RI­HANNA

Re­hab

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews -

Def Jam So r’n’b su­per­star Ri­hanna is in re­hab. But pre­cisely what ad­dic­tion is she bat­tling? Acute para­sol de­pen­dence? Chronic aver­sion to stop­ping the mu­sic? Ac­tu­ally, ad­dic­tion here seems to be a metaphor for ro­man­tic love, and re­hab a metaphor for phys­i­cal sep­a­ra­tion. If I fol­low cor­rectly, this makes Keith Richards cupid and Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke the great­est love story ever told . . . No?

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