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Rihanna Defends Use of C-Word, Claims It's Common in Barbados

October 04, 2011 07:37:30 GMT

'That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans,' says the 'We Found Love' singer before making a comparison to the using of the n-word by African-Americans.


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Being raised in Barbados apparently left Rihanna clueless about the offensive nature of the word "c**t". Addressing her use of the foul word in the November issue of British Vogue, the "Only Girl (In the World)" hitmaker defended herself as saying, "That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans."

"You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that's the way we use the c-word," the 23-year-old singer continued to explain. "When I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, 'Hey, c-nt,' until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never know."

In the interview, Riri also said that being a role model was never part of her plan. "See, people - especially white people - they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead," she complained. "The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That's it."

Speaking of her raunchy stage persona, Riri insisted, "That's not me." The singer, who recently angered a farmer for getting topless while shooting a music video for "We Found Love" in his land, further pointed out, "That's a part I play. You know, like it's a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with."

In another news, a waxwork figure of Riri was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London on Monday, October 3. The doppelganger, which took four months to complete, donned a floor-length black dress with waist-high slit that the singer wore during her performance on the finale of U.K.'s "The X Factor" in 2010.

"We are sure [Rihanna] will hit the right note with our guests as demand for her figure has been huge since her appearance on 'The X Factor' 2010," said the museum's PR Manager Liz Edwards. "Rihanna is one of the biggest music stars of the moment and is a perfect addition to the 'diva dream team' of female artists we have here at the attraction."



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posted by joann on Oct 04, 2011
She doesn't just spout nonsense-according to those who should know she's just a liar! Her voice in concerts is mediocre-she needs to stay in the studio, sing when told to and just and shut up the rest of the time.
posted by Bajan to De Bone on Oct 04, 2011
Sometimes I wish this girl would sing and not give interviews as she talks so much nonsense. I live in Barbados and don't ever use the C word. Why don't she just leave Barbados alone and stay where she is. She is a bad influence on young people and an embarrassment to Barbados
posted by Truth Finder on Oct 04, 2011
I live in Barbados and find that if anything, people are more offended by the word than in 1st World countries. Not sure about Rihanna. The word here is that when she came for the concert a few weeks ago, she spat at a BA flight attendant when he refused to carry her bag, then trashed the Sands, the upmarket place where she was staying. Maybe no class.

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