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05.12.14 Sophie Weiner

Yesterday, Venus X — the DJ and founder of the underground dance parties GHE20GOTHIK — announced via an angry Twitter screed that she would be quitting music and ending GHE20GOTHIK. Her reasons are all to do with her perception that the pop star Rihanna has been jacking her style intentionally and misrepresenting Venus’ subculture to the […]

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04.07.13 Marina Galperina

You’re up early-ish. Here’s your reward. Prolific French artist and video designer Michaël Borras aka Systaime just made this datamosh and 8-bit cover of our favorite “net-artist” Rihanna’s “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko. (Datamosh is cool, datamosh is grea-a-at.) Seriously hypnotizing, thanks for making this. Why did he make this? For the fun. ;) Here’s Systaime’s Rhianna with just datamosh: Here’s […]

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11.14.12 Marina Galperina

“I look at me and see art,” Rihanna just told GQ. “If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.” Well, some web artists looked at her SNL performance saw bountiful rippage and got angry. We thought the whole #seapunkgate was healthy and cleansing. But, if you’re still peeved, artist […]

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11.12.12 Marina Galperina

PLUR whaaa? Everyone on Tumblr is very upset that Rihanna’s SNL performance of “Diamonds in the Light” appropriated seapunk via green-screen. The fuck is seapunk? It’s that internet-art influenced music and visuals trend from last summer/whatev. It’s very specific. Dolphins. Fractals. Molly Soda. Tropical #vibes. Undulating, low-fi CGI. Green hair. Lots of intra-scene spillover with oily rainbows. Just do […]

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10.01.12 Andy Cush

Before Meaghan Garvey began creating the exquisitely detailed tributes to the heroes of rap that have gained her an enthusiastic internet following, she was an art school student making what she describes as “serious drawings.” “I was in a weird place in life,” she says, “so it was all like, sad animals and occult shit.” […]

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09.12.11 Tabatha McGurr

After a good run with Megan Fox, the folks over at Emporio Armani Jeans & Underwear are finally making way for new campaign girl Rihanna to get the Fall season started off right. Shot by Steven Klein, the vibe remains typically Armani in black & white with RiRi posing with an old car in a […]

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01.23.10 Bucky Turco

On Friday night, Bono, Jay-Z, Rihanna, and The Edge performed live as part of Hope for Haiti, a telethon to help raise money for the island nation. The collaborative track, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour),” is available on iTunes as is the album featuring numerous musical artists, with all proceeds going to a collective of charities. […]

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12.04.09 Cajun Boy

Rihanna was selected for one of those “take off your shoes” searches at LAX recently. Reports the NY Post: It also left the pop star shivering as a female guard patted her down with latex gloves and waved a metal-detecting wand over her body. At one point, Rihanna looked dejected and gripped herself to ward […]

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11.06.09 Cajun Boy

The Rihanna “Chris Brown is a Titanic Piece of Shit” tour rolls on tonight with an appearance on ABC’s 20/20. She says that their infamous fight started when Brown received a text message on his cell phone from a woman not named Rihanna, then he went berserk: “When is it going to stop? When is […]

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11.03.09 Cajun Boy

In an interview set to air Thursday on Good Morning America, Rihanna, whose new album “Rated R” will be released on November 23rd, talked publicly about the Chris Brown incident for the first time, saying “This happened to me. … It can happen to anyone.” |People| […]

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