Alphanista Hall Of Fame: Rihanna?

By Guest Blogger Mila

Rihanna can sing.

She’s one of those young stars (only 22) whom I am so jealous of. She has achieved so much at such a young age and totally deserves to be in the Alphanista Hall of Fame. Always dressed in the coolest outfits, she characterizes her style as dangerous and risky, refusing to be “safe”.

Not only is Rihanna beautiful and talented, she has also built a brand. Born as Robyn Fenty in Barbados, she started singing at just 7 years old, and at 15 she formed a girl group with a few classmates. Rihanna then moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 to follow her singing dreams. Since her debut in 2005. Rihanna has released lots of hits and won 3 Grammys.

She is one of the most recognized female artists in the U.S. With her constantly changing style and risqué approach to fashion and music, Rihanna is adored by her fans. She’s even taking acting classes and thinking of doing movies.

On the other hand, Rihanna’s relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown seemed tumultuous. Almost a year ago, they were involved in a case of domestic violence and Chris had to post $50,000 bail. Rihanna ended the relationship but people still criticized her attitude towards the whole ordeal. They said she was too forgiving. “I actually love and care about him,” said the singer. “I want him to do well, have a great career, have a great life and grow up. And just take this as something you had to go through to grow up and learn.”

No one is perfect. Rihanna was asked in an interview if she looks in the mirror and ever says to herself, “Man I’m cute.” She replied, “No. I just pick at the bad things. Like I’ll say man my gut looks big. That’s why there are mirrors.”  Not sure if I agree with her on the purpose of mirrors, but if I were her, I’d look in the mirror and be pretty happy.

Should Rihanna be nominated into the Alphanista Hall of Fame?  Yay or nay?

Mila is in her twenties and lives and works in New York City. She loves writing, running, and good music. If there’s a dance party, she’s there.


  1. Andrew says:

    If only everyone knew how much of the daily life of being a artist is.

    1. preparation & flawless to just even make the talent.

    2. not having to care about any awards and having fun with life.

    3. Being yourself and knowing people will Always criticize another for anything.

    4. Enjoying what you do and showing it through your performance .

    love what you do in life and enjoy it.

    To Rihanna, keep up the great work.

  2. missing_pieces says:

    I get why people say nay on RiRi, she plays the part of the strong, dominatrix bitch but we all know it’s just an act. I think with say 10-15 years of life experience under her belt, well see.

    Nina Simone is a sure bet for AHOF because she was just herself, she lived and did things her damned way, I always loved her and her music is the ish!

  3. Andrea Ortiz says:

    Oh, I thought she was being listed as one because of the other article I read. I was gonna say…! lol. I concur, Tina and Madonna are definitely Alphas. Nina Simone, I would have to do more research.

  4. Maryann says:

    @Andrea I don’t think that anyone would believe Beyonce is an ALPHA, I mean they MAY, but she is not. That is why I haven’t nominated her. I believe she is in a blog on here about submissive or like women who are dominated by men.

    Actually, alphas are rare, even in nature, so to find a woman who is an alpha in today’s popular music biz is unusual…some may argue that Tina Turner and Madonna are. Self invented, complex, dare devil women at ANY age, etc. We know their life stories from the ground up, all the nitty gritty. Can we say that for many female poptart artists today? Who just seem as automatic as candy pumped from a machine? Very manufactured. It requires some more thought…

    Thinking of Nina Simone next to nominate, now that’s an interesting woman…

  5. Andrea Ortiz says:

    Rihanna is amazing at grabbing attention, but so are a lot of people. Attention an Alphanista does NOT make. But, with this being said, why is Beyonce (who is just as vapid, and ignorant to boot), considered an Alpha?

  6. hiphopmuse says:

    I agree with the above comments. While Rhianna is beautiful and fashionable, she’s a beta. She seems to be a media creation, I don’t think she qualifies as an Alphanista.

  7. EbonyLolita says:

    Yeah I LOVE RhiRhi’s FashionShmashion but I must agree w/MaryAnn she has a longggggg way to go. I want to see more of HER, not the image portrayed through stylist and publicist. The voice I can leave or take b/c Madonna/Britney & the like can’t really sing but they can put on one hell of a performance. I think if Rihanna keeps growing and makes better power moves that SHE initiates we can nominate her. Until then I’ll just do a slow whine to Rude Bwoy !PopStyle!

    Love, EbonyLolita 😉

  8. Frantzie says:

    Guess it’s wrong to hold a celebrity to higher standards than a normal human.

    But, I don’t think RiRi deserves the nomination. She has ALOT more growing to do, especially after the way the Chris Brown situation was handled. So no, no Hall of Fame for her.

    She’s pushing this sex button so much. Not sure what gives or if it’s real. She just isn’t quite the Cover Girl to me anymore.

    Still love her voice and yeah her style is OFFICIAL but now I ask…is this transformation really her? I loved SOS and Take A Bow…what happened to that RiRi….now she’s dropping it likes in So Hard…really? Why???

  9. Maryann says:


    I don’t think she can sing. I also don’t like the fact that she is so separated from her family (for being so young) and is surrounded by industry folks. It reaks of fakeness. She doesn’t seem to have a strong, core network. Furthermore, there’s a little vapid, emptiness about her. She doesn’t seem like a person you can be enlightened or encouraged by through words (not just cute shoes). She’s not the person to bring energy to the room, just deplete it.

    I don’t like handing out nominations lightly, and this one I’m still out to lunch on.

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