Will Young: “Rihanna Isn’t A Role Model- GaGa And Adele Are”

Published: Friday 9th Mar 2012 by David

Another day, another Rihanna criticism.

Indeed, just days after Annie Lennox suggested the model wasn’t doing enough to speak out against domestic violence, today saw Brit Pop Royal Will Young weigh in on her and oft polarizing cause.

His comments below….

Speaking to OMG, he explained:

I don’t think Rihanna is a massively great role model for women, her lyrics aren’t empowering. She’s a brilliant pop star and recording artist but her lyrics are not empowering – young girls have to listen to those lyrics.

I saw her kissing a girl in one of her videos [‘S&M’] and I thought who is this for? If you’re going to do it just go the whole way like Madonna did and have sex on a bed.

Image wise Lady Gaga and Adele are more empowering. I’m more interested in women like Annie Lennox or Grace Jones, people who have challenged the female form who have owned it and brought it forward

Women in a patriarchal society should be empowering and owning their bodies, I don’t think Rihanna is. I feel quite strongly about this.

Here’s the thing:

Though Young’s remarks are nothing short of gospel, he- like Jay Z before him- expects too much from Rihanna.

Because, if she barely shows interest in perfecting the very craft she claims to enjoy, what makes him think she’s interested in being anybody’s freedom fighter.

For, as recent events have shown, Fenty is oblivious to the influence she has on her fans and wider Pop culture. This, we’d say- is the reason her writers see nothing wrong with aiming R-rated lyrics at her pre-teen audience. They really don’t care.

On the flip side, it is sexist to label any woman who openly talks about enjoying sex ‘degrading’, but seeing as sex is the only thing Rihanna is interested in talking about these says, we see Will’s point.

So what do you think?

Is Rihanna’s music empowering?

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  1. LaLa March 9, 2012

    I didn’t see ADELE being mentioned above. :/

  2. Jamesson Marshall March 9, 2012

    Apparently Will Young needs some press. Rihanna is selling more records than him.

  3. itchy March 9, 2012

    a man talking about what women think is a role model. ehh? what a pu**y.

  4. kimberly March 9, 2012

    Rihanna is a role modle but a bad one. She encourages young teenagers to be rebellious, provocative and wild. She doesn’t give any young fan of hers hope of a healthy life, releationship or a positive direction in a sucessful career. She doesn’t perfect her craft and she leaves very little for any schoolar to reach for the stars.

    why pressure rihanna, let her live her life she is young but see how she matures with her music. I bet her fan base as they grow and mature they will have change of hearts.

  5. kingbreezy March 9, 2012

    i’m sure that person is White ..when would they learn how to mind their own business ..racism in US is more than everywhere else …everybody’s role model should be his parents god damn it not the celebrity who wants to make her money..if you don’t like it don’t buy it ..simple

  6. LaLa March 9, 2012

    * Thanks for editing your article boo…

  7. pre March 9, 2012

    but doesnt Gaga kiss women in her videos? isnt she naked most of the time in her vidoes?

  8. Those That Cannot Do, Stan March 9, 2012

    …well he’s got a point. Theres just something really immature about Rihanna lately, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying s** or not fulfilling the total expectations of society but it’s the lack of depth that really signs.

    Past s** you see there’s not so much behind her. The growth she had with Rated R the album seems to have faded and she’s just a simple one dimensional pop tart. Shes what the men in rap videos rap about. The woman who cares as much bout her p**** as he does. Straight foolishness.

  9. Yellow Gorillah March 9, 2012

    Ok I see The LESSOR Gurls are trying to come for teh Queen..

    Let’s get one this STRIGHT!! How the f*** you gone say Rihanna ain’t a good role model but Lady Gaga is…………..B**** Lady gaga has admitted to taking COCAINE,,F****** NAKED in everyvideo like don’t be a hypocrite when trying to shade the queen. He only said Lady gaga because he is GAY and lady gaga likes to PRETEND she cares about the gays when only she is taking their money from their pockets.

    ADELE is FAT and ONLY Sings about GETTING DUMPED! She aint a role model for nobody.

    Nobody really ever called rihanna a rle model she is a POP ICON! Nothing more nothing less..AND she does do Charity WORK! If anything rihanna is teaching people to forgive and forget even though The Navy don’t agree with the “FORGET” part. She thinks she is a REBEL and trys waaay to hard to be a “bad b****” she needs to chill but I cant at lessors reaching for the queens european blone wig.

  10. 123456 March 9, 2012

    gaga glorifies gay poising people, bein gnaked in prison, naked on streets etc

    a good role model okaaaaaaa

  11. ROB March 9, 2012

    Lady Gaga isn’t a good role model. She worship satan. Yikes!

  12. gio88 March 9, 2012

    the problem is not speaking on s** …the problem is that rihanna IS s** , let’s be serious she has success not because oof her talent (of the lack of it) , but because she sells S** in music videos and lyrics(and she has the best producers who sends her their best productions!)

  13. ck March 9, 2012

    To be honest there are NO role models in the Industry these days. whatever she does in her private life is her business but what she is portraying to her young audience with her music, videos etc. is just wrong S&M and s*** like that naaaa.. I agree with this will young guy to an extent because Lady gaga is far from a role model i mean which mother would to see her kid behave like Lady gaga or Rihanna.

  14. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 9, 2012

    someone need to define what is meant by “Role model” and no one should look up to a pop star as a role model.

    EVEN adele. she’s smoking !! this is not good image-wise.

    them 3 sucks as role models. ppl need to accept them as only ” pop stars” , they maybe good humans , but not to be looked up to as role model.

    those b****** are smoking , who wants their daughter to smoke ?

    but ADELE is the classiest among them , so …

    will young : your double standards are cute though.

  15. Get A Clue March 9, 2012

    @Kimberly,
    Rihanna is a role model but a bad one. She encourages young teenagers to be rebellious, provocative and wild. She doesn’t give any young fan of hers hope of a healthy life, relationship or a positive direction in a successful career. She doesn’t perfect her craft and she leaves very little for any scholar to reach for the stars.

    Why pressure rihanna, let her live her life she is young but see how she matures with her music. I bet her fan base as they grow and mature they will have change of hearts
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You hit the nail on the head right there.
    Rihanna’s fans are people who cannot even articulate a sentence or an opinion. The most insightful thing they have to say is “Adele is Fat”, “Gaga worships Satan”, “Will Yong is Gay”.
    The only talent Rihanna has is manipulating simple minded people and her stans appear to be the most simple minded fan base that I have ever encountered.

  16. Charlie. March 9, 2012

    on point TGJ – finally

  17. karese March 9, 2012

    Who the hell is this nobody? Ive never even heard of him. And GaGa a role model? Really?

  18. BILL March 9, 2012

    I WANNA BE LIKE MJ NOT ANY OF THEM H***

  19. Grammy dammy sammy March 9, 2012

    I get the comparison btw Gaga n Rihanna. Gaga is just as provocative as Rih if not more, when Gaga does it, she addresses, it’s a deliberate convo starter meanwhile rih just plays wayward for the heck of it, to maintain her “bad ass persona” exterior. Ri referred to heself as a role model in that 20/20 interview but now she’s being cowardly/ irresponsible about it

    Bey said it best, ” every woman is a role model to at least one person or more even if u dont realise it”.

    I know exactly wat she meant by this. Im d eldest of my maternal first libe of cousins. Not to blow my trumpet but when it comes to education, my family always cite me as a positive example to their kids. It pressures me to work even harder but that’s my gain in d longrun. If im a role model within my family unit, u still think Rih is not a role model? She is but @kimberley said it best, she’s a negative role model.

    Her stans should just admit she conquers d charts and thats about it

  20. karese March 9, 2012

    So Rihanna sells s**? So what do GaGa sell? Beyonce, Britney, Katie Perry, Madonna? Every major pop star out there right now is selling s** or have sold s**. So wth do people keep acting like Rihannas the only one who does and like she don’t have any songs that aren’t about s**. We found love, Russian roulette, take a bow, hard, SOS, please don’t stop the music, disturbia, where have you been, pon de replay, man down, and many more. Rihanna have a wide catalog of music that covers many topics. But people chose to focus on the sexual ones and say she’s selling s**.

  21. tyra March 9, 2012

    RIHANNA IS JUST GOING THROUGH SOME ISSUES AT THE MOMENT AND ITS REFLECTING TROUGH HER MUSIC SHE WILL GET OVER IT AND MATURE SOON LET HER LIVE HER LIFE WHATEVER THE CONSEQUENCES ARE FOR HER BEHAVIOUR IT WILL EFFECT HER NOT US LET THE GIRL BREATHE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD ISHH MADONNA BEEN DOING THIS S*** FOR THE LONGEST LADY GAGA AINT NO ROLE MODEL WEREN’T SHE WALKING AROUND WITH BRA AND PANTIES AS AN OUTFIT AND ADMITTED TO SMOKING COCAINE? WHITE PEOPLE KILL ME U STAY CHATTING S*** ABOUT BLACK ARTISTS BUT I NEVER HERE THIS MUCH CRITICISM FOR HER WHITE PEERS RIHANNA IS KNOWN FOR S** AND THATS ALL SHE WILL EVER BE KNOWN FOR ITS TOO LATE FOR HER TO CHANGE CAUSE THAT HER BRAND NOW SO ALL THE WHITE FOLKS NEED TO GET OVER IT

  22. Yc18 March 9, 2012

    Shes not creditable I wish u (Sam) will stop hating and posting s*** said about Rihanna in a negative by uncreditable ppl

  23. nikoyuki March 9, 2012

    I don’t know why nowadays Ppl want artist and socialite to be role models for kids of today. When I was young I looked up to my grandma, and that was like 10,12 years ago. Now my little cousins, brother and sisters look up to whoever is on their ipod or fav shows. The want to be on bad girls club, or jersey shore. When parents realize that they are the role models and not celebrities then maybe we will see a change in a lot of thing.

  24. kimberly March 9, 2012

    @karese, you are goign to compare rihnana’s career (selling s**) with these other pop stars? go to youtube and watch rihanna videos and performances. go and listen to her songs and come back to this post. she does nothing but that. she doesn’t sing well. she doesn’t dance well. she doesn’t perform well. hell no her adlibs are so lame. her videos are just about naked and makeup. for christ sake she can atleast do a dance routine. you wanna compare these other pop stars. go look it up again. How many of rihanna videos must you watch to know the size of her panty crotch? How is she going to play it out when she is looked at as a mature adult?
    You stans can call me a hater but don’t forget I was a stan of rihanna who use to defend her to her grave and have my family going crazy and always in an aguement I just couldn’t win again. I saw everything before me. It was played out and it was just because I brushed it aside. As a young woman I follow people who are positve and inspire me to atleast wake up in the morning to have a productive day and push me to get a promotion and be the best at what I do. Not to retaliate and everything negative or wear whatever I want and put my midlle finger up just because I am not pleased with something. These actions get thrown out the window as you maturity.

  25. kimberly March 9, 2012

    In addition Rihanna went on her last show and said that her being sexual is a cultrural thing in barbados. lies lies lies, I have partake in carnival. crop over in barbados and similar festival in St lucia not far from barbados and decent women don’t dance that way. Vulgar women act crazy on the streets. women with no morals and value wear thongs on the streets. Men don’t take women like that serious. My friends and I were in the same band and never ever raise our leg so high for a stranger,never bend so low in a s** position with a man behind. The costume I wore with stockings and our dancing never looked vulgar. This is a bad representation of her bajan culture and she sure made alot of her people upset about it.

    She is wild and nasty. She wants to follow the route of madonna, good luck

  26. Mel March 9, 2012

    I LOVE ADELE but doesn’t she smoke? and cuss?
    Lady Gaga kisses women and wear NEXT to NOTHING? Didn’t she do drugs before she became mainstream?

    Rihanna IS NOT a role model BUT she shouldn’t have to be. You can’t rely on a celebrity to help raise your kids. PLUS NO ONE knows how rihanna is on a day to day bases because the MEDIA displays only what they want you to see.

    Adele and rihanna is the same age, rihanna has to grow as an artist and as a woman. Adele is mature she’s on another level BUT that doesn’t make her better than anyone else.

    Lady Gaga is what going on 26 she’s young still but mature.
    I seriously WISH people would stop comparing other celebrities together, its irrelevant.

  27. Beck March 9, 2012

    I’m sorry how in the hell is Adele a good role model? She’s written two albums about 2 broken relationships….that’s it….how is that empowering to women? & as far as image, Adele has said plenty of times that she eats whatever she wants and doesn’t exercise and she doesn’t have any desire to change, and now even more people are justifying being unhealthy and fat. Wtf. Since when is being unhealthy a good thing? Adele is just being honest about herself so I don’t fault her at all but to attack Rihanna for being honest about her sexuality while using Adele as an example for proper role models is absolutely ridiculous. Lady Gaga is also being honest with herself and her experience; I don’t think its fair to call one thing better than the other & honestly, Lady Gaga & Adele might be what he considers good role models for women (smh), but their music is repetitive in content and/or sound. This guy needs to think a little more outside of his perspective before he starts feeling “strongly” about something. Oh & this is coming from someone his isn’t a Rih fan at all.

  28. roberta March 9, 2012

    rhianna is basically selling s**, and while i like some of her songs, its not very deep music. shes not a political artist, and because shes getting so much exposure people definetly expect too much of her, but that is what is wrong with who we are giving our attention too, shes not a polictician but she holds responsibility because people are listening to her now, so i think she needs to use that for good and not the vacous consesnsus shes coming out with.

  29. Deezy March 9, 2012

    Lady Gaga as a role model is no better than Rihanna. Thats like saying I would prefer my kids being addicted to crack instead of heroine. All the Rihanna hate is getting ridiculous now .

  30. Popeater March 9, 2012

    Isn’t Rhianna like 24? She’s a grown ass woman!!! I’m sure her teenage audience have grown with her. I’m not a fan, i think some of her songs are cool, but she doesn’t have to be a role model if she doesn’t want it. Music is about entertainment, some choose to be role models, some don’t. Every artist has to find out what works for them and what they are comfortable with.

    Where was the outcry with skanks like Britney and Christina Aguilera? Hell or even Nicki Minaj? Are they considered role models? Why does Rhianna have to be the role model? I understand she suffered from dosmetic abuse, but you can’t make someone be the spokesperson for it. That’s a personal choice. People find therapy in different ways, maybe her therapy is to not live in the past, and move on from it.

  31. Rihanna Navy March 9, 2012

    Clearly, he is attention sloring for American fame. Rihanna is not a role model but no artist should be considered one even though kids will look up to them. Lady Gaga is the worst representation for any cause. She is a devil worshipping, tranvesdike, wierdo and he really said she is a role model..White people are sick…yuck

  32. SWEETA THAN A RICE CAKE March 9, 2012

    When I hear and see Rhianna I am Reminded of Grace Jones. What’s that difference between suck my Cockiness & Pull up to my bumper?

  33. EvilBlogger March 9, 2012

    hey im up for slammin rihanna just as the next blog. BUT i have to disagree rihanna teaches young woman to embrass your sexuality, meaning not to be a h**,smut but to know your body and yourself, to know what you want sexually. rihanna image tells people to take charge, be yourself no matter what. i respect that about her. i love the i dont give a s*** attitude. her vocals is another thing lOl…
    ill choose rihanna before gaga though really…shes a role model and rihannas not…lmfao

  34. Ain’t Playing Witchu March 9, 2012

    Rihanna wants to be a role model when it will be good for her career: 20/20 interview.

    And doesn’t want to be one when people call her on her b*******: only being able to grind on stage.

    When Riri makes up her mind on what she wants to be cool, till then she’s dizzy.

    She needs to learn to sing, to dance, to perform, to do something other than practice masturbating on stage or pretending she can play those drums. Sound like a damn 3 year old with his Momma’s pot.

  35. Bey Fan March 9, 2012

    rihanna is no role model. But she’s not doing anything different than most other artist.

    But I do remember her 20/20 interview, and you cant say how you know little girls look up to you, and then turn around and say the s*** she says on twitter. I mean how do you figure you’re more of a role model at 20 than at 23???

    But rihanna has the right to live her life as she pleases. And anyone who looks up to Rihanna as a role model needs to be shot…

    Young, single, s***, making money, breaking records……. thats Rihanna….

  36. Bey Fan March 9, 2012

    SWEETA THAN A RICE CAKE
    March 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    When I hear and see Rhianna I am Reminded of Grace Jones. What’s that difference between suck my Cockiness & Pull up to my bumper?
    _______________________________________________________

    Pull Up To My Bumper is by Patra ….. not Grace Jones.

  37. SWEETA THAN A RICE CAKE March 9, 2012

    @BEY FaN..

    HAHAAH Ummmm no Honey Pull up to my Bumper is an Old Grace Jones .Look it up sweety

  38. SWEETA THAN A RICE CAKE March 9, 2012

    @BEY FAN

    Now where’s my $10

  39. Lax March 9, 2012

    @Will Young,,,Hey there tell you what less just say that while
    i respect your comments and everything but why don’t you
    stick your thoughts up those asses that you and all of the other
    a/h think is a better role model than rihanna and spread your
    lunch because you are just the cazillion person to try and come
    for Rihanna or you pissy because Rihanna now have reached
    53.3 million likes on Face Book and she is still ahead of Gaga
    Coke head ass? And no dissrespect to adele but she smokes
    like a freight Train and she flips people out while on stage at
    award show, just saying.

    And Rihanna Music like for instance “We Found Love” #1 for 14
    Weeks put that up yo ass and puff it. Rihanna the only artist who
    have got a #1 for 6 consecutive years in a row and the last time
    that was done was when ELVIS did it back in the 50’s and not to
    mention her other many FIRST TIMES TO DO A S*** LOAD of
    ‘different things.
    RIHANNA Will never let them hang ROLKE MODEL AROUND HER
    NECK AND SHE HAS SAID AS SUCH. Hang that role model around
    TINA TURNERS NECK, If you need a black token and then their are
    many more who should have had the title waaaaaaaay before Rihanna
    came on the Music scene, you dam fool. You mentioned GAGA Because
    even though ADELE HAS MADE HASH AND MOPPEN AND SHINED THE
    FLOORS WITH ALL OF THE ARTISTS ASSES YOU JUST HAVE TO PICK
    ON RIHANNA BECAUSE YO WHITE TRASH ASS IS JUST LIKE MANY OF
    ‘THE NAPPY HEADED H*** WHO GIVES RIHANNA A RUN FOR HER MONEY
    FROM DAY TO DAY AND THEIR ASSES CAN’T STOP OR SLOW RIHANNA DOWN AND NEITHER WILL YO BULL S*** WANTING TO MAKE SOME NEWS SEEKING ASS……

  40. CALL ME HATERRRRRRRRRRRR IM BACK March 9, 2012

    RIHANNA IS ALREADY A SORRY EXCUSE OF AN ARTIST AND THEY ARE RIGHT SHE ACTS LIKE A S*** AND DEGRADES WOMEN ESPECIALLY BLACK WOMEN AND DONT THINK TWICe and their dumb enough to follow suit

  41. Just Me March 9, 2012

    Lady GaGa nor Adele are role models. GaGa is a drug addict and Adele is just depressing so his comments hold no substance.

  42. Dunkfan March 9, 2012

    It has nothing to do with smoking or selling s**, Rhianna doesn’t have a message in her music, so her fans glorify her fashion and her lifestyle.

  43. grammy dammy sammy March 9, 2012

    for Rihanna or you pissy because Rihanna now have reached
    53.3 million likes on Face Book and she is still ahead of Gaga
    Coke head ass? And no dissrespect to adele but she smokes
    like a freight Train and she flips people out while on stage at
    award show, just saying.

    And Rihanna Music like for instance “We Found Love” #1 for 14
    Weeks put that up yo ass and puff it. Rihanna the only artist who
    have got a #1 for 6 consecutive years in a row and the last time
    that was done was when ELVIS did it back in the 50′s and not to
    mention her other many FIRST TIMES TO DO A S*** LOAD of
    ‘different things.

    ——————————————————————————————————–
    somebody tell me what has any of this got to do with being a role model? i can understand this rant if he called her a failure
    @LAX take your meds love, i can only imagine the tailspin this one sent u into. Newsflash: it’s not always about facebook likes or bbhot 100

  44. JAKE (STILL AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF A 21ST CENTURY “MUSICAL” LEGEND. WHERE IS HE/SHE?) March 9, 2012

    OH WILL PLEASE!!! SHUT THE F*** UP!!!

    WHEREAS I DO RESPECT YOUR OPINIONS – GAGA & ADELE ARE NO MORE OF A ROLE-MODEL THAN KE$HA OR NICKI MINAJ, KATY PERRY OR TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLY CLARKSON & YES…….

    “RIHANNA”!!!!!!!

    WHY IS SO IMPEACHED WITHIN MAINSTREAM CULTURE THAT A BLACK WOMAN “MUST” BE A ROLE RODEL IF THEY ARE TO BECOME FAMOUS???

    WHEREAS I ACKNOWLEDGE THE INCENTIVE THAT AT ONE POINT IN TIME, BLACK WOMEN WERE JUST LOOKED AT AS “IRRESPECTABLE PRODUCTS” OF SOCIETY, ITS ALMOST AS IF THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THANKING AND REPAYING THEIR DUES TO THE WORLD JUST BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN A TIME WHEN “DIVERSITY” AND “CULTURE” AND “NON-SEXISM” IS NO LONGER ALLOWED!!!

    RIHANNA DOESN’T “NEED” TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR NO-ONE! I HAVE NEVER HEARD ADELE SAY THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A ROLE MODEL AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD GAGA SAY THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A ROLE MODEL ) UNLESS YOU COUNT BEING A “ROLE MODEL FOR THE GAY COMMUNITY”) –

    RIHANNA IS 24, SHE HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS SINCE SHE WAS 18 AND HAS LITERALLY SPENT HER ADULTHOOD IN THE PUBLIC EYE – SHE IS STILL YOUNG AND JUST LIKE EVERY YOUNG ADULT AND TEENAGER, THE WAY SHE LEADS HER LIFE IS HER ISSUE! WHAT? JUST BECAUSE SHE’S BLACK AND IS A WOMAN, SHE AUTOMATICALLY HAS TO CONFIDE TO SOCIETAL NORMS AND BE A WALKING STICK ALL OVER AGAIN?

    SHUT THE F*** UP. AGAIN!

    ADELE SMOKES, IS PRACTICALLY OVERWEIGHT AND SWEARS ALL THE TIME ON LIVE TELEVISION. WHERE IS THE SENSE OF BEING A ROLE MODEL THERE?

    GAGA IS NAKED IN ALMOST EVERY VIDEO, STRIPS ON STAGE (SEE: MONSTER BALL), USED TO TAKE COCAINE ETC… JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A “SPOKESPERSON” FOR THE GAYS, AUTOMATICALLY SHE IS A ROLE MODEL…. BUT FOR THE GAYS ONLY!!!

  45. yanieeeee March 9, 2012

    i think rihanna is a great role model, she shows that NO ONE is perfect AND THE BEST WAY TO LIVE LIFE IS TO DO JUST THAT ……..LIVE YOUR LIFE!!! but honestly im sick and tired of everyone crusifing her EVERY CHANCE THEY GET EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT HER CLOTHES UMMMM SHE’S PERFORMING , ITS A COSTUME MEANWHILE GAGA WALKS AROUND NAKED ON THE STREETS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL YEAH OKAY GET OUT OF HERE WITH THAT .BEYONCE HAS BEEN WEARING BODYSUITS SINGE 1998 BUT SOMEHOW THAT BOTHERS NO ONE, SHE DATED /MARRIED A MAN THAT WAS ELEVEN YEARS OLDER BUT ONE SAID ANYTHING YET WHEN RIRI DATE ANYONE EVERYONE HAS SUCH A GIGANTIC OPINION ABOUT WHATEVER SMH WHILE EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT HER HAVE YOU EVER LOOK AT HER CHARITY functions??OR READ HER MAGAZINE ARTICLES OR WATCH HER DOCS.?? YOU SHOULD BEFORE YOU START JUDGING HER YOU JUST MITE LEARN SOMETHING POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING. PLUS THE WAY SHE NEVER LETS MEAN , NASTY PEOPLE GET HER DOWN CAUSE I KNOW FOR A FACT MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT GIVE HER A HARD TIME COULDNT LAST AN HOUT IN HER SHOES!!!!

  46. yanieeeee March 9, 2012

    i think rihanna is a great role model, she shows that NO ONE is perfect AND THE BEST WAY TO LIVE LIFE IS TO DO JUST THAT ……..LIVE YOUR LIFE!!! but honestly im sick and tired of everyone crusifing her EVERY CHANCE THEY GET EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT HER CLOTHES UMMMM SHE’S PERFORMING , ITS A COSTUME MEANWHILE GAGA WALKS AROUND NAKED ON THE STREETS AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL YEAH OKAY GET OUT OF HERE WITH THAT .BEYONCE HAS BEEN WEARING BODYSUITS SINGE 1998 BUT SOMEHOW THAT BOTHERS NO ONE, SHE DATED /MARRIED A MAN THAT WAS ELEVEN YEARS OLDER BUT ONE SAID ANYTHING YET WHEN RIRI DATE ANYONE EVERYONE HAS SUCH A GIGANTIC OPINION ABOUT WHATEVER SMH WHILE EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT HER HAVE YOU EVER LOOK AT HER CHARITY functions??OR READ HER MAGAZINE ARTICLES OR WATCH HER DOCS.?? YOU SHOULD BEFORE YOU START JUDGING HER YOU JUST MITE LEARN SOMETHING POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING. PLUS THE WAY SHE NEVER LETS MEAN , NASTY PEOPLE GET HER DOWN CAUSE I KNOW FOR A FACT MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT GIVE HER A HARD TIME COULDNT LAST AN HOUR IN HER SHOES!!!!

  47. Will March 9, 2012

    Im going to break it down the way I’m seeing this,

    firstly everyone should know the countries we live in are dictated by culture, Pop culture being a major influence, In our pop culture there are these high and powerful people we look up to that inspire us, and influence us. One of those people is Rihanna;

    my opinion when i think of what Rihanna stands for, she stands for great pop music that has progressively become VERY SEXUALISED to the point where the messages are not even toned down as they are in most pop songs, all current images i see are her smoking and i see great fashion, Rihanna has over the years developed herself as a great role model to girls but nowadays i find her th

    Lady Gaga: in my opinion is an amazing role model and you want to know why?
    Because in todays culture you do not find many artist pushing society of fear of judgement, She is fuelled by haters and lovers and where credit is due whether you like her or not she is doing what Rihanna and other pop stars are not! She is trying to shift pop culture; She has been loved by the gays and social outcasted people because of the connection of feeling like a freak, and making a POSITIVE impact on peoples life, and in between she is making a name for herself as a artist like no other,
    as someone mentioned earlier YES Lady Gaga is not mrs perfect BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN HER AND RIHANNA LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE ADVERTISING TO TO THE PUBLIC;
    While Lady Gaga admitted to doing drugs she dosent clearly send out the message,
    And lastly this is where the border is; Rihanna is singing songs completly sexualised and even a ten year old can tell its about s** and now if Rihanna is wearing next to nothing its all contributing to her overly sexualised image

    Lady Gaga makes pop songs whilst about very dark dirty topics are not straight forward messages, Poker Face for example is a song you could interpret differently.
    Therefore if she dresses slightly skimpy (which i believe lady gaga goes for a visual image personally if it that means wearing less) her impact isn’t as bad as Rihannas

    # Lastly i don’t see loads of pics of Gaga puffin smoke like Riri

    CASE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. jawon March 9, 2012

    So he bashes a Black artist and praises a white one! That makes a whole lot of sense…Doesn’t rihanna on twitter and Facebook have more fans than her counterparts…he probably just jealous…I mean I understand them wanting her her to be Hilary Duff but that ain’t gonna happen.

  49. Tbozfan10 March 9, 2012

    Who is will young? What gives his opinion weight?

  50. Tbozfan10 March 9, 2012

    What makes gaga such a great role model? Not dissing her, I just don’t have an opinion on her being a good or bad role model.

    And did this guy mention Chris Brown maybe not being a great role model for young men? If he didn’t then he certainly has a double standard.

  51. grammy dammy sammy March 9, 2012

    @yaniee

    what’s wrong with dating/marrying someone 11 years older?

  52. [email protected] March 9, 2012

    Living a health,respectable and loving life should be our role model for life.

    GOOD DAY 🙂

  53. Aunt Jackie March 9, 2012

    Rihanna made her fortune by acting like she doesn’t care. Commenting on a “fake” personality trait, which is really just a marketing ploy is a waste of time. She’s already crossed the bridge from being “cute” to being “annoying”. People are calling on her to be role model, but what they really mean is that her old marketing strategy is worn out and boring–her ass is getting to old immature to be “cute”.

  54. Dev March 9, 2012

    I kinda agree. It seems that Rihanna’s team got the wrong idea back when she got noticed in the SOS video and people thought she looked great, they then seemed to put image first and music later. I personally think that Rihanna’s music has become less, and less interesting, i think that she peaked at GGGB and since then it seems to be good singles, album fillers and and a few albums that are basically in the same vein.
    Rihanna isn’t as revolutionary as she may think. Yes she can rock a outfit but so can Cassie and a dozen other “singers” Her vocals and progression seems to have taken a back seat to her image.

  55. Bey Fan March 9, 2012

    SWEETA THAN A RICE CAKE
    March 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

    @BEY FAN

    Now where’s my $10
    _______________________________________________________

    LOL..Im sorry. I’ve only heard Patra’s version….LOL. I owe you 10

  56. Sheesh March 9, 2012

    I think Rihanna is a good role model because she is being her self, I don’t condone everything she does. But the point is, she doesn’t care what people have to say about her, and I think everyone should live their life that way. Stop living your life for other people, and live for yourself. If you don’t like her, don’t support her. If you don’t want your kids to look up to her, then do your job as a parent, and stop your kids from listening to her. Stop blaming everything on her. She can do wth she wants to do. Point Blank.

  57. gistre1097 March 9, 2012

    Question is who is dumb enough to look up to this mentally challenged prostitute?
    Oh that’s right her hearing impaired stans who just so happens to be the dumbest stan base there is. Will needs not worry Rihanna’s fans are too stupid to copy anything she does unless she hands them step by step instructions that include big bold letters & pictures.

  58. mobwife March 9, 2012

    Really enough of the Rihanna and Chris Brown hate fest! These are young black ppl who the white establishment continues to use as cannon faddor for their bullsh*t cause! I am more then a little outragged at this crap.

    FAT A$$ ADELE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR WHOM FAT KIDS?

    MR. CACA, THE “FORMER” COKE HEAD CURRENT WEED SMOKER IS A ROLE MODEL? FOR WHOM THE NAKED? THIS FLAT UGLY PALE THING DOES AND SAYS WHATEVER BUT SHE SUPPORTS GAY CUASES SO SHE’S JUST G R E A T? Listen I’m glad she found a group of ppl to exploit, Gays, & Blacks are always the prime targets (see Madonna) to use but stop trying to make either of these chicks world role models when they just make music!

    It is time for ppl to stand up for Rihanna and Chris. I’m not sure what the endgame is with these racist lowlife dogs but I’m growing concerned about the plot they have for the two of them at this point!

  59. mobwife March 9, 2012

    Oh and who the F*CK is will young? And how exactly Did “PULL UP TO MY BUMPER BABY IN YOUR LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE” (by my girl, Grace Jones) inspire young girls? These bastards need to stop acting like Rihanna just invented the s*** song. Where was this freak when Madonna was singing EROTICA, MATERIAL GIRL, etc. She made a career on sexing s**. WTF is this fool talking about? I could list others “LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY” (Diana Summers) etc. stop the BS!

  60. Lax March 9, 2012

    @GRAMMM DUMMY SCREW YOU!

    @mobwife cosign!

  61. Nic March 9, 2012

    People gonna talk ’bout u til the day u die! Even though I don’t agree with everything Rihanna does; fans and celebrities alike need to stop pointing fingers. Will Young has a right to his opinion but he needs to focus on himself and his lacking music career before he focuses on anyone else. He of all people should understand receiving constant criticism as a gay male in the music industry. As for Sam this constant d*** riding of Rihanna is getting old; but one day you shall surely learn the hard way

  62. Troybenz March 10, 2012

    Im a rihanna fan and i dont agree with this i thought most of the people say lady gaga wasnt a good role model but now the wanna come at rihanna WHO IS WILL YOUNG AGAIN ?

    at least Rihanna has been relevant for years now and has many music hits she has been a good role model cos she,s a beast she doesnt teach young girls to be rebellicious i think that the thing that we need to know about rihanna is that she always will come with s*** music video and thats ok cos kids love to see it now a days how in the hell do you love lady gaga more then rihanna i dont hate gaga infect i love her to death but lady gaga is worse then rihanna i dont think that will payed attention to the tv

  63. ThatBoyLuke March 10, 2012

    He doesn’t actually say that he’s EXPECTING anything from her, He just says that she’s good for what she is “a pop star” but isn’t a good role model which she definitely isn’t.

    LOL at all these “who the f*** is will young?!” “He’s white he should stfu” commets… Some people are so f****** ignorant and i don’t mean Will Young. Firstly America isn’t the only country in the world so whhy don’t you sit the f*** down?! Will young has been in the industry for MANY years, can sing, act, write and has released 5 studio albums (6 in total) and THREE have Gone no1 and most of them multi platinum he has the right to speak on anything he wants. If you bothered to look outside America there are artists all over the world selling records, people in Japan who sell more than Rihanna does worldwide just in Asia and Rihanna isn’t even American either.
    PLUSS if you wanna talk about racism Will has worked with tons of black artists like James Brown etc while Rihanna is sat on her laptop racially abusing all the “rice cakes” out there and calling her fans ugly or c****.

    As for Gaga and Adele, I don’t think Gaga is a role model when it comes to her being naked just as much as Rihanna and fame whoring but she’s always respectul to her fans and does a lot for charity and Adele may smoke and say the od swear word but she’s tallented and has got where she is from tallent alone not selling s**.

  64. Greg March 10, 2012

    lmfao
    point blank
    none of them b****** is role models !

  65. glum March 16, 2012

    To everyone slamming Will Young:

    Yes, he’s a man and he’s right about what he said. When your kids are off singing “suck my cockiness” or “come here rudeboy, can you get it up?” Does it make you feel pleased? -_-

  66. Ghetto trash March 18, 2012

    Laughing!! yA’LL obviously didnt finish school, ya’ll undastand the concept comprehension??
    See, this was a simple question posed abt a singer.
    Where was race mentioned in the article??

    “FAT A$$ ADELE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR WHOM FAT KIDS?”

    MR. CACA, THE “FORMER” COKE HEAD CURRENT WEED SMOKER IS A ROLE MODEL? FOR WHOM THE NAKED? THIS FLAT UGLY PALE THING DOES AND SAYS WHATEVER BUT SHE SUPPORTS GAY CUASES SO SHE’S JUST G R E A T? Listen I’m glad she found a group of ppl to exploit, Gays, & Blacks are always the prime targets (see Madonna) to use but stop trying to make either of these chicks world role models when they just make music!

    It is time for ppl to stand up for Rihanna and Chris. I’m not sure what the endgame is with these racist lowlife dogs but I’m growing concerned about the plot they have for the two of them at this point!”
    “ADELE HAS MADE HASH AND MOPPEN AND SHINED THE
    FLOORS WITH ALL OF THE ARTISTS ASSES YOU JUST HAVE TO PICK
    ON RIHANNA BECAUSE YO WHITE TRASH ASS IS JUST LIKE MANY OF
    ‘THE NAPPY HEADED H*** WHO GIVES RIHANNA A RUN FOR HER MONEY”

    Ya….Seems the raceest ones are all you’se black negroids. ya’ll got your panties up in a rtwist becauze you all forget 1 important fact.
    Ya’ll can have 100 Million, 100 Billion but if you didn’t write the music, cannot sing without off stage singers & Auto-Tune, ya’ll destined for a short career!

    Rihanna is an entertainer, given songs to sing, to sell da music to the ghetto rats. The music all about s**, S&M,..and, um, nothing much else!!

    What a terrible message! Ya..Young girls, teenagers listening to a ho singing about getting it on & spreading her legs before she even gets HS dimploma!!!

    No wonder so many single women on welfare living in roach infested apts!
    And they listen to this pot head crack addicted ho???

    Ya’ll can say what U want about Adele, she grew up in the projects, poor as you folk but the difference is she realized if she didn’t get serious and focus all her efforts into working to perfect her talent, she wuz gonna wind up like them other ghetto folk – pregnant on welfare with kids, no daddys for money.

    Where is race mentioned anywhere in the article. Nowhere. Yet it was brought up in nearly every comment! So vicious!! You people are the racist resentful stupid people. Music is all about flavors. No one genre belongs to da blacvk or white folk. Its universal.
    Ya’ll wanna keep thinking like U are, you in for big down when all youse got is that race card and no where to use it but the welfare line.

    And thats if them crackas running fo office get in, bye bye welfare!! You all a gonna have to get REAL jobs; paying ones, to feed them babies!! No more milking it from da working folk!!!

    Gimme a blue eyed soul woman that doest do drugs drink or smoke annymore; shes what ma kids gonna be listening to.
    Not some fake barbazon crack ho smokin reefer & telling ma kids all about s** at 13. Nope.
    Ma kids be staying in school. Get a diploma. Get a real job. Get married. THEN she supposed to have kids. When she’s LEGALLY an adult!
    You stupid ghetto rats be poisoned with this crack mamma’s fake singing & s** filled songs & the black man all be cheering- not for her career, not outta respect but because she gyrates her meat locker & booty on stage.
    Nothing more.
    You all dont see that? Aint your mommas raised U better??
    U think Herman Cain would let his kids listen to that trash before they be legal? NO. Absolutely not.
    Thats why his kids, my kids are banned from Rihanna et al the trash afrodope singers. All poison to you brains, children.
    You don’t need no role models other than your teachers. Bosses. President. Real people who made it.
    But for your sake, get off & stop being so stupidly bitter & vicious like pack animals with rabies about race.
    That race card aint get you anywhere but down. Get by with brains, respect, restraint.
    Aint no Rihanna ever had to do her career by herself. Aint no role model. Aint no singer eithrt. she’s a fake, a put on, to get yo money.
    Aint even worth it if that junk were free.
    Ya’ll need to go bak to school. Learn, pay attention to real world. Aint no s** 24/7 & words dat stupid tramp says. Too much weed & crack get yo thinking like that. Nothing more.
    Forget Lady Gagme; another fake who aint got no talent of her own. And them gays are just as bitter and angry as you all sound. Resentful.
    Over what?
    A blue eyed soul singer?? Adele gotta monsta voice & talent, and is da Queen Bomb! But not your take- be ladies and move on. No need for writing nasty words like ya’ll in the ghetto. Ya’ll acts like ghetto rats, ya’ll treated like ghetto rats. Aint no rat get any respect from anyone.
    Get me?

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