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Quote of the Day: “Rihanna is a True Vocalist”

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The pop fates are spinning quite a tickling web.  For, while Janet Jackson made news for cancelling tour plans due to need of backing track vocal rest,  Rihanna has been cited by her vocal coach to be a ‘true vocalist’.  Such billing is sure to get a collective side-eye from many-a-patient currently recovering from the “true vocal” displays that were the Loud cd and accompanying tour.

As the Grammy winning NOcalist vocalist preps fans for ‘Talk That Talk’, she is releasing webisodes documenting its creation process and many other behind the scenes gems from the Loud era (which coincidentally ended less than a month before ‘Talk’ was announced’).

Get into this, the latest of the set, after the jump:


The only ‘true’ here is the power of delusion as a mind altering force – and so is a paycheck!  Either one of or all of the above have blessed this “vocal coach”.  For while he and seemingly many-an-earplug manufacturer have rejoiced since Rihanna’s 2005 introduction as sales of their products have skyrocketed,  the buck stops there.  So, to call Rihanna ‘a true vocalist’ is about as oxymoronic as a Milli Vanilli acapella performance.  Just not happening.

And, while we at TGJ recognize Rihanna is, in fact, talented, it is the lack of culturing of such talent (even in its limited capacity) that negates and insults the sheer notion of being a “true vocalist”.

That is, unless, this is her real vocal coach:

Your thoughts?

 

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133 Comments

  1. November 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    Miss Thang says:
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    True vocalist don’t struggle to sing their own songs.

  2. November 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    QUEEN says:
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    :) :) :) :) :)

  3. November 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    chloe says:
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    nobody in their right mind would categorize rihanna as a vocalist. any hood rat on the corner can do her songs justice. lmfao! that vocal coach must be getting cut a good check. lmfao

  4. November 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    TruthTeller says:
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    Duh
    she is a true vocalist.
    Russian Roulette was a masterpiece.

  5. November 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    Rich says:
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    LMMMAAAOOOO the title killllled me!

  6. November 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    macfac2011 says:
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    aside from the TGJ’s constant need to bash rihanna, they definitely have a point. this girl, talented as she may be, is NOT a skilled vocalist. at least not enough to hold her own with the likes of other artists. but like i said, she’s talented enough to get, secure, and sustain her record deal, so someone important definitely recognizes her talent. i just wish people would stop feeding into the hype of mediocre performances. singing LOUD does NOT make you an artist!!!!

  7. November 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    For 2 Novembers now, TGJ has taken the liberty to become Rihanna’s #1 fansite prior to leading up to an album release!!!

    Sam, I bet Birthday Cake is your highest played song in iTunes…LOL.

  8. November 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    cw says:
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    the bitich and her camp is crazy sMDH

  9. November 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    scorpio says:
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    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

  10. November 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    OMG says:
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    I Like rihanna but that vocal coach is doing nothing but laughing at her ass while he goes and get his money at Bank Lmfao

  11. November 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    TruthTeller says:
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    @MissThang
    seeing that u got Janet on ur avatar, I think u just missed a precious occasion to keep quiet.
    Holla at us when Janet finally get off her lazy fat ass and decide to actually use her voice at a show rather than lipsynch her way on stage.

  12. November 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    @TruthTeller

    Obviously you been hiding up under a rock or just don’t pay attention, Janet’s slimmed down boo-boo and as far as lipsynching, she has every f***** right since she’s dancing and people don’t give a f*** that she does lipsynch hence a successful world tour.

    #next

  13. November 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    Robier says:
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    BS LOL. LISTEN YESS HIS WORDS ARE CORRECT…. THE VOCAL WARM UP AND EXERCISES HER DISPLAYED WERE DEF SPOT ON. PEOPLE DON’T GET THAT U CAN HIRE THE BEST VOCAL COACH/TEACHER/MAGICIAN EVER…. IT ONLY ENHANCES WHAT U HAVE….. IT CAN NOT CREATE WHATS NOT THERE. STOP THE LIES.
    A BIG PAYCHECK MAKES LIES COME EASY. THIS IS NOT THE ERA OF TRUE VOCALISTS.
    THIS GENERATION IS NOT ABOUT THAT…… THIS POST IS DEF THE MOST FUNNY I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME

  14. November 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    scorpio says:
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    Why can’t she sing her own songs LIVE then? Why do people on youtube CONSTANTLY sing her songs 100 times better than she EVER could? There are too many unanswered questions when it comes to her “vocal talent” for this statement to hold ANY weight!

  15. November 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    King Z says:
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    rihanna did damn right to name her album ‘talk that talk” cuz she damn sho can’t “sing that song” or this song or any song.

    her vocal coach probably had to take a shot of heroin to call her a “true vocalist” and keep a straight face

  16. November 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    ChristinasCOMING says:
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    He’s sure as hell not going to discourage her by saying she sucks.

    If Rihanna were to hire a very blunt and honest vocal coach, she could probably tear up a song. Simon Cowell may as well been her damn vocal coach *sarcasm while pattin my gay boy weave*

  17. November 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    Robier says:
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    @KING Z LMAO THAT WAS PERFECT LOL. PERFECT

  18. November 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    & Most of yall are just bitter Beyonce stans, whose probably playing “TTT” more than “4”. It’s okay.

    It’s not the Navy’s fault that Beyonce is flopping, we support Rihanna, we go hard….Yall just don’t give a f*** if Bey flops or not.

    Don’t bother jumping on the Rihanna bandwagon either.

  19. November 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    King Z says:
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    LMAO at that yodeling goat!

  20. November 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) says:
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    “& Most of yall are just bitter Beyonce stans, whose probably playing “TTT” more than “4″. It’s okay.”

    ___________________________________________________

    Drag them, JJ! DRAG THEM!

  21. November 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    scorpio says:
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    @ JJFan1814

    This is nothing BUT the truth! ANY fan of someone who can truly simg whether it be Beyonce, Mariah, Whitney, Adele, Christina etc would LAUGH at this proposterous statement!

  22. November 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    As funny as it may be to you…

    HOW THE f*** DO YOU FEEL THAT SOMEONE WITH THE VOICE OF RIHANNA IS DRAGGING ALL THESE b****** KNEES ACROSS THE PAVEMENT??

    I’ll wait!!!!!!!!! Cause that TRUTH right there is funny to me!

    That Rihanna Reign just won’t let up!

  23. November 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    gdboyratedloud says:
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    it is too late to be dragging u hoes

  24. November 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    OMG says:
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    Im not even a Beyonce Fan and I know for damn well The Poor girl cannot I REPEAT CANNOT OUTSING A GOAT !

  25. November 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    chloe says:
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    once again the rihanna fans are the first to drag beyonces name in this. this has nothing to do with beyonce. beyonce is a NOTED vocalists something rihanna is far from and most likely will never be. i will never understand why the rih fans are so pressed on beyonce

  26. November 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Robier says:
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    Lol Lmao

  27. November 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    chloe says:
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    @JJFAN1814 if u must know my dear, documents were discovered today that showed proof of rihanna making a deal with the top 40 radio stations to play her music every hour top of the hour. im sorry if ppl who can actually sing dont feel the need to pay for their music to be played on the radio.

  28. November 12, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    scorpio says:
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    I’ll give the writers, producers, sound engineersetc ALL the credit, before I’ll EVER say that this chick is ANYTHING close to a vocalist. I mean she can’t even SING! The likes of Ciara and Cassie would sing this chick into the ground and THEY can’t sing! lol

  29. November 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    @Chloe

    HERE WE GO WITH THE EXCUSES, LAME TIRED ASS EXCUSES.

    YALL WILL SAY ANYTHING TO DISCREDIT RIHANNA AND MAKE BEYONCE LOOK LESS OF A FLOP.

    I’M DONE. IRRELEVANCY, I HAVE NO TIME FOR.

  30. November 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    riffraff says:
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    Real vocalist?! Uh…….

    She’s got a rare tone though…lol.

  31. November 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    Tc23 says:
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    Hmm .. Okay I’m not gna say her vocal coach is lying because obviously he has time with rihanna that we don’t have and sees things that we don’t see behind the scences .. HOWEVER all we the public have to judge rihanna is what were hear on her cds (which if uve seen her live is CLEARLY pitch corrected) and her tours and performances .. Now I’m kinda a fan of rihanna and I say kinda becasue I’m a fan of studio rihanna .. But when it comes to live rihanna … Well … Sometimes bad karoake is the only way to describe it and it just completely turns me off to her .. Its one thing to get handed material sit in the studio and sing it over and over until it sounds right (ud be surprised how easy it is to make someone sound great with a good sound engineer) but its another to get on stage performing and singing and sounding amazing and rihanna jus has not shown she is capable of that and that just keeps me as a casual listener .. I kno ppl get called a hater who criticize her vocals but what the hell are we suppose to say!?! if rihanna was good I would gladly say YESSSSS b****!! But I can’t go around pretending to see and hear something I don’t .. Rihanna maybe a whitney houston behind the scenes *coughs* but that don’t mean s*** unless she’s giving us those top notch vocals everytime cuz if rihanna is really gna be the icon and legend her stans want her to be she’s gna have to step her performance level up 200 percent like ASAP

  32. November 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    chloe says:
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    @JJFAN1814 once again ur bringing beyonce in this. why are u so pressed over bey? is it because her album leaked a monthh before and she still had a #1 album? is it b/c she doesnt need #1 singles to sell albums and tour tickets? or are u mad that TTT leaked and rihanna will miss out on yet another chance to get a #1 album? poor you

  33. November 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    BC says:
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    so was she like being sarcastic?

  34. November 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    ummm no. says:
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    LMAO. Why did he have to hit the fact home over 6 times!? Come on now if she was a “true vocalist” we wouldn’t even need to hear you to say that…As mimi sung on Obsessed “your delusional, your delusional, boy your losing your mind”.

  35. November 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    scorpio says:
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    This topic is about Rhitard being considered a “vocalist” and the fact of the matter is she is NOT! The End.

    It has NOTHING to do with record sales or number ones , just plain old “vocal talent”. WHich she has none.

  36. November 12, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    Teacher says:
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    “They mad at Rihanna game
    Taking over your empire”

    And yall can stay mad too!!!………..I bet yall knew what song those lyrics came from too LOL……

    Keep doin what ya do Rih cuz it Keeps em mad……and….I love it I love it…..LOL

  37. November 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    Crave says:
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    @chloe yaasssssss!! .. U notice how its an article about rihanna and singing and what do the rihanna stans have to say ya’ll all just mad beyonces flop (number 1) album aint sellin!!! HAHA what the hell does that hav to do with rihannas voice!? .. I wanted to keep the convo on rihanna because bringing in beyonce on a dicussion about rihannas vocal HAHAHAHA #icant

  38. November 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    scorpio says:
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    The only logical reason I can see for them saying this is “Job security”. Do you, times are hard out here! lol

  39. November 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    chloe says:
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    @crave thats all they do. they cant justify her voice so they change the subject to beyonce. but what they fail to realize is beyonce was a noted vocalist since the age of 21. rihanna is 23 and still has yet to get it right. maybe they need to focus more on tweeting rihanna telling her she needs vocal lessons.

  40. November 12, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    BC says:
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    Beyoncé’s lowest 1st week sales to Rihanna’s. B: 310,000 R: 69,000

  41. November 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    riffraff says:
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    Did someone really just bring up Beyonce’s sales into this? LOL.
    Beyonce CAN SING. No other way around it, not even an argument of sales.

  42. November 13, 2011 at 12:00 am
    chloe says:
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    @BC they never bring up 1st week sales….smh poor things

  43. November 13, 2011 at 12:00 am
    King Z says:
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    Beyonce want rihanna to sell more than rihanna stans want riri herself to sell. Why? because rihanna WORKS FOR BEYONCE’S HUSBAND! so the more riri works, the more money she brings into the CARTER HOUSEHOLD.

    why dont u stans understand that. bey still wins! and im not a bey or riri stan

  44. November 13, 2011 at 12:01 am
    dJustin says:
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    Rihanna sounds fine on the CD. I actually think she has one of the most radio-friendly voices ever in pop music. She just can’t sing live to save her life on stage. She isn’t a true vocalist but I’m sure she can sing a little in a relaxed environment and not on stage.

  45. November 13, 2011 at 12:03 am
    scorpio says:
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    They LOVE the diversionary tactics. Y’all want a debate, let’s stick to the topic at hand her VOICE or lack thereof. Let’s try and do that for once.

  46. November 13, 2011 at 12:05 am
    Miss Thang says:
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    @Truthteller

    Lmaooo, I’m not even a Janet Jackson fan! You get at me when you can stop being a close-minded jackass. :D

  47. November 13, 2011 at 12:07 am
    Ms Lovely says:
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    LMAO @ her Vocal coach telling that lie from the str8 pits of hell and cashing that check(poor Rihanna) . Rihanna will NEVER be anybody’s vocalist. She just wasn’t born with that talent.
    This is the same chick didn’t know what a staccato is(Neyo had to explain it to her) ,she can’t even do her own vocal arrangements,and has to hire someone to come in and tell her how to sing the songs. LOL @ Rihanna stans bringing up Beyonce(a respectable vocalist with the critical acclaim and awards to back it up).
    The shade is, no stanbase(Whitney,Mariah,Beyonce,Adele,kelly Clarkson,Carrie Underwood and Christina Aguilera)would co-sign this foolish claim.

  48. November 13, 2011 at 12:07 am
    BC says:
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    im still puzzled why people would even compare the 2. Rihanna aint even on Gagas level.

  49. November 13, 2011 at 12:08 am
    Ms Lovely says:
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    *Edit*

    LMAO @ her Vocal coach telling that lie from the str8 pits of hell and cashing that check(poor Rihanna) . Rihanna will NEVER be anybody’s vocalist. She just wasn’t born with that talent This is the same chick didn’t know what a staccato is(Neyo had to explain it to her) , she can’t even do her own vocal arrangements,and has to hire someone to come in and tell her how to sing the songs. LOL @ Rihanna stans bringing up Beyonce(a respectable vocalist with the critical acclaim and awards to back it up). The shade is, no stanbase(Whitney,Mariah,Beyonce,Adele,kelly Clarkson,Carrie Underwood and Christina Aguilera) would co-sign this foolish claim.

  50. November 13, 2011 at 12:13 am
    scorpio says:
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    B has like 5 VOCAL GRAMMY’s, Rhitard will never see ONE of these.

  51. November 13, 2011 at 12:18 am
    Tim12 says:
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    the fact that the rihanna stans really have the NERVE to even utter beyonces name on a post about rihanna and singing .. you know what .. #icould but #iwont

  52. November 13, 2011 at 12:22 am
    Goathanna says:
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    rihanna a true vocalist? dude must be deaf. i bet he was the same one who saw her performance of “hero” as a teenager and thought “hey that girl needs a record deal”.

    when clearly, what she needed, was a damn HERO to save her from embarrassing herself

  53. November 13, 2011 at 12:24 am
    ASS ASS ASSS ASSS ASSS ASSS says:
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    @OMG LMFAO I CANNOT LOOL AT ” CANNOT OUTSING A GOAT” You’ve got me in tears but as much as i really hate to admit its true!

    I downloaded the album Talk that Talk today and to be honest that s*** didn’t give me life and rihanna should consider modelling ,being a pornstar or music video girl …. this album sounds like songs that didn’t make it on LOUD .This songs can be given to willow smith to whip a clean version god bless her soul she is only 10…11 or watever

  54. November 13, 2011 at 12:35 am
    classy_guy says:
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    If Rihanna is a true vocalist, Mariah, Celine, Jennifer, etc aint s***! And we all know these ladies can sing their asses off! Rihanna is a pop w**** that seeks more attention than she can bare! What she needs to do is take a break, record better quality material that has meaning to it and come back a grown woman that has class! Music just isn’t what it use to be!

  55. November 13, 2011 at 12:54 am
    WHAT. says:
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    Rihanna is a true vocalist.

  56. November 13, 2011 at 1:03 am
    DestinyBoston says:
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    Thats so FETCH! haha aka Cute! :/

  57. November 13, 2011 at 1:04 am
    s*** (U MAD?) says:
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    FACE IT!…

    RIHANNA’S MUSIC IS GENERIC & She is NOT a REAL Artist…

    POINT. BLANK. PERIOD! :cry:

    She does NOT have DIVA Status & she likely will NEVER be a True ICON either.

    Shes just all GOOD MARKETING & Gimmick, from the Wig Changes to the RUSHED out Basic Generic Trendy pop albums & Fast Food Hits that Dont last! :cry:

    Rihanna FOUND her FORMULA & shes STICKING to it!!

    STOP braging about #1s, They are way to EASY in the Era of Itunes & Everybody knows Rih is the ITUNES/Dancehall Queen, In this case #1s are as easy to her as going to the Ladies room to Take a s*** & blaming the smell on the Next b**** to walk in!!!!!

    NOBODYS “Hating” on her, ! Just stating the TRUTH (& her stans dont seem to KNOW it). We GET it!, The b**** is gonna be her for a While & likely WILL surpass Mariahs #1s but this is a different Era now & HALF of Rihs #1s are Fraudulent & not to mention FORGETTABLE. :? Her last REAL #1 Hit was RUDE BOY. & Shes NOT the only Hits Queen out there (See Beyonce) & NOT the only one with a “UNIQUE Voice (See Beyonce).

    Rih’s VOICE to me sounds like the Voice of a Typical Female Country Singer, Plus a little Paula Abdul with a Hint of Nasal Spice lol :lol:

    & I do LIKE Rihanna & SOME of her Music (though a lot of it is OVERRATED) her TEAM is the s*** but her stans are enuff to make you want to Punch some COMMON SENSE into. :lol: Shes just LUCKY. Lol, they give her WAY TOO MUCH CREDIT Shes not on Beys LEVEL in any sense of the word.

    INSTEAD, Compare her to her PEERS… CACA, Skatty Perry, Kesha, Nicki Minaj Etc.

    In this case, she DOES s*** on them & IS slaying. ;)

  58. November 13, 2011 at 1:04 am
    Dray says:
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    And most all these comments are coming from pressed Bey stans on a Rihanna hate site. This site saying Rihanna can do anything right is equivalent to the KKK saying minorities are intelligent. It’s not going to happen. I’m done and will continue to watch a so called No Talent Rih hand you guys your azzes in a few weeks. I’m done.

  59. November 13, 2011 at 1:10 am
    JJFan1814 says:
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    @s***

    s*** STAYS ON RIHANNA’S THREADS. I REALLY CAN’T.
    SECRET NAVY. BOOTY POPPIN HIS ASS SO HARD TO ‘WATCH N’ LEARN’, ‘COCKINESS’, AND ‘BIRTHDAY CAKE’ THAT HE PROBABLY SPRAINED HIS BACK.

    I CAN’T.

    RIHANNA STAY SLAYING YOUR FAVES. #FACT

  60. November 13, 2011 at 1:19 am
    s*** (U MAD?) says:
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    @JJFAN1814

    Sorry b**** but I dont SUBSCRIBE to that GENERIC s*** you call “MUSIC” or that LAME TYPICAL BUBBLEGUM s*** on the radio Today. Save it!

    I Prefer 4… you know, REAL Music with actual Meaning. :? (not that you would know anything about that)

    4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RATED R/LOUD/GGGB/TTT

    If I was gonna be MAD, Id be Mad at that :(

    *BLAST LOVE ON TOP* :)

  61. November 13, 2011 at 1:19 am
    jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED b****** says:
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    Ummm a TRUE VOCALIST in the STUDIO !

    But LIVE thats when all HELL BREAKS LOOSE ! #NO SHADE

  62. November 13, 2011 at 1:27 am
    jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED b****** says:
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    Her vocals live are just sooooooooooo HORRIBLE !

    There I said it you dont like it oh well b**** THE TRUTH f****** HURTS !

  63. November 13, 2011 at 1:42 am
    kody3x says:
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    lmfao what the f***

  64. November 13, 2011 at 1:45 am
    JJMCB says:
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    The Queen Janet Jackson is a legendary vocalist. Eat a d*** and die.

  65. November 13, 2011 at 1:45 am
    jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED b****** says:
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    Rihanna needs to give me her ALL !

    Instead of giving me LACKLUSTER PERFORMANCES !!!!

    Dont end up like CHRISSY BROWN !

  66. November 13, 2011 at 1:46 am
    jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED b****** says:
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    @ JJCMB

    Wow you must be pretty DELUSIONAL if you think that Janet is a good VOCALIST !

  67. November 13, 2011 at 1:48 am
    Demi says:
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    haters gon’ hate.

  68. November 13, 2011 at 1:59 am
    kody3x says:
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    lmfao

  69. November 13, 2011 at 2:00 am
    TheFashionistachic says:
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    I have been to RiRi last two concerts, can wait until the next concert. Yay!!

  70. November 13, 2011 at 2:04 am
    SHESDUMB says:
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    HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!

  71. November 13, 2011 at 2:04 am
    sunflower27828 says:
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    When I think of a “true vocalist”, I think alphabetically….Adele, Beyonce, Christina. Rihanna has an unique sound, but the term “true vocalist” doesn’t seem to fit what she does. She’s definitely a performer, but a “true vocalist”……NAAAHHH. That vocal coach was just talking that talk….He knows who signs his check. lol When is the media going to address that article that came out earlier today about Rihanna’s new song being played every hour on the hour without even being requested….Is this the new PAYOLA? And why hasn’t the national media addressed it?

  72. November 13, 2011 at 2:09 am
    s*** (U MAD?) says:
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    Just heard TALK THAT TALK.

    UGH… So WEAK/MEDIOCRE! (minus Jays Verse)

    This is what happed when you SELL OUT for a cpl hits!

    #SAD :cry:

  73. November 13, 2011 at 2:16 am
    s*** (U MAD?) says:
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    I kinda like YOU DA ONE so far though :)

    Well its as good as any GENERIC Rihanna song is gonna get :?

    Im Sure she might have some other good cuts on it hopefully, though Shes never really been an ALBUM Artist which Is why I NEVER bought any of her albums…. :?

    NOT When I can DL the FEW goods/OK songs for FREE :)

  74. November 13, 2011 at 2:45 am
    s*** (U MAD?) says:
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    BEYONCE MAKES FUN OF BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!!!!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nRQy2X3GSA

    A HOT REPETITIVE MESS! :lol:

  75. November 13, 2011 at 2:53 am
    JER says:
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    Rihanna is not a vocalist. she’s an artist

  76. November 13, 2011 at 3:25 am
    Dezi says:
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    I don’t know why all the hate towards janet. When janet was at her peak she signed an 80 million dollor recording contract – she sure was sounding damn good to somebody. Lazy? Try again! Janet has been working damn near all her life and she is still working. If ever she wants to be lazy SO WHAT! she can do that – she has been working forever. People need to think before they open their mouth – especially someone who doesn’t have much going for themselves – What Nerve! As for rihanna if she is such a horrible vocalist … how is it affecting any of you? No one is forcing you to listen to her – so why do you care so much? No one is trying to make you buy her album … so again! WHY DO YOU CARE? She still scored a hit this era (unlike someone else) So your opinions about rihanna don’t mean s*** ; )

  77. November 13, 2011 at 3:50 am
    Another King or Queen Will Be Born says:
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    Hilariious!!!! Lmfao TGJuice Keep The Comedy On Point!!!! Gotta Love It Baby

  78. November 13, 2011 at 3:53 am
    Another King or Queen Will Be Born says:
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    Typo Hilarious

  79. November 13, 2011 at 4:37 am
    Nate says:
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    OK DEZI, tell it. Janet, they cant see, Rih they try but the NUMBERS never let them get aeay with it. Rih is the QUEEN right now & they mad especially on this blog, honey please…

  80. November 13, 2011 at 4:44 am
    Theman says:
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    Janet is way out of Rihanna’s league. She is an excellent performer/artist/entertainer. She is great. What is Rihanna’s niche outside of some catchy/good songs. Thats a horrible comparison.

  81. November 13, 2011 at 4:52 am
    lela says:
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    LMFAO hahahahahahaha! I haven’t laughed so hard in a while…

  82. November 13, 2011 at 4:53 am
    RosaRubbel says:
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    Rihanna is no vocalist. But she’s a fashionista ;)

    @ Everyone in this post:

    What y’all think about ‘Talk That Talk’?

  83. November 13, 2011 at 5:08 am
    kimberly says:
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    I read this post and almost passed out. I shared it with friends and they passed out. to keep it brief. I really don’t know why her coach would say that if he didn’t mean it. but he should just say something like she is working her way and people would accept that! Meanwhile it’s ok for her fans to agree, that’s ok but if every fan accept the truth and move on and demand better then you will have her improved slaying. she ain’t slaying nobody with her songs playing every hr as directed. this s*** will grow old and tired.
    Her performances are the worst. if only someone would seriously speak to her, then things would be ok

    If i were rihanna i would tell my label to give me 6 mnths, i would put some songs together. get some dvd’s sit and take tips, get my choreographer, learn some simple and unique dance moves and exercise my lungs to sing a note and come back and shock the hell outta people. i guess touching her self up has worked on stage. no shade but shade.

    sometimes her stans need to hear it, cause someone once posted that she is great singer and performer and she is a legend in the making *blank stare*

  84. November 13, 2011 at 5:15 am
    Tisk, Tisk, Tisk says:
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    Fashonista? Yes! Highly Popular? Yes! Top selling artist? Yes! True Vocalist? HELL NAW. // Rihanna is a studio singer … she is more so an artist .. but she’s not a true vocalist.

  85. November 13, 2011 at 5:50 am
    monica says:
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    You people sure love rihanna any article written about her you guys comment about it. Go buy adele, Whitney , Mariah, fat beyonce now she can sing beyonce sounds more like a f****** goat and a country ass honky tong at the rodeo you call beyonce a singer because she won awards trust me she is the most overated artist in history you n****** need to stop with the hatred and get a life I’m sick of you hoes and fagot Sam you can’t get nobody to pay attention to your stupid blog so rihanna articles brings the most people on here you dumb b****

  86. November 13, 2011 at 6:29 am
    monica says:
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    Stand up!!!! all you people on this blog if you can sing now go make an album and get number ones all the haters on here I know for sure are black people rihanna Dont give a damm about you all black folks don’t stick together you tear each other down when one has success its call jealousy look at Kelly Rowland you said she can sing so why the f*** you haters buy her music everyone is better singers than rihanna then go buy their music and leave this girl alone somebody loves rihanna and it ain’t you black folks you guys have no buying power in this country at all sit down can artist rely on blacks to support them no Jayz got rich, beyonce, Lil Wayne because of whites buying their music all you blacks do is hate on your own people get a life

  87. November 13, 2011 at 6:49 am
    JohnVidal says:
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    LOLOL this post has become one of the funniest ever.
    For slow Rihanna fans: I´m NOT a Beyonce fan and these are the things said on here with which I agree:
    – She barely can outsing a goat
    – Every regular person in the world and their mums can do justice a Rihanna song, in fact better than her (only persons she can outsing are Britney and Paris Hilton)
    – This dude was drugged. He wouldn´t be able to say that to Rihanna in her face and not laugh his ass off. Even Rihanna couldn´t believe it

  88. November 13, 2011 at 7:42 am
    Laurie says:
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    All I can say is lmaoooo I mean I like rihanna’s songs but plzzz stop being delusionnal she ain’t no vocalist. People like Rihanna for her songs, her style,her beauty, her messy attitude maybe but it ain’t for a vocals at all. Do you know what a true vocalist is ? come on now do I need to mention names ? But one thing for sure Rihanna is not one of them. Sorry

  89. November 13, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Bey'knight says:
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    So a guy who’s paid to make a non-vocalist illusion as a vovalist says the non-vocalist is a true vocalist?
    Yup! We should totally take his word for it, lets all pretend to be as tonedeaf as rihanna shall we?

    @JJFAN

    Wow u are so pathetic, u are obviously a bandwagon fan if rih stops gettin hits u’l jump ship cus dats all u ever bring up. Be honest for once in ur goddamn life. Dont be so pressed dat Bey is too much of an artist to lower herself to ri’s standards. Paying radio stations to play ur own song LMAOOO girl is bad joke

  90. November 13, 2011 at 7:56 am
    Anissa says:
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    Beyonce chasing the guitar on I care>>>>>>>>>talk that talk

  91. November 13, 2011 at 8:01 am
    jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED b****** says:
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  92. November 13, 2011 at 9:00 am
    honeydip says:
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    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @HONEY_DIP11 I FOLLOW BACK!

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    I totally agree with @ Monica.
    What MANY fail to realise is that contralto is not an easy vocal range. It takes alot of energy and breathing techniques. Especially when performing live added with dancing. It’s much easier to sing using the head voice (*like your fave*) than the chest voice. So my respect goes out to Toni Braxton, Rihanna, Cher, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey etc. Rihanna uses both head and chest voice and belting aint easy.

  94. November 13, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Dray says:
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    One poster actually had the nerve to place Beyonce name with top singers. I Can’t . She sound like a yodeling prairie dog. As far as Rih goes, watch her album sale and get more pressed than you already are. For someone who can’t sing, she stay snatching wigs in the music industry. Coldplay even said what an amazing voice she had. Most of the people in here saying Rihanna can’t sing are probably weave wearing, fat bytches who stay in their countrified bubble and have not been exposed to other genres of music except r n b. I can’t understand why the gay industry embraced Bey; she married a man that thinks gays ain’t shyt and will talk shyt about them if you listen to his songs. I can’t . Rih must have beat you guys azz or something how mad you stay at her.

  95. November 13, 2011 at 10:00 am
    tyra says:
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    SO WHERE IS THE ARTICLE THAT RIRI CAMP HAS BEEN PAYING RADIO STATIONS TO PLAY HER SONGS BY THE HOUR WITHOUT THEM BEING REQUESTED IF THATS THE CASE SHE HAS FAKE NUMBER ONES

  96. November 13, 2011 at 10:14 am
    BC says:
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    Rihanna not really an artist shes a pop star. that’s it

  97. November 13, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Commander of the RihannaNavy says:
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    @tyra
    Its called having fans who buy and request her songs on the radio.
    #Sit

  98. November 13, 2011 at 10:32 am
    SNAFU says:
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    At her best, she sounds pretty good (unique tone). At her worst, a hot mess.

    But she’s no VOCALIST (uses voice like an instrument?)

    Calling people weave-wearing, fat, ghetto, etc.’s not gonna change the facts.

    But she’s been getting better.

  99. November 13, 2011 at 10:40 am
    LoL Rihanna is a true Pussylist says:
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    I like rihanna but please you need to admit the fact that rihanna cannot sing or even come up close to being called a true vocalist….she cannot take a song like Listen,I will always love and she tried singing Hero but none of them Heroes came along to give her the strength to carry on ! Please don’t ever put rihanna’s name next to Toni B, MC and Anita Baker are you being serious.. You can say she has catchy songs that we all listen to and forget as soon as she releases another catchy song and another crap album ! we all know she knows how to pick good songs that would get people’s attention #thatisall

    The thing i hate is you stupid mindless people say she is a great performer when all she does is keep her legs open through the entire show! Maybe one day her p**** can hit those high notes waking up Mariah carey’s twins

  100. November 13, 2011 at 10:45 am
    tyra says:
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    commander of navy can u read dummy fans request ur song but if a ur team is paying radio to play ur songs every hour then u cheating simple

  101. November 13, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Commander of the RihannaNavy says:
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    @Tyra
    You clearly dont know how heavy rotation on radio works or how Billboard works.
    Billboard is more impacted by digital sales than radio play. Songs can be #1 on the Hot 100 and the Digital Songs chart, but not even top 10 on the Radio Songs chart. Moves Like Jagger was in that position.

    And record labels cant pay every single mainstream radio station in the country to put Rihanna’s latest single in heavy rotation. Most, if not all, radio stations place songs in heavy rotation if they are requested alot by listeners. So when hear We Found Love on the radio all the time its because people requested it. Not because your team is paying that station to pay it.

    If that were the case then Lady GaGa and The Black Eyed Peas would have more #`1s than Rihanna. Their label and teams are far more powerful than Def Jam

  102. November 13, 2011 at 11:39 am
    B@tch Please says:
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    Can’t the guy have his own opion of someone he works with on the daily basis.

    GOOD DAY!!!

  103. November 13, 2011 at 11:44 am
    xd says:
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    Yall mad !!! STAY MAD HATERS!

    Haters will talk that talk so … f*** You Sam .I.

  104. November 13, 2011 at 11:49 am
    ME MYSELF AND I says:
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    okay cookie, like you said mariah, toni, anita, etc. are contraltos. The difference is they actually sound like respectable vocalists when singing live. Rihanna clearly DOES NOT and I’m surprised you’d mention her in that list of names. It’s not just belting, it’s her constantly going flat several times singing a song, her lack of vocal flexibility, her goat-like vibrato, her harsh tones at times. with all those names that you listed you basically just confirmed that rihanna has no excuse. Rihanna is not consistent with vocals at all. At times she does sound nice (like singing california king bed on american idol) but most of the time she sounds horrible. You shouldn’t be sounding horrible all of the time if you’re receiving proper vocal instruction. Maybe she doesn’t dedicate enough time to vocal exercise? Idk… but she’s just NOT vocalist.. plain and simple.

  105. November 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    Kyle says:
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    All he is trying to convey is that Rihanna has grown vocally and if haters can be honest they can admit that fact. Rihanna can more than hold her own vocally now. Obviously she will never be Celine Dion but she is becoming the best Rihanna she can possiby can be vocally.

    Lets also not forget that Rihanna has 3 Grammys for her vocals and it doesnt get bigger than that so clearly the music industry respects and appreciates Rihannas vocal talents.

  106. November 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    kimberly says:
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    Is this really an argument? The proof is all over youtube and you can even get some performances where the back track is removed. Total Drama Artist. Well not an artist but a celebrity.
    The thing about rihnana fans is that they really get mad when other people give their opinion and none of which is spiteful it is really the truth. Sam said nothing the world doesn’t know but he is attacked.
    If only her fans can demand better but then again they cannot even approach her on twitter cause you know the response they will get, b**** and cunts, p**** and further ridiculed. lol

  107. November 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    nikki says:
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    The Devil is A Liar…..

  108. November 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    COOKIE -CONTRALTO DIVAS - TONI BRAXTON, RIHANNA, AMY W. says:
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    @ Me myself and I, I see your point. But I kinda like that Rihanna is imperfect when it comes to her vocals. She doesn’t bore me like other ‘perfect’ vocalist do.

  109. November 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Onyx says:
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    This site is unbelievable, I want to see each of the people who criticize her, doing what she does. If you are that good why you are here and not in her place. Do you believe in high notes, i don’t, to me what is important is the way a singer performs a song, what they feel when they sing a song, not vocal range.

  110. November 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Oceanmate says:
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    Rihanna is definitely not boring and I think that she has improved over the years. Since she is the only pop artist being pushed quite hard right now; we really don’t have much to choose from. As for her coach, yeah he knows where his bread and butter comes from but he could have just stated that “Rihanna is a work in progress” and none would contest that.

  111. November 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR says:
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    Is rihanna exactly a vocalist? No. Can she sing? Yes. To me I don’t care if an artist is a vocalist or not it is just how much I like their music. The two queens of pop are in no way vocalist so this post doesn’t really mean anything.

  112. November 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Boricua says:
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    I think its going to take a lot and more than #1 hits for rihanna to get some real respect and recognition in the music industry. Im not sure if she can actually become more than the it girl of the moment. One thing oi know for sure is that among all these new generation (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, etc..) shes the least that deserves to possibly broke Mariahs #1 s record, i really hope that NEVER happen. It will be a sad day, dont get me wrong i enjoy Rihannas music, but shes not in that level.

  113. November 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Navy=Loser ass cunts!!!! says:
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    First off how did beyonce come up in this bpost?
    The ones saying Beyonce can’t sing?
    But Rihanna can?
    Stop with the lies.
    I can fart to an chord being played by an piano and sound better than rihanna.
    BEYONCE HAS AN BETTER VOICE THEN MOST OF THE ONES(Britney,Gaga,Katy,Rihanna,the no name random R&B chicks) YOU REGULAR HATERS TRY TO PIT AGAINST HER.
    Rihanna sounds like crap.
    She makes catchy songs…
    Scratch that the writers and producers make catchy songs.
    Rihanna IS NOT AN ARTIST EITHER…
    WTF is wrong with this”NAVY”
    Wouldn’t know talent if it killed their mother and stood over them with the same knife it killed their mother with.

    The only thing she is winning at is the singles(Payola Endorsed).
    I don’t even dislike rihanna…It’s her stupid fans/stans

    Loud was GARBAGE
    RATED R WAS TRASH
    TALK THAT TALK=HOT f****** TRASH
    G.G.G.B=Almost Perfect
    M.I.T.S GARBAGE
    A.G.L.M.=Digital Throw up(Yuck!!!)

  114. November 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    mobwife says:
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    Damn and that’s exactly what I hear when she “sings”…bwah, bwah, bwah…LOL! :-)

    And I see DefScam hired a poor liar to tell her unthruths…..”You are a true vocalist”…LMAO!

    OMG and has anyone read the reviews of Talk That Talk? Wow what was she and her PR wizards thinking? O__0

  115. November 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    Yellow Gorillah says:
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    They mad at Rihanna game
    Taking over your empire”

    ^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They mad that the so called none singing rihanna is overshadowing there screaming favs. GURL BOOM! Rihanna can talk on a song and that song will still s*** on there favs. It’s just the way it is rihanna slay’s none the less. We only get this foolish post on TGJ But we all know that Sam is JEALOUS Of her successes. The haters need to stay mad

    TALK THAT TALK

    Coming to slay a chart near you !!!

    Until then BYE

    CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE

  116. November 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    mobwife says:
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    *DEAD* AT THE YODALING GOAT!

    OMG…….SIMPLY *DEAD*! :-)

    *DEAD* AT THAT ENTIRE ENTRY! DAMN! :-)

  117. November 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    mobwife says:
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    @TruthTeller
    November 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    @MissThang
    seeing that u got Janet on ur avatar,
    ___________________________________________________________

    Sweetie that would be BRANDY NORWOOD not JDJ!

  118. November 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Robier says:
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    lmao lol

  119. November 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    D-money says:
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    I found the title of this post hilarious, it was sarcastic as s***…..LMFAOOOOOO

  120. November 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    ST says:
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    PIERCE THIS, AND YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE TO WINNING A FIGHT!! LOL http://mlks.co/1stQu

  121. November 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    whyohwhy says:
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    Poor thang you almost want to feel sorry for her but we dont! If people will spend their hard earned money to hear her sing why not take her money and lie in her face. Stop them from talking about you, that will happen when she stops this lie period. Vocalist! just like the nut saying this is History when she sang like some drunk. This only shows that this girl should not be here becuse of her songs. But that was the laugh of today!!

  122. November 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    BrandyNMonicaStan says:
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    @MOBWIFE CO-SIGN THAT IS DEFINITELY B ROCKA AKA THE VOCAL BIBLE

  123. November 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Yallow says:
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    At destinyboston, stop tring to make FETCH happen!!!! Lmao! 

  124. November 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    nicegirl says:
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    Haha too damn funny….especially the lamb video. Rihanna is not a true vocalist.

  125. November 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    SWAGGAKIDD says:
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    GOSH JOLLY I LOVE HOW SHE TALKS ITS SO FREAKING s*** HER ACCENT IS s***. RIHANNA CAN TALK TO ME ANYTIME I BET HER MOANS ARE s*** TOO…

  126. November 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    Kyle says:
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I love you Rihanna but she is certainly not a ‘”true vocalist” by any means. Not to mention, I love how this video shows her warming up for the show and working with her vocal coach, but we NEVER get to see her actually sing. I think that says something…

  127. November 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    TALK THAT SONG says:
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    That sounds about right .

  128. November 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    I'ma have to send her to her maker says:
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    Rihanna has good songs like russian roulette and CKB that show off her vocal range and she has actually performed these good live. I think the fast songs she has trouble singing live cuz she moving around a lot on stage. But I don’t think that’s an excuse. She should sound better. But no one is perfect.

  129. November 14, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Nyakz says:
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    LMAOOOOOO AT THESE COMMENTs

  130. November 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    Josh says:
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    @ Miss Thang
    True vocalist don’t struggle to sing their own songs.
    ———————————————————-
    Hahahah, so true!

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