It’s half way through the year but we can already see 2019 as Rihanna’s year. As a musician she’s obviously been a fave since Pon-de-Replay days, and after her 14-year career she’s become a respected businesswoman.

Since the launch of her Fenty brands, Rihanna’s influence has transcended her music career. She has become a trusted voice in fashion, beauty and philanthropy. 

Thanks to her unapologetic attitude and always daring to show the world her honest self, today we have Rih as a trusted figure we can reference for key life lessons.

And thanks to her unapologetic attitude and always daring to show the world her honest self, today we have Rih as a trusted figure we can reference for key life lessons.

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As a multi-hyphenated international sensation, Rihanna has always drops gems of wisdom in almost every interview she’s given. These are some of the biggest life lessons we’ve learnt from the Fenty founder and CEO.

Positive self-image

Since gaining her 'thicc' status, Rihanna has had a thing or two to say about self-image. She has taken a humourous angles saying the following:

If you can't handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don't deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.
Rihanna, Instagram 2017
You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies.
Rihanna, Vogue 2018

Commenting on race, Rihanna has said the following:

I’m proud to walk into any building as this person. Nothing about me makes me embarrassed about me.
Rihanna, T Magazine 2019
You’re going to be black wherever you go. And I don’t know if it’s unfortunate or fortunate, because I love being black. So, sorry for those who don’t like it
Rihanna, T Magazine 2019

Rihanna on taking personal time

“You need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it. If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing.”
Rihanna, Interview Magazine 2019
I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well.
Rihanna, Interview Magazine 2019

And important life lessons they just don’t teach you at school

When asked by Jeremy O. Harris about if she’s considering taking on more acting roles Rihanna exemplifies one of life most key skills, the importance of knowing when to say no by saying:

Guys, thank you for trusting me, but Angelina Jolie is over there.
Rihanna, T Magazine 2019
In light of her status as the first black woman to o run a major luxury fashion house and her now richest woman artist Forbes title Rihanna was asked about her perception of money.
I’m not being driven by money right now. Money is happening along the way, but I’m working out of what I love to do, what I’m passionate about.
Rihanna, T Magazine 2019

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