Rihanna Performs On X-Factor

Published: Sunday 29th Nov 2009 by Sam

Vocal power-house Rihanna (lol) took to the stage on the X-Factor a few moments ago to perform current single ‘Russian Roulette’. In being the fair site we are, vocally Ms. Fenty live did sound very similar to the track (take from that what you will…) However, I am sorry I just cannot agree with that voice. For much of the performance, I was wondering why she was holding the mic to her mouth when she was clearly singing out her nose.

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Tidbit: Was anyone else thinking “when is she gonna get off that damn chair?” Ironically, the chair was more interesting she was on stage!

What do you think of the performance?

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  1. Travis November 29, 2009

    She sounds a mess.

  2. hihihihihi November 29, 2009

    BEING A FAIR SITE???? SINCE WHEN

    DISSING RIHANNAS VOCALS BUT ENVER JANETS WHISPERING

    U R A BIASED SITE

    SHE SOUNDED LIKE THE RECORD AND SOUNDED STRONG AND HOLD LONGER NOTES THAT JANET JLO CIARA COULD NEVER ADEMPT

  3. Jark November 29, 2009

    F****** yawn, AGAIN. If you hate her to the extent that you think sounding similar to record is a BAD thing then why did you go to her album launch? It would’ve been less two-faced simply to decline to attend.

    Oh, and you actually said when RR leaked that she sounded good vocally but she’d never be able to perform it live. Well now she has, and in your own admission she sounded similar to record, and you’ve back-tracked by claiming the vocal on the song is horrible. Hater.

  4. Jweezy November 29, 2009

    @HIHIHIHIHI How about you learn how to spell. *attempt* Rihanna vocals NEED to be on point because that’s all she’s bringing to the table. She doesnt write, produce, or dance her ass off like Janet does….SMH

  5. D-enda November 29, 2009

    Agree with HIHIHIHIHHI

    That performance was legit.

    About the album flopping, it was expected. She should have charged that 2 cents or whatever she did on Amazon to yall Britons, she may have hit top 20 then.

  6. MG November 29, 2009

    i going to just skip this video!

  7. IH8SAM&TRENT November 29, 2009

    SAM IS A D*CK..
    ITS THAT SIMPLE..

    ALLTHOUGH THAT MAY BE TOO MASCULINE OF A NAME FOR HIM..

  8. Jweezy November 29, 2009

    AND people need to learn the definition of singing. You all define a good singer by how LOUD they can scream, not by their tone, delivery, or if their on key.

  9. kr1 November 29, 2009

    she co-wrote every song on album and picks her fashion from her designer friends

  10. Dani November 29, 2009

    my ears……..

  11. lilPita November 29, 2009

    LMAO @ vocal powerhouse……i like her style tho

  12. SEAN2009 November 29, 2009

    RIHANNA STANS BETTER EXPRESS THOSE PRESSED FEELINGS ABOUT JANET.LOL

    JANET VOCALS ON SCREAM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> rihanna
    JANET VOCALS ON TOGETHER AGAIN>>>>>>>>>>>rihanna
    JANET VOCALS ON ALL FOR YOU>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>rihanna
    JANET VOCALS ON MAKE ME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>rihanna

    janet isnt doing 32k thats for damn sure.lol ha ha ha ha ha poor r******.

  13. SEAN2009 November 29, 2009

    RIHANNA NAME IS THE LAST NAME IN THE WRITING CRDEITS MEANING SHE BARLY WROTE A S***.LOL HA HA HA HA

  14. Izzie November 29, 2009

    Rihanna has never been an awesome performer. That has always been her weakness. When the album leaked, I knew that Ri needed her performances to sell this album vs..the normal gimmicks.

    Def Jam arrogantly thought they could exploit CB/Ri’s situation to sell albums. However they were in for a huge shock. 20/20 was the beginning of the down hill spiral honestly. Even after her world premiere vid, RR fell. Once the exploitation didn’t work, Def Jam tried for the ‘liberated openness’ ..now if the album continues a downward spiral, I wonder what is the next angle. 4 Albums deep and the public still has no sense of who she really is and performances have not improved.

    8-9 months of clubbin and changing outfits multiple times and constant pictures, but no improvement on her performances. No Doubt Def Jam gave her all the budget for the money because they were dependent on sympathy sales vs Ri’s talent. She has already said after promo, she goes back into recording new music..Def Jam has already given up on the project.

  15. matt November 29, 2009

    how can you say she sounded like the record and then diss her. if anyone sounds like their record then they have had no tweaks to their voices in teh studio. pathetic this site is and i am not even a stan before i get attacked. the people on this site make me LOL alot!

  16. christy November 29, 2009

    Rihanna did good she did not embarrass Good for her!!!!

  17. Jweezy November 29, 2009

    At all of you angry with Sam…..just because you sound just like the record dont mean the record sound great to begin with is what I believe Sam is saying. Sam doesnt like her TONE. Admittedly, he also is a tad bit of a hater as well.

  18. Bottom_Line November 29, 2009

    She really needs time to work on her performances. She’s doing too much flashing and not enough PRACTICING, REHEARSING, etc. Too much time in the paparazzi’s camera’s and more time rehearsing Rihanna. B/c the more and more she “performs” the worst she sounds (to me) Anybody can sound good in the studio, it’s live that shows your vocal ability, and se looses her breath fast. She needs to work on that. She got everything else down right..except her vocals.

  19. Nick November 29, 2009

    Look i’m not a big Rihanna fan, but, dude, you need to lay off. She did nothing wrong here, so stop being a tool. How is it excused that Whitney can sound like hell because she used to be great…no mention of the fact that she was a terrible role model for any fan of hers, but yet you still go at Rihanna like a bully.
    Chill out dude.

  20. nope November 29, 2009

    Please perform more Rihanna. Please. You’ve been exposed. Other than the rabid stans who takes her seriously as a singer, performer, or artist???????

  21. Lady J November 29, 2009

    i LMAO at all the damn raw emotion. Leave the raw emotion to Fantasia! At least Fannie is sincere with it.

    I co sign with your whole post izzie!

    I could deal with her bad vocals if she came to the table with kick ass live performances. I really could deal. As an artists she’s week all around. Weak singer and performer. It’s sad she has the all the pieces to be a real contender for Madonna’s crown but alas she can’t seem to complete the puzzle. That’s the sad part all this hype and she can’t deliver.

    I don’t understand this is her 4th album and her live performances and stage presence haven’t improved any? I don’t understand. Along with growth in the actual music shouldn’t there be growth to the stag aspect too? Should have become a model if access to high fashion clothes is all she wanted.

    In all honesty as a consumer I really don’t have a true picture of who she is. I know who Mary, Janet and Alicia are but not Rihanna. I can’t connect. I thought the 20/20 interview would help me connect better with her but nope. I feel bad for what she went through but she didn’t move. There is something about her that comes across as very cold.

    If this album/singles keep underperforming, especially in the states, she’s going to go full throttle with selling the T&A. Expect more nude/semi nude raunchy photoshoots and more talk about her s** life

  22. shimmy shimmy November 29, 2009

    yuck.. that performance was dread.. i felt like taking that gun and pulling the trigger on her… she needs to sit down. and this evil look shes going for is really tiring.

  23. limonade November 29, 2009

    love love loe this site, like the comments LMAO.
    She did good, for her standards.

  24. Dane November 29, 2009

    Beyonce voted the World’s Greatest Pop Artist

  25. connor November 29, 2009

    She sounded good 🙁 everyones hating cos she changed her music

    ya’ll bitchz

  26. Boho Jyane November 29, 2009

    Ahhh that was great ‘ For much of the performance, I was wondering why she was holding the mic to her mouth when she was clearly singing out her nose.’

    perfectly put 🙂

    I am so annoyed that I missed Alicia to get riri sitting in a chair

  27. teeci November 29, 2009

    i just started texting in the middle of this performance! i wishin this baby the best!

  28. BLACK November 29, 2009

    @DANE

    SO TRUE .

    OKAY
    SHE SOUNDED BADDD, we all know this, she sucks live, she cant dance and she can not sing, i dare u guys try to compare janet or beyonce to this robot def jam made called RIHANNA. omg be real for once, but her hair is cute.

  29. JAY DA BOSS November 29, 2009

    YO SAM UR A F***** HATA U B****, STOP HATING ON THE GIRL U WANNA BE HER OR SOMETHING. MAN DONT HATE ON GIRLS FIRST OF ALL U FISH, ALWAYS WRITING S*** ON THE RIHANNA LIKE SHE TOOK UR MAN. STOP HATING F***** CANT SPELL WITH UR WAKE ASS ACTING LIKE A LITTE B**** AT THE BEYONCE SHOW TAKE THAT RAG BEYONCE GAVE U AND CLEAN UR DIRTY SELF F***** LOSER. STOP HATIN ON FEMALES P****.

  30. Ruben November 29, 2009

    @JWEEZY

    How about you learn to do your research. Rihanna wrote on 9 of 13 tracks of her new album. You better recognize and cut out the ignorant comments.

    Keep on hating everyone, including this godforsaken blog. Enjoy wasting your breath on an artist you, A, do not support, and B, not like to hear of either.

    SMH

  31. stx November 29, 2009

    rihanna sounded good. THe people who hate rihanna were surely glad when someone said she can’t sing, so now that’s the only thing they keep coming up with to throw hate her way. She can’t sing. They know once they say that, that’s the lowest they can go, and now everyone who don’t like her is using that same line. I guess Jay Z and the person who discovered her in Barbados don’t know talent. Rihanna may not be able to blow like fantasia, or Jennifer Hudson, but she can sing good enough to be in the game like other singers who are not belters themselves such as britney spears, Keri hilson, ashanti, ciara, but you all don’t tear them to shreds like you do rihanna. Every performance she does, people pick it apart looking for flaws. You all just hate her, and this site is biased, so I don’t expect nothing else from you hateful commentors.

  32. stx November 29, 2009

    @black what is so great about janets light weight voice. Yeah she can bust a few moves, Thanks to her piggy backing off her brother. But some great singer she is not. Beyonce, is all about the fluff. IF you look at it, she don’t sing any songs with substance. All she does is put on a great show to distract you all from her pitiful lyrics. Yes she shrieks and screams, and do lots of runs,but she still is no Kelly price, Deborah Cox, Jennifer Hudson, aretha franklin. Those are real singers. SO that means Beyonce is not in their league, and each singer has their own range and way of singing. Rihanna does her own thing, if everyone sang alike, what would the music industry be like. Boring and predictable. I like rihanna’s gritty , husky toned voice. It works for the music she is singing. IF you all don’t like it, some of us do. In a choir we all can’t be sopranos, the altos, tenors, all have their part to play, so let ri ri play hers and get off her ass.

  33. MARTIN November 29, 2009

    NOT ONLY DID RIHANNA SOUND AWFUL
    HER RECORD SALES ARE AWFUL TOO

    SHE SOLD 32,000 COPIES IN THE UK
    DEBUTING AT #16!!!!1
    THATS HORRIBLE

    IN AMERICA
    SHE IS FLOPPING AS WELL

    FIRST SINGLE “WAIT YOUR TURN ” FLOPPED!
    HER SECOND SINGLE “RUSSIAN ROULETTE” WENT TO #9 FOR 1 WEEK AND FELL WAY DOWN THE CHARTS
    HER 3RD SINGLE IS GONNA PEAK THIS WEEK

    AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE
    HER ALBUM IS ABOUT TO FLOP IN AMERICA AS WELL

    DEBUTING AT #5
    bEHIND SOMEBODY WHO CAME OUT LAST WEEK

    RIHANNA GIVE IT UP GIRL

    YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER KIM KARDASHIAN

  34. Jweezy November 29, 2009

    @Ruben whoopti f***** do….Rihanna for the first time wrote on her album..she is just a puppet for her label. And what the hell are you talkin about?

    @STX woowwww…..u know absolutely nothing to think Rihanna comes anywhere near Janet or Beyonce. I will be praying for you Ok. You will make it through the ignorance. I promise.

  35. JAY DA BOSS November 29, 2009

    IS THIS A RIHANNA HATING WEBSITE SURE IS.

  36. Ruben November 29, 2009

    @JWEEZY

    You know what I’m talking about. She wrote on all of her albums, don’t even get there with me. Your just the perfect example of an ignorant hater, admit it or not. She has been controlled by her label too much in the past, I agree on that, but she definitely broke loose during the GGGB era.

    @MARTIN

    I stopped reading after you called “Wait Your Turn” the first single. Fail.

  37. stx November 29, 2009

    @martin, where are you from? You sound sooo dense. How could an album debuting in the top 5 on the U.S charts be flopping. Once your in the top ten of album sales, you are said to be doing pretty well. Which means your album is a top ten album. It s only the first week of release, so being within the top 5 is nothing to scoff at. That is a pretty damn good standing.

  38. stx November 29, 2009

    @Jweezy pray for yourself for being so hateful and trying to block someone elses blessings. I never said she came anywhere to beyonce or Janet, just pointing out that they don’t come close to any of the real singers I mentioned. Rihanna may not be the greatest singer, but neither are they. In everything there is always going to be someone who does it better, so why are you guys hating on everything rihanna is doing, when she never claimed to be the best singer in the world. She is just doing something she loves doing, so why hate on her. She’s not taking any food out of your mouth.

  39. jjlova06 November 29, 2009

    that’s the best I have ever heard her sound, yet it still sucked. And to whoever talked about dissing rhianna vs. janet… you can’t compare the two. Janet whispers now. She didn’t use to. And Janet actually performs. She dances. She gets the crowd hype. Rhianna just stands and tries to look pretty while trying to sing. All she can do is look pretty.

  40. Ruben November 29, 2009

    @STX

    There’s no use of talking sense into these people. It’s not that they don’t understand, it’s just the fact that they don’t WANT to understand.

    Rated R is not flopping and is not going to flop either. The promotion is simply messed up. This album will ride on longetivity like GGGB. Only GGGB had Umbrella to get instant worldwide attention. Russian Roulette, on the other hand, as a first single is way more risky, even though it’s one of the best songs of the new album IMO.

    Anyway, as I said you can all keep hating on her. It does not change the FACT that Rated R is a critically acclaimed album.

    http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/rihanna/ratedr

    Suck on that. And before any of you get on her extent of involvement with this project again. Rihanna is the executive producer and art director as well.

    This blog is the most hilarious fail I’ve visited in a long time. To even respond to the news poster Sam’s “tidbit” when Rihanna would finally get out of her chair. It’s too obvious to break it down during the bridge of the song. I mean seriously, is it that hard to get an objective view on an artist’s performance.

  41. Jel.Ani November 29, 2009

    I was done from the first line of this post … “Vocal powerhouse Rihanna” … smdh.
    lmao.

  42. Ruben November 29, 2009

    I know right. Calling Rihanna something she simply isn’t is just out of this world hilarious.

  43. stx November 29, 2009

    @rueben I hear you and i co-sign.

  44. IH8SAM&TRENT November 29, 2009

    HE IS SO IRRITATIIN

    ALL HE DOES IS HATE ON FEMALES

    THATS HOW YOU KNOW HE’S SWEET THAN SOME FRUITY LOOPS

    IT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE IF HE WAS POSTING ABOUT MEN AND HATING ON THEM
    BUT ALL HE POSTS ABOUT IS WOMEN AND THEN B*TCHES ABOUT THEM

    HE NEEDS A DAMN CLUE.. CAUSE HIS SISSY B*TCHIN IS STR8 UP P*SSY..

  45. Prince November 29, 2009

    Princess RiRi dont need 2 give anything up her voice is jus fine and she will do great in the US.She didn’t even release wait your turn as a single..it was jus for promotion use only so u cant say that song flopped. Her album has went GOLD in UK and that’s not bad at all!! How the hell is that a flop. Ya’ll hatas r jus waitin 4 her downfall but it will never happen so bi*ches get use 2 her makin hits afta hits afta hits!!

  46. nope November 29, 2009

    Maybe if the stans would get up off her c*** long enough for her to go to a vocal coach we wouldn’t dislike her so intensely. Please pray tell what singles from THIS album you think will carry this album for the rest of the year??? Other than Te Amo (still not a dance record, i.e. what people actually want from her), I have no idea. And please don’t say that dumb one, “are you big enough” , some mess. Please.

  47. stx November 29, 2009

    @nope I bet people were asking the same question when GGGB came out. Which songs would take it through the year? No one predicted that, the singles spoke for themselves. There’s no need to act like Nostradamos and try to predict what will be a hit. Just wait and you’ll see. Lots of people hated RR, but it still made it to a top ten hit. So time will tell.

  48. Ruben November 29, 2009

    @NOPE

    You obviously didn’t fully listen to Rated R. I am not surprised at all.
    I suggest you take a listen to Fire Bomb.
    Also Cold Case Love, Photographs, as well as her next single Hard are all certified chart-toppers. Ignorant.

  49. JACOB November 29, 2009

    Ummm…Sam and Trent’s nonstop bashing of Rihanna really does make them lose credibility…but Rihanna is a mess.

    You know, I would like her so much more if she wasn’t rammed down our throats. I HATE that she gets so much more backup from her label when so many other artists deserve it so much more.

  50. nope November 29, 2009

    Not ignorant. I’ve listened to the album. I said SINGLES. That will CARRY the album. RR hit top 10 and sank fast. The video and all the airply IDJ could buy did not give it longevity. Cold Case will not be a single. Will’s verse on Photographs is too weak, will not be a hit. I like Fire Bomb, actually. But I don’t see that being big on the radio. Too complicated a song. I own GGGB. And save for like two tracks, the hits are obvious, first listen. Rude Boy and Te Amo are easily her most radio friendly but will not be #1s. Te Amo will chart high w/ a hot video but the rest of the album??????

  51. stx November 29, 2009

    @nope Okay nostradamos. I will refer back to your predictions if any of the songs you mentioned make it to #1.

  52. incognegro November 29, 2009

    So….I know what happened Sam! One morning you were eating cereal, and Rihanna spit in your cornflakes. Wait, no, you had a dog, and she kidnapped it…wait, maybe you saw her at a concert, and she refused to give an autograph…Better yet, maybe you wanted an interview, and she refused to provide it to you.

    These are the only possible reasons that I could think of to answer why you hate Rihanna so much. Don’t get me wrong, her vocals are mad nasal, but I am not mad at her – that’s how she sings! But try to keep some objectivity in your posts. Shock us, and maybe write something positive about someone other than people you want to have interview with.

    That said, this performance was okay…I think that she is experiecing a little performance-anxiety, due all the flack she is receiving over her vocals. But hopefully the next singles she releases are high-energy songs, where her performance matters as much as her vocals.

  53. KIKI November 29, 2009

    A hot ass mess. And you’re right about the chair being more interesting. She looked kinda cute tho. Oh, and she sounds like the record cuz I read somewhere else she was lip syncing but who knows.. I just know she sucked!!!

  54. bibi November 29, 2009

    why are you waisting your time and writing bout rihanna if you think shes that bad? or do you just need her on your blog to get more readers?

  55. JaNa’e November 29, 2009

    my poor ears.

    rihanna never could sing: EVERYONE knows that, but what i can’t understand is why everyone neglected to tell her that. She’ll never be a powerhouse but a few lessons could possibly help her stop singing through her nose or at the very least stop her voice from cracking on every note. i can’t believe the man at the end had the gall to congratulate her for that bull.

    the performance would have been better if they’d have simply left the empty chair up there and let the track play.

  56. dont take shyt November 29, 2009

    I think that she sounded great

    I think that any one of these songs could be the next single

    Rude boy
    Rock Star101
    Fire Bomb
    Cold Case Love
    Te Amo

    I like the entire album
    I can listen to it without skipping a song
    GO RIRI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Suzy G November 29, 2009

    I’m a big Rihanna fan but WTF was that? She was off key for most of the song and boring as hell…. If she makes millions a year the least she could do is work on her craft.

  58. rightround(U.S.A pride!) November 29, 2009

    Suzy G,
    you’re a fan? well I’m sorry but this is about as good as she’s going to sound.

    LOL @ rihanna’s singing. I’m watching American Idol re-runs and I just pictured Rihanna being on there and Simon’s face afterwards! lolololololol!

  59. wtf November 30, 2009

    smh, i think rihanna stans are the most delusional stans ever.. rihanna did not write a single track on that album…RR, was written by neyo and he even talked about how it came about..he never once mentioned rihanna coz she never wrote anything…Even puffy sent a tweet about how that james faulnty (spelling) wrote half of her album coz he wrote that angels song for dirty money but still fans are delusional…photographs was not even for her but for black eyed peas yet they claim she had a part in it..smh…ester dean wrote rude boy but then y’all come here talking crap..man some of y’all need to catch a wake up call coz you sound stupid as hell..better yet why dnt you spend time getting an education or learn more about how the music industry works coz you sound dumb..she is not artist so just give it up..heck she is not even a singer and dnt understand how she got the deal….
    personally i am glad people are seeing through her..she got away with it for a while and am glad people are paying more attention to real talent now…[email protected] some stan who say her promo was not good…smh, this girl got the whole budget of def jam and had the best promo any artist could ever ask for..not even beyonce’s promo could match up to rihanna’s this year..face it, people are just not into her and she sucks!!!

  60. hihihihihi November 30, 2009

    @IH8SAM&TRENT & JAYDABOSS

    DAMN YALL MY TWINS OR SOMETHING

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARD

    DEAD @ THAT B**** SAYING ALL FOR U VOCALS AR EBTTER THAN RIHANNAS LOL

    WHISPERING WILL NEVER BE BETTER THAN RIHANNA

    YALL FUCKERS SAM GO AND LISTEN TO CALL ON ME AKA I NEED THE LYRICS TO UNDERSTAND

    CRITICIAL ACCLAIMED ALBUM RATED R IN STORES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

    I WANNA SEE UR REVIEW OF JANETS WHISPERES ON SUNDAY I CANT WAIT FOR UR BIASED S***

  61. ItsMeAgain November 30, 2009

    Rihanna hit enough of the big notes at the end to fool a person into thinking this was a good performance. The reality is, she failed to hit some of the early big notes and all of her lower register and tone is nasally and horrendous, like she isn’t even trying.

    …as a professional singer, more is expected of her. I don’t know what to say… I’d love to say I hope she improves with time, but as a professional singer the onus is on her to bring it, not later, but now. If we could coddle every average singer and give them voice lessons and give them time to improve, then every body in the general public could be a singer. The point of professional singers is that they are supposed to be above and beyond the average… Rihanna isn’t.

    I think Rihanna should retire with her millions, or seek an alternate profession. But, that’s just me. Her fans love her and are willing to make every excuse possible for her voice and performances, and are willing to wait forever for her to improve because they like her image. All i can do is shrug and enjoy the different kind of entertainment value Rihanna’s live performances provides… which is of the train-wreck variety. She is the Sarah Palin of pop.

  62. whystillinbusiness November 30, 2009

    Let’s be real, Rihanna is so typical now you really dont, cant, and will not expect anything good out of her anymore. That took all she had and that’s not good for a singer, one song and you’re threw!

  63. mez November 30, 2009

    she was great …well done Rihanna

  64. vernanda November 30, 2009

    i love how she uses a ridiculous amount of props in her performances and they’re STILL dry lol

  65. stx November 30, 2009

    all you haters who say rihanna can’t sing, why are you guys always on posts about her? THe Alicia Keys post just below only has 8 comments, Why is that? If you all appreciate real talent, why aren’t you flocking to alicias post to praise her performance. You see why these bloggers keep posting things about rihanna, because they know she carries the blogs. Without a rihanna post, their blog would be dry as shi*. Something about this girl that keeps even the haters coming back.

  66. whystillinbusiness November 30, 2009

    STX if that’s what you want to call people’s opinions. If Alicia had that lack of talent thing going on like Rihanna I believe she would get the same deal. There really is no new argument about Rihanna cause she has not grown on any level. Every site you go to its the same argument, her lack of singing and performing. But what counts this go round are her sales.. The reason why sales are so low this go round is not because of the direction she took but her performing slowed it down… She sucks! just admit it, she was off, she still cant carry nothing to save her life and if she had to do another song it was over!

  67. BLACK November 30, 2009

    @stx
    OMG I DArE U SAY thAt about beyonce then prasie rihanna, as an entertainer ITS YOUR JOB TO PUT ON A GOOD Show, not just stand in front a stage and sound horrible, come on please as i said B4 just be real with your ish, everyone in the game today sounds diffrent, we have b.spears, beyonce, lady gaga each 1 is diffrent and those are the biggest today, rihanna sucks live, all she is a fashion show, and yes compare to lady gaga, beyonce,AND BRITNEy sales yes RIHANNA IS FLOPPING……….i cant u said, that all bey do is put on a good show and she cant sinig, well in that case rihanna should be putting on the most AMAZING shoWS because she can not SING live, and trust the singers u named, please beyonce is that level u distracted by her clothes and her hair but trust when she is something more special than that, Its not hate its TRUTH

  68. stx November 30, 2009

    @black that’s your opinion, and I stand by mine. I was never a fan of beyonce, yeah she puts on a good show, but her music is just not solid. Sorry. I perfer rihannas music, hers is more the kind of music I like not that jingle type songs. To me that’s for the teens or little 8year olds. I need something more substantial. Like I say performance is not that big a deal for me, because i don’t go to concerts, never have and don’t care too. I like the music to speak to me. From what I hear of Rated R, the songs are waaaay better than the ones on BDay, when it comes to quality. That’s just keeping it real. The bey fans would never give rihanna props for anything. You all simply hate her because you are stanning for bey, so i don’t expect you all to say rihanna was good. if you listened to the album without being swayed by your dislike for rihanna, you would realize that this album is a hit album. All the professional reviewers gave it top reviewes, but its only on the blogs that people are hating. And you are right they have different sounding people in the game, so why can’t rihanna be there too. That is the point I was trying to make. There are those who are not that strong a singer, but people are not tearing them apart like they do rihanna. The game is big enough let her do her. And I never said bey can’t sing, quote me correctly, I said there are singers better than her, and that she distracts from pathetic lyrics by putting on a good show.

  69. smartee November 30, 2009

    HMM @ this performance! That hurt my ears. I love music and I remember when I studied it in chorus class in high school. My teacher taught us about being pitchy and flat and if you know anything about singing, Rihanna’s voice is always flat… meaning she’s singing the note too low. She was also very pitchy during the chorus and instead of hitting a high note, she yelled it…. seriously! Singers have to be careful with that. Just because you are getting loud in a song doesn’t mean that you are hitting the note correctly. She sounds similar to the record, more flat in her performance though, but that’s no compliment LOL!

    Music engineers use auto tune, not the t-pain version, on just about every singer’s voice to tweak some minor or major errors in the notes that a singer hits, and Rihanna’s voice is so bad that they can’t even get rid of the whining and flatness. She’s a horrible singer. I cringe when I hear her. What has always frustrated me about her is that she’s all about s** and image, which is something that shouldn’t exist in the music industry. Why are people so stupid to like someone just because they think they’re hot and have catchy songs. Then the truth comes out and people wanna forget and move on to the next. It’s sad and karmas a b**ch for Rihanna and Def Jam.

  70. Prince November 30, 2009

    @stx im a Bey stan and i give RiRi lots of Props..Im definitly a RiRi stan ..Princess RiRi is definitely a HOT chick in the game! Its neva gonna be ova 4 RiRi cuz she’s strong, edgy,she can sing and she knows how 2 make great music. Regardless of her 1st week album sales RiRi is going to do great in the long run!!Her album is full of hits, she’s definitely above and beyond the average and definitely goin 2 go gold and platinum so don’t be silly hata’s!

  71. LaLaLovesToSmokeLala November 30, 2009

    OMGOSH ARE YALL FKN KIDDIN ME? That performance was dreadfully HORRIFICLY HORRible. I dont care how bad her fashion is…hell I can fkn dress BAD ASS HELL ALONE WITHOUT A DAMN STYLIST AND INFAMOUS IN THESE STREETS BY MY STYLE ALONE….so what? That girl being called a singer is so wrong on sooooo many damn levels. whoever keep saying she is the hottest chick is the game is just as delusional and crazy as anyone who says that girl is a singer. That performance was sooo damn BORING AND LAME AND LIFELESS ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY. Really who would pay to watch her a** look good sitting down singing like a squirrel? LMAO. Lord Have Mercy how music has gone downhill. so sad how these young folks will never probably know what real music sounds like. Theres no more Minnie Rippertons, Janis Joplins, Sarah Vaughns and Stephanie mills in the game no more. Basically if your sellin s** and fashion you can be labeled anything these days. terrible. just terrible. I cannot believe that that girl is as famous as she for sounding as bad she does and not even being able to dance or give a good performance when we have real singers Like Jazmine sullivan and Chrisette Michelle and Janelle Monae singing there hearts and not being recognized. SMDH. Please let the Rihanna reign let up.

  72. LaLaLovesToSmokeLala November 30, 2009

    Im only 24 and is clearly not buying what most of my peers are unfortunately supporting. Bad music.

  73. LaLaLovesToSmokeLala November 30, 2009

    Her album is terrible..influencing violence s** and rock and roll…what a gimmick that broad is. I dont believe her she needs more ppl. she reminds of the white kids listening to gangsta rap daily and all of a sudden feeling like they some damn thugs. Basically I give props when there due..most of her fans are inlove with that girl because they feel she is gawgus…lmao…..I mean why else because she can blow the mic like Beyonce or dance like Ciara or simply because she can dress and is pretty???? .if she looked like that chick from precious then it would be another damn story. My goodness wake the hell up folks. Rihanna is a puppet to gain yall fkn money to stay famous for simply doing not a damn thing but spending yall money on her materialistic self and flashin it in yall faces everyday as she strolls the streets lookin like a lost soul.

  74. Venus November 30, 2009

    I actually thought she performed well.She doesn’t have the best tonal quality but she did perform this song better than i thought she was going to. she belted and held the notes on pitch.

  75. stx November 30, 2009

    @prince, now I see that all bey stans are not one sided. Some can be level headed like you. I always say the game is big enough for both of them to be in it.

  76. Ruben November 30, 2009

    @WTF

    If you’re doing your lame research off other people’s quotes, I suggest you buy a physical copy of Rated R and read it with your own eyes, white on black in the f****** booklet. Of course you’re not buying it, but I’m the last one who’s being delusional.

  77. Shae November 30, 2009

    this is y ppl chose CB ova Rihanna….if u make good music but fail to deliever nobody is gotta buy ur album…its jus that simple!! ppl like bey, chris, alicia, etc. bring something 2 da table as performers…i cant say that about rihanna because everytime i see something of her live she sounds a hot mess, all jokes aside….and NO IM NOT HATING FOR THOSE RIHANNA FANS WHO WONT ACCEPT THE FACT THAT SINGING LIVE IS SOMETHING SHE IS NOT GOOD AT. i once heard someone say that if u cant sing live you cant sing at all….well, i guess Def jam needs to drop rihanna ‘cuz girl cant sing….from one singer to the next i wish her well but she needs to find another outlet ‘cuz her fame is running out

  78. marg December 1, 2009

    @ IZZY
    I agree at everything you said, its not just Def jam who was cocky about the whole situation with Rihanna. Rihanna is also cocky about her self, she thought people were going to feel soory for her, because of the beat down..we did feel soory for her in the beginning. but when she went on 20/20 2 weeks before her album drop, and played the victim card, we called bullsh’t. even people who werent fan of chris brown felt sympathy for him, instead of rihanna. she made a mockery of domestic violence. she made it seems that chris brown used to beat her all the time. people shes NOT a victim.
    both of them were physically abusive towars each other. read rihannas past interviews she admit that she broke a bottle on her brothers head….now does that look like somebody who would just sit there and take a beating..NO

  79. ella December 1, 2009

    UH MARG CHRIS IS DOING A 20/20 INTERVIEW 2 DAYS AFTER HIS ALBUM DROPS… THE HELL IS THAT IF IT ISN’T A PUBLICITY STUNT??? RIHANNA DID HERS SO SHE COULD MOVE ON CHRIS IS DOING IT A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER TO BOOST THOSE SALES, WHAT ELSE DOES HE HAVE TO SAY HE DONE HAD 8 ALREADY!!

  80. marg December 1, 2009

    @ Ella..she didnt do it to move on, she did it to promote her album and get sympathy sells.
    I never said it was wrong for rihanna to go on 20/20 to promote her album..thats what people do when they have a movie or album coming out.. they go on shows to promote themselves.
    now the problem we people have right now is Rihanna wanted people to feel sorry for her. thats why she waited over 9 months to adress the incident with chris brown. she made herself look like a victim, she took no responsibility for her actions too. again both of them were wrong for putting hands on each other……
    chris brown on the other hand was on tv before we knew his album was coming out , to say how sorry he is. it doesnt matter how soory he is, still doesnt justified his actions.
    rihanna told her side of her story, whats wrong with chris doing the same thing?

  81. Ella December 1, 2009

    Chris has done the interview already Marg there is nothing wrong with him doing it, just explain to me why he needs to do the amount he has done, he has put across his point a fair amount of times, why did he wait until the week of his album to do a 20/20 interview about it? All i’m saying is if your justifying rihanna doing it only for publicity do it for chris too becaus bottom line is the boy isn’t doing it to help him move on neither, its the week of his album release and he needs something to launch him into the forefront of people’s eyes and criticism so that they cop that album no other reason… i don’t understand how people have it out for rihanna so bad they criticise her for things people have done or do worse, come on had rihanna done the 20/20 a couple of days after album release y’all would have slayed her! Why does she have to want people to feel sorry for her because she waited, obviously the only time she felt ready to talk about it would be a time she would be comfortable to go public with an album as well, this album is a reflection on how she feels, a statement in her music

  82. stx December 1, 2009

    thank you ella!! people are always saying rihanna did it for sympathy, so why did chris do it? after all, he came out first on Larry King. She only did it once, and I think she did it to get it out the way once and for all, so that most interviewers wouldn’t rehash the issue over and over again. If she wanted to be the victim, she would have came out and do the interview right when the pic of her face swollen and battered hit the net. People would have really be feeling sorry for her then. She was about to release the album, so it made sense to go on a national program put it out there then move on once and for all. Anyway I doubt people buy albums for sympathy. WHo really says, oh she got beat up, let me go buy her album. That sounds so wierd. Who does that? I think people buy albums simply because they want to plain and simple. People are crucifiying rihanna for speaking out, but chris did numerous interviews, but no one is questioning his motives.

  83. YeahYo December 1, 2009

    Thank u Marg n i really agree with izzy..Thats what i am saying..he been doing interviews before his album was coming out..what was she doing..clubbin..partyin..having daily fashion shows on the sidewalk..man gimme a break.. she’s no victim..at least chris was going to counseling, working with charities..and doing work for domestic violence shelters..what did you see her doing..nada yo..im not down with that..”oh feel sorry” for me card..cuz what he did was messed up..but theres always three sides to a story..im not a stan for either party..but when it comes to talent he honestly have her beat..and it be nice people stop comparing her no talent a*** to people with talent..that is so annoying..

  84. marg December 1, 2009

    @ YEAHYO….people are focused on the wrong thing. they saw the pic after rihanna got beat, so automatically she became the victim. it doesnt mather that rihanna has a violent past, no, to them she just sat in the car and took a beating.
    But people like us who has common sence, who DOESNT condone chris brown actions, but see that rihanna had a part in the incident that night, knows the thruth.
    She’s not acting llike a victim, because shes NOT a victim. there are people who are getting their ass beat everyday, broken ribs, all that, these are the victims. so people can sit here all day long and think chris is an abuser, hes not.he made a mistake and hes going to pay for it for the rest of his life.
    and its sad…

  85. marg December 1, 2009

    @ Ella.. again people are not mad at rihanna because she went on 20/20… she has an album to promote so of course people expected her to be on tv.
    but what are calling b******* to is that 2 week before her album drops suddenlly she remembered she’s a victim. after all those months of walking with her buttcheeks out, leaving nothing to the imagination, she couldnt go and visit 1 woman shelter..
    If rihanna had did something to helped abuse women, then went on 20/20, we would give her a pass. she did nothing at all.
    shes playin the victim card, but obviously its not working.
    am not a stan of either rihanna or chris brown.

  86. Anonymous December 1, 2009

    i agree with hihihihihi , i h8 sman n trent… n the others that cant stand em

    sam is a WHACK ASS HATER

    has been, and always will be.
    he needs to get over it

    rihanna seem to be payin his damn bills
    cause thats all he can talk about to get some attention on his lil fruity a** “f**”juice blog

  87. JOSHUA September 7, 2010

    IF RIHANNA IS BROKE? SHE CAN LIVE WITH ME AND I WOULD PAY ALLLLLLLLLLLL HER BILLS!!!

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