youtu.be/9gwJTmVLYRc so Proud of my Bewski !!!!! (111)

  • T Willis

    Lol Rihanna is stunning. I’ll admit when she first came out with Pon De Replay, and all the dudes talked about how fine she was, I did not see it lol. I thought it was hype. Fast forward, girl is banging! Her style, her sex appeal, and her personality just takes her past ? imo lol.

  • T Willis

    Lol she was getting chunky before the billionaire. And I hope she’s vetted the billionaire. Dude ain’t loyal and was messing wit her and Naomi simultaneously.

  • T Willis

    I’m proud of Rihanna. From the start, Rihanna had a cohesive team behind her. They did some shady things to keep her name out there (rumors of her and Jay - beef between her & Beyonce), but, THEY KEPT HER NAME & HER MUSIC circulating on the blogs - hell, they use the emerge and popularity of blogs to push Rihanna to stardom. I will never not be impressed with how dope her management team was. They used Peter to pay Paul (so to speak) with her limited funds to buy dope high fashion clothing, and to release albums/videos back to back. All while keeping the media’s interest in the brand known as Rihanna. And they remained consistent for years, even during Beyoncé’s peak - when seemingly no one else could break through mainstream except her.

    ...also, I can’t help but draw parallels to Ciara lol smh. There was a point when I think Rihanna was opening for Ciara and now look how the tables have turned. Rihanna knew she wasn’t the best singer, dancer, or performer and yet I think it humbled her and gave her the drive to parlay her talents in other areas (fashion, makeup, clothing lines etc). Whereas Ciara has to beg her industry friends to let her model or be a spokesperson. It’s just crazy to see someone less talented, but with more drive and humility, to see her come so far is impressive.

  • T Willis

    Only haters put limitations on what someone can achieve

  • T Willis

    T. Mari was dropped from the Roc after her album flopped. Rihanna’s albums didn’t do much better until after BGGB (Umbrella), which took like 2-3 albums. The biggest difference between all of them: Ciara, T. Mari, and Rihanna was that Rihanna had the better management team that wasn’t afraid to play dirty. Rumors of beef and infidelity with Jay and Beyonce. Plus, they use the popularity and emergence of social media to keep Rihanna’s brand active. They continuously invested in Rihanna by dropping albums and music videos back to back. So it wasn’t just hard work but the team she had behind her. Ciara at one point had a good team but she got rid of them for Hollywood and dyck. Had she stayed focused and humbled, her career path could have been similar to Rihanna’s. But she choose dyck so...?????

  • dontgetblocked

    Applause

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Touching and agreeing with you Bree that you will have exactly what you speak and believe. Sending positive vibes.

  • Boonella

    I really like her and what she's doing....

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • Karen Brady

    Same here and I tried to buy one of her lipsticks at Sephora and they were clean out. I was bummed but not pressed. Will support one day though.

  • Karen Brady

    This

  • EMILY POST

    Wow why does her music career have to be over??
    Now it’s an interesting choice making Amanda steinberg the brand ambassador. Fenty is selling regardless.
    Let’s give her props on having good products from fragrances to athletic gear to makeup. Even her line for MAC was awesome. I see everyone buying fenty white Latin black . It’s a inclusive makeup line without trying to hard to look inclusive it just is.
    Her products never are half ass.

  • Jethro

    Thanks for the background deets.

  • Trucie bedford

    Very proud of what this woman has done!!!! I've got no issue with her never doing another album as shes given us great music over the years. Now shes doing other amazing things for the "culture". I dont know how anyone can really be upset at that.

  • Dasright

    I LOVED that one. Rhi has too much swag. I met her once while in Barbados and she was cool as a fan. Very down to earth and personable.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Folks always trynna put peeps folks out in the pastures to graze

  • Kayke

    It’s not due to content stealers. It’s the streaming payout, where the industry has just placed whatever value on a streams and is robbing the artists blind. I read Pharrell’s “Happy” song has only made him 200k. Before, an artist made ____ amount of money from every CD sold, they could calculate it.... Now, they could stream a billion times and be told that only equates to 50k records sold.... but no one has the formula or tangible evidence of how to calculate streams.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Rihanna is a boss.

    That’s all I got ?????

  • Baby girl

    I hope RiRi make Kylie go out of business. Her makeup line is trash.

  • Elevated Soul

    The formula is quite simple: If people are buying then that is the way to calculate sales.People are not even buying hard cd's anymore.

    Like Chicagowise stated, the internet has truly cut into the record industry because anyone can stream for free. Not only can you listen to every song imaginable on Youtube but you can also convert music to various formats for free straight off Youtube as well as other sites.

    I was just talking to my parents about this recently....Honestly,I have never own a CD. My parents had cd's but I showed them how to circumvent buying cd's and they haven't bought a cd in years.

    There is also no longer any mystique when it comes to these so called singers because of social media.

  • Guest©

    She also have a lingerie line called Savage Fenty which is great. It's affordable and sexy. Victoria Secret has changed it's business model due in part to Savage Fenty.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Auntie is trying to be all dramatic on a Saturday night.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Rih better 'Work'!!! ????????

    This is using your platform and fan base for successful grinding (not making time for clowning).

    Keep ALL your irons in the fire, Rih (and throw in a few more as opportunities present themselves).
    So happy for her...?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Good for her! Some ppl have been in the industry for decades and still have to perform the same song/dance on tour once a year because they're really broke AF.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Robin Fenty is FIYAH!!!! She climbed the ladder of success using each level as a stepping stool. Say what you want but she don't HAVE TO MAKE MUSIC ANYMORE.... She on to bigger things and succeeding well... Don't hate, congratulate!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Yep!

  • WhoKnew

    No, he needs his ass whipped. He just be starting ish for the hell of it.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    All my Cleveland Roses come outside and play! It is gorgeous out here in Ohio City. Headed to Touch Supper Club!

  • Cheese eggs

    She owes auto tune her whole career

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I bet ... Rhi is awesome!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    I read an article on Friday that said Ciara did an event somewhere last week and was practically begging the people in the audience to buy her album. Apparently it only sold 10,000 units. They said it was quite pathetic and embarrassing to watch her beg. Then the article said when she asked the audience how many had bought the album maybe 3 hands went up. Then when she asked the audience how many were going to buy the album no hands went up. Guh, go break your rich husband off something proper eeery night and keep him happy, be a wonderful mommy to your 2 adorable kids (well, 3 kids...I read she's preggers for the 3rd time) and go be a model, travel the world and live.

  • Neva RuthLess

    I ain’t even mad at sis. I see wedding bells and children with that handsome billionaire Hassan Jameel coming soon. Rihanna is gorgeous and deserves happiness.

  • NewNew

    Make that money honey!

  • oshh16

    I got all three sets of the summer eyeliners to add to my Fenty Beauty collection.

  • oshh16

    Yeah I had my mom wearing it too. God bless her soul.

  • Kayke

    That’s fantastic! Not many get to transition from being the actual product much less find more success after. Gwaan gyal! Get that bread buttered.

  • Elevated Soul

    I will support her as well....She's been through a lot and I like to see Black women living their best life.

  • Chicagowise

    Again, the internet has completely changed the music industry and I disagree. Content thieves like YouTube are a major part of the problem. Why would I pay for a song when I can listen to an illegal upload on YouTube? Why would I pay for something I can make an illegal copy of, for free?

  • Tammie Reed

    So happy for her, she is beautiful!

  • exlurker

    And I pray that it really happens for you.

  • exlurker

    I love her for playing the same game differently! Rihanna always seems to be one step ahead of the game. So happy for all her successes.

  • Kimocha

    Good for Rih Rih and congrats to her!... In the meantime did ya'll know that Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton, is gonna be running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission in Florida?... I doubt if she will get voted in bc she's against guns and FL is all for guns, but I'm proud of her for even trying!

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins
  • TransMichelle

    I've heard really good things about Rihanna's cosmetic line. Great shades in foundation, eyeshadow, etc. Also, I know someone who's young daughter bought a pair of shoes from Rihanna's Fenty line. The shoes came like the expensive pairs with its own shoe bag and a gorgeous box. So RiRi is defintely offering quality or at least decent quality for the price.

  • imright

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WONT LET UP ???????

  • Renee26

    Get it Boooo!!!!

  • stacee

    Not bad under 35 already a multimillioner,doing something she enjoys.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ******OT***** Has anybidy heard about the death of Melvin Edmonds? He was the brother of "Babyface" and sang in the group After 7

  • JOHNNY FRESH

    she has sucked off just about everybody in the music bizzness. a str8 skank. justin timberlake and jay z were caught make joke about how she smell like 8 day old tuna

  • Kimocha

    Nooooo!!! I loved him and After 7!... What happened??

  • Kimocha

    Wait... Say what??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Jealousy Ones Envy! And that smell snagged her everything you don't have!! Don't HATE! CONGRATULATE!

  • Irish

    This is what I know BLACK PEOPLE have always been a force to be reckon with, when we put our minds to do anything we're ALWAYS the best at it! It's the other persuasion that has had fear and intimidation of Blacks. We are Kings and Queens. It's up to us to know our own worth, you are what you think you are. I know my worth and so greatful to be a black women experiencing BLACK #GIRLMAGIC!? #MADSWAG

  • Alextra Ballard

    It’s reported he had several strokes

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Like Duval said , she super overated . Strip her of that makeup and she looks like a big foreheads alien . She has clout and a strong team behind her , but outside of maybe her style / fashion shit, nothing special about her , can’t sing , can’t dance , I’d say she’s a good strong 8 , Her style admittedly is ?? , can’t hate on that.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Facts Facts , you know your shit

  • Irish

    They did and originally Teairra was the one they were putting all their efforts behind but according to sources she was different to work with giving Rihanna the chance to step in the spotlight.

  • Irish

    That became her show and runway that night real talk!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Mr. I sholl hope you’re not a male...another male pressed over how many dix Rhi has supposedly sux....that’s some alarming shidt

  • Tell the truth

    Ayeee a clevelander here ?? Enjoy your day !

  • MsPam

    Yes I heard about it, it’s really sad.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    If thats the case then everyone career is over lmao. No. Rih will cash in musically from these endeavors mark my words. I can see it now, a whole collection on fenty beauty to match the new album, merch from her videos sold from her new clothing line. Rih’s making moves to become the highest paid musician and folks cant even see it

  • Fire & Ice

    I heard about this on Friday. If true, it's quite pathetic. You have beautiful healthy kids, a good husband and lots of money, no need for this.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Very sad...another stroke victim

  • hottlanta

    Singing off key. So much shade l need an umbrella. Her new cosmetic money aint off key n her met gala gold gown is forever fashion epic.

  • hottlanta

    What makesu think right now she aint happy n the final frontier 2 happiness is a man n and a baby. Men dont say that about each other. They can wish them well without saying all he needs now is a wife n kid 2 be happy.

  • hottlanta

    Makeup czar. She is following the footsteps of naomi sims. I remember that black women stopped buying flori roberts makeup when they found out flori roberts was a white woman using black folks for cover. I remember going 2 the department stores n seeing fashion fair all over thé place.

  • hottlanta

    I also saw she getting heat for hiring all white people for her team n no black folks. When someone said no wonder her album sound like a half baked chicken breast l was done.??

  • Bree

    Some women have witchcraft in their possession if you know what I mean. Down there has nothing to do with soap and water, some women are cursed with a curse. Their insides smell worse than trash. As a woman, I take pride in who I am and how God made us but some things need to be said.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Calm down. Rih has expressed her desire and goals for family and children.

  • Bree

    Ciara's career is and was dead years ago. She has gotten what she wanted out of life, a husband, career, and kids. All she's seeking now is attention. She is a fame whore. I can't stand when all women want is attention. There are celebrities bigger then her and have families too but they do not post every single thing on social media like she does. I had to unfollow her. It pissed me off to see that she's gotten what she wants but still isn't satisfied. That means she's not really happy. She puts on a good show

  • Bree

    Preach!

  • Bree

    Thanks! Me too. Hopefully within the next month it happens. I'll break bread with you.

  • Bree

    Thanks! Hopefully within the next month, I'll break bread with you if it does.

  • Bree

    Well, that's a blessing to have a good team. I believe in standing by people who stand by you. I can definitely see Ciara running after the Hollywood lifestyle, she's trying to live one now.

  • Bree

    I hope it happens for her!

  • hottlanta

    I stand by what l said. You got her marriage husband n kids already picked out for her. Getting married n having kids r not goals. That is why a lot of women r bent outta shape right now bcas they look at it as a goal like weight loss n depressed bcas they dont have it at a certain time in their life by attaining that goal.

  • Star

    Off key ? I actually like her music and her makeup is amazing I am glad it comes in a number of shades. I am glad a woman of color will be the next makeup billionaire. I know Chris Brown is kicking himself right now. Well she has Jay-Z to thank for all of this for sure.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Days of singing off key are over
    _______________________

    Lol the shade of it all, Anti is my fave CD of hers.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I hope you were able to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Go Rhi Rhi!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    She's qualified for the job?

  • Tell the truth

    I did . Thank you ??

  • Logan Roberts

    I wish Ciara would follow suit.

  • Tell the truth

    Rihanna is so pretty and fit , she can model she don’t have to sing anymore .

  • hottlanta

    She was pimping her marriage 2 sell her album. Folks got her thinking that her n russell r the perfect couple of the year.

  • Bree

    That's sad because they haven't put in the work most marriages have. My husband and I are three years in. And we have worked hard to keep the fire burning and it's still lit. She and Russell will divorce in a few years. Russell will allow her to file once Sienna is older. He helped her heal, and that's all he was suppose to do. They should have been friends maybe, but not husband and wife.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I am so proud of Rihanna! I used to work in cosmetic department stores like Bloomingdales, so for a makeup line by a Black Woman selling to EVERYONE is pretty spectacular!

    Rihanna single-handedly turned the makeup industry upside down! So happy, she will getting some of those NARS and MAC dollars!

    Kudos to Iman Cosmetics and Fashion Fair, Rihanna seriously took it to the next level, infinity!

    You best believe she will have new music playing in stores, on monitors, hitting runways!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ciara is an unfair comparison, but I get why, since they were once on the same track, early on!

    The major difference was artist style and vocal ability!

    While some people HATED Rihanna’s sound, she was almost instantly viewed as a WORLD MUSIC ARTIST, which was really hot at the time! Ciara came in on the Crunk Train, then tried to change her style and sound, and failed!

    Ciara’s film career never really happened, and her vocals were super lite! Rihanna did “California King Bed” and “We Found Love” with full-bodied vocals that Ciara has never had!

    The Rude Boy Era ( Ester Dean ) SLAYED the way with non-stop number 1’s and hot features (Drake, Eminem)! Nothing was given, the hive waited for her slip and fall, and Rihanna eventually won over many new fans! Rhianna kills in the studio and videos!

    Ciara became a gorgeous model, ambassador for various designer brands, TV gigs, and made herself some money!

    Today Ciara’s career is once again lit, as a R&B token singer and entertainment personality because we’re being erased!

    Also, as a gorgeous celebrity wife and mom with her own millions in the bank, Ciara’s life is still impressive, given she can’t really sing, dance yes, sing no!

  • T Willis

    The only difference was management and likability. Ciara isn’t winning anything by a long shot. The woman has no musical career - and hasn’t had one in almost a decade - her attempts at modeling and fashion were duds. Her attempt to break into the tech world with her husbands money was a fail as well. Meanwhile, Rihanna still has a music career, active endorsements and business ventures in both makeup and fashion. Rihanna has all of this because of better management, humility, and charisma. Ciara needs to take note...

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, I disagree about Ciara not winning anything! Maybe it’s me, and my definition of winning?

    Outside of Beyoncé and Rihanna, who else [Black] is the industry promoting?

    What new Black Female Singing Superstars has the “Machine” produced?

    Both of these women are very strong brands, and made decisions that defied their management at critical times and milestones!

    They are where they are today because they OFTEN disagreed with management and did what they felt, and it worked!

    Ciara made some career missteps in an industry that’s not too kind nor forgiving (don’t chart well, f—k you) and again, she CAN’T REALLY SING!

    Tailored music like “Promise” or “Like A Boy” works well for Ciara. She didn’t learn to mask limited vocal ability like Alicia Keys and Solange with backing vocals on ballads or mid-tempo songs. Janet Jackson did it so well!

    Right now it’s Cardi B., Bruno Mars, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, etc.!

  • hottlanta

    I dont predict whose marriage gonna last n whose marriage isnt. Even Wendy n others who have been in the game over 20years r getting divorced n u bragging on 3 years. I am sure years ago they were in your shoes feeling just like u. Ciara n russell blessing is not my blessing n these women have made ciara n russell their blessing. Which is dangerous.

  • EasyBreezy

    "Rihanna's days of booking studio time and singing off-key are over..." Best laugh for a Monday morning (yep, just seeing this....). Morning, Auntie. Morning, Roses.

  • EasyBreezy

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leave my pretty, rich, spoiled, and bored friend alone!

  • EasyBreezy

    Now had he kicked himself back then instead of..... nevermind.

  • EasyBreezy

    Let us not lose sight of an important fact. That SMELL (good, bad, or indifferent) is ADORED by (most) men. It is an aphrodisiac, I'm told. Who knew? Please, do not come for me re: this comment. It is a fact my husband reminds me of on-the-regular. Best!

  • EasyBreezy

    Say what? I never knew that about the Flori Roberts make-up line. Thanks for making me smart.

  • deidre martin

    OK Girl...Looking good. Grown looks good on you

  • Star

    ?

  • EasyBreezy

    I love Ms. Fulton's come-up IN SPITE OF tremendous adversity. She is reminded constantly via that murderer's antics, yet Ms. Fulton continues to make positive moves in her son's name. You know, this is where black gangs could do TRUE community good (IJS).

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Awesome!

  • EasyBreezy

    What does it matter, apparently?

  • sunni_daze

    I do love her make-up line and it actually makes sense. Work smart not hard.

  • YellowSauce

    I KEPT saying this lol
    From the outside she looked like she was living the life
    but the industry hasn't been kind to Riri
    From "The Affair" to Chris Brown to her legal team almost leaving her broke to rumors of std's, etc. ... her smart friends whispered in her ear about business and how she could make MORE money off her name than records. She as well as many others feel taken advantage of by the system of music business .... NOT mad at her Boss Chess moves lol ... From Beyonce to Kylie she has seen this is possible and went for it

  • Bree

    And you are who for me to come for? I'm confused! The comment I replied to isn't yours!!

  • Bree

    Honey, I bragged on one year when it happened! Obviously you misunderstood my comment. I stated that Ciara hasn't put in work, neither did Wendy and Kevin Hunter. Some marriages are a match made in heaven while others are a match made in hell. Again, my husband and I put in work these last three years and will continue to do so. That's something to be happy about. That's something to be celebrated. I see couples get divorced after 20, 30 years because it was never meant for them to be together in the first place! When married couples can stay 20, 30 years and divorce, it was doomed from the beginning. God does not make mistakes in his matchmaking!

  • Angelique Johnson

    Do your thang girl!!

  • hottlanta

    So b smith who is sick n still married where her husband has moved in his mistress is blessed bcas she is not divorced n her marriage was meant to be. What a blessing.

  • Let them eat cake

    This is her true calling. Music was just the gateway. I'm happy for her.

  • Sassie

    I was wondering why she wasn't making any new music. I figured Fenty had something to do with it. Wow. Go Rihanna. She's such a beauty!

  • Wildcat34

    Good for her! And this exactly what happens when you have a billionaire boyfriend invest in your ventures as well. Nice Rihanna!

  • Indies beauty

    Luv Rih. Went to her Diamonds and Anti world tour. I got my life and yes it was better than when I saw my other fave Bey last year. Just something about Rih brings you in. She had the whole crowd entranced and I think its because she actually talked to the audience. Getting us hyped. Thanking us and having fun at both concerts. Bey was good too but she came out did her thing but she never had a moment with us.

  • Bree

    Trying to figure out words for you, but I will say have a nice day. God bless

  • hottlanta

    The lord giveth n rhe lord taketh away even in marriages

  • Lady_Elle

    Rih-Rih... will continue to make music!
    Her make-up line and lingerie... are the business!!!
    Proud of her! <3 <3 <3

  • Lady_Elle

    Rih-Rih... will continue to make music!
    Her make-up line and lingerie... are the business!!!
    Proud of her! <3 <3 <3

  • Guess Who

    Rihanna's days of booking studio time and singing off-key are over.

    *DEAD! LMAO.....you couldn't resist, Sandra!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Riri is one gorgeous women to me. Sheesh!! She's out here making business moves! That's her brand she can do what she wants.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I feel like she was waiting for it. LOLOLOL

  • TheOwley

    Fenty knew her career was over before anyone else which is the reason she transitioned to something else. Too bad the rest of the bad singers haven't caught on.

  • Raquel

    LMAO!!! I was looking for this comment, specifically. lol

  • joy peace

    Ha! Rihanna just announced a few hours ago on billboard dot com that she is releasing a reggae album titled R9 soon and a greatest hits after that. Come'on Sandra!

  • Applebootay

    Sources say Rihanna is officially done making music.

    Your "Sources" are LIARS and full of Shat....

  • onelove

    LOL!!

  • Tee Bullock

    Auntie why are you throwing shade at Robyn, lol?!

  • Dahl

    Good for her. At least she realizes she can’t do arena tours and behind the scenes vanity “movies” documenting tours, vacations and fake pregnancies from years ago. I’m glad she’s found success in another field, unlike others...,

  • parisjok

    stop throwing shade at out beautiful talented singer ok

  • parisjok

    same thing I was just thinking

  • parisjok

    hehehehehehehehehe

  • parisjok

    could not have said it better

  • parisjok

    that is what u call OPM (other people's money) holla

  • parisjok

    great great statement. luv it

  • parisjok

    wellllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • parisjok

    so funny. thanks for the laugh

  • parisjok

    u better shut up with that untrue skank talk

  • parisjok

    yes, heard about it

  • ??Dotty??

    I think she now has the power to release and work on music when SHE chooses IF she chooses. She doesn't have to release music to make money. Good for her.

  • Blue

    The shade!????