Ri­hanna: ‘I’ll take On any­one!’

Has Ri proved she can bring any brand to their knees?

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Mu­sic, fash­ion, beauty, film – if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Ri­hanna, it’s that she’s great at ev­ery­thing, but you def­i­nitely shouldn’t mess with her. It’s a les­son that Snapchat learnt the hard way, when the singer con­demned their ad, which ref­er­enced the in­ci­dent in 2009 that saw her ex, Chris Brown, charged with as­sault. ‘I’d love to call it ig­no­rance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!’ she posted. It’s re­port­edly con­trib­uted to knock­ing ap­prox­i­mately £500m off the comapny’s stock mar­ket value.

With pub­lic re­ac­tion boost­ing her con­fi­dence, Ri-ri, 30, is now said to be on a mis­sion to call out any­one who goes against her.

‘Ri­hanna is crush­ing it right now, and her suc­cess has given her a real sense of fo­cus,’ says an in­sider close to the singer. ‘Years ago, she would have thought twice about speak­ing out, but she has so many peo­ple look­ing up to her now and she doesn’t want to let them down.’

Ri-ri’s spent a lot of the past year fo­cus­ing on her Clara Lionel Foun­da­tion, and that’s also helped her to find her voice. ‘She feels a re­spon­si­bil­ity to help those who are less em­pow­ered than her,’ we’re told. It’s def­i­nitely a dif­fer­ent Ri­hanna to the girl who ad­mit­ted, ‘Re­ally, I am quite shy,’ in 2015.

‘She’s more in­de­pen­dent and strong-willed than she’s ever been,’ adds an­other pal. ‘The Snapchat in­ci­dent isn’t some­thing she could ig­nore – Ri-ri doesn’t take any non­sense from any­one. She only wants gen­uine peo­ple around her – that goes for her per­sonal and her pro­fes­sional life.’

It ap­plies specif­i­cally to her man, Has­san Jameel. The pair have been to­gether for nearly a year, and he’s said to be ‘a great source of strength’. ‘He loves her take-charge at­ti­tude and urges her to speak out. It’s a more adult re­la­tion­ship than any she’s had be­fore,’ says the friend.

And any­one else look­ing to take on Ri-ri needs to watch out.

‘Ri­hanna has the sup­port of all her pow­er­ful friends,’ says the in­sider. ‘She’s the last per­son you’d want to cross. She has so much in­flu­ence, and she won’t hes­i­tate to use it.’

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