Declaration of Independence

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In her attempt to rebel against the “trendy” pop-star look and feel, Rihanna decided to rock that signature “edgy pixie” cut. In her words:

“‘I felt like the whole world had long, curly, flowy blonde hair. Ciara, Beyonce, Mariah, Christina Milian. Everybody wanted to be like everybody else. So I cut my hair and they (Def Jam) made me put my long hair back in (as extensions).

‘The second time, I didn’t have any discussions, nothing. I just cut it, I dyed it black, I went into the studio making music my way. I found myself all at once. I like things strong, edgy, a little to the left. I don’t like things that are expected – nothing cliched.'”

Awww – look at Rih Rih trying to be little miss originality. Well, we must admit her new look is far more fetching than the old. Now if we can only get her to step up her sound…

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  • guilty pleasure

    * Yawn *

  • Ja

    This was marketing 101.

    And you don’t make music your way, and list 50+ album contributors in your CD booklet.

  • I'm Just Me

    I like the new style much better. So good for her.

  • JTB

    Shut up!!!..she really think she somebody.

  • soulwoman

    Ummm, Rhianna needs to watch her mouth. How does she know those other females were trying to be like others? Now, when somebody say she is trying to be like Beyonce she get offended…So why would she say that about others. She was blending in with the rest too. Who is Mariah trying to be like? She has been around, doing the same thing, way longer than any of those mentioned. She act like she was the first to cut her hair off. Please. Nothing about her style is original. She wears cute stuff(due to her stylist) – but far from original.

    Rhianna, you can fool some people but not everybody is buying into your story of control. She is nothing more than a puppet, and is being told what to do and who to be.

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    Why is there a picture of a HOOKER?

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    …o ma bad

  • justsaying

    RHIANNA IS KILLING THE FASHION SCENE, THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT, AND I THINK SHE MEANT THAT SHE DIDN’T BUDGE AT THE PRESSURE, I AM GLAD SHE DIDN’T THAT WHY I LOVE ME SOME KEYSHIA AND FANTASIA AND MARY AND ALL THE REAL FOLKS DOING OUT THEIR THEY ALL HAVE MY RESPECT!

  • Southern Belle 225

    Good for her that she didn’t go for the Beyonce clone look! That look is getting so played and tired. Other women in the industry need to take note. Be original or at least switch it up!

  • Southern Belle 225

    @soulwoman..no, her style is not original but it sure is refreshing. I don’t think they are all trying to be like each other but they all have that same long blond/brown weave thing going and it gets really old. Maybe if they changed it up some (just the hair), they would stand out more and maybe be recognized a tad bit more (excluding Mariah, you were right about her, she’s been around for a while so she has to copy/clone no one)

  • soulwoman

    Again, there is nothing original about Rhianna’s look. She is no way in the same class as Fantasia, Keyshia or Mary. They are real, yes. Rhianna is on strings. She is being told what to do and say. Take away her stylist, producers and writers and that’s she how “real” she is. She would be lost. She was not the first, second, or third chick in the industry to rock short hair. Fantasia’s hair was short, Kelis hair was short, Tichina Arnold, Eva, Nia long…I can go on and on of those that had short hair in the last 5 yrs.

  • Southern Belle 225

    Oh, and I loves me some Ri Ri! She’s killing it everytime I see her.

  • creolediva

    stevie wonder can see that her team came up with that look…but whatever helps u sleep at nite…

  • Kittylicious aka Melaine

    LOL, is it just me or does she remind anyone of Big Bird from Sesame Street in this picture.

  • Tha gurl......

    Awww…look at Rhirhi trying to make us think she came up with all this. Im sorry but this whole image was made for her. DefJam made her cut her hair because she was getting comparerd way to much with Beyonce so they needed something different. This is just one of these things Def Jam told her to say.

    No1 in the industry does what they want not even the biggest artist. She wasn’t making music her own way Def Jam payed for them producers and big too. As far as her style goes, she has a stylist and stylist are paid to make her look good, she ain’t doing nothing on her own.

    Her new album is due this year and i’m kind of sure a new image is going to come along with it.

    Sorry to all the Rihanna stans i misht of offended just saying what i think.

  • Southern Belle 225

    @soulwoman May 23, 2008 – 3:30 pm

    I totally agree but we have to admit that Rihanna stands out from the other short haired women that you named. I think the other girls are way more talented but you know now a days talent doesn’t mean too much. So based on looks and fashion, she’s killing it. But the other ladies are doing their thing as well. But you know, if looking good is your only real talent, then that’s what they are going to focus on. I do get your point though.

  • soulwoman

    The only one that is struggling in music is Christina Milan. The rest have their own fanbase so they are already being recognized. Beyonce doesn’t need to be recognized anymore than she already is, Mariah is established, and Ciara is successful in her own right. Rhianna mentioned Ciara – Ciara dyed her hair black before when she was still blonde. So I guess she (Rhianna) was trying to look like her. I’ve heard comments about Rhianna biting Kelis, FeFe Dobson (sp?) and other artists style. Why didn’t she address that instead of throwing darts at other artists?

    I like Rhianna’s style, too, but she is giving herself WAY too much credit.

  • k.k

    hahaha @ da 1st comment..but yea um she made a point every1 is sooo cliche in hollyweird,being different rox!!!

  • soulwoman

    Southern Belle 225(Check me out!)

    @soulwoman May 23, 2008 – 3:30 pm

    I totally agree but we have to admit that Rihanna stands out from the other short haired women that you named. I think the other girls are way more talented but you know now a days talent doesn’t mean too much. So based on looks and fashion, she’s killing it. But the other ladies are doing their thing as well. But you know, if looking good is your only real talent, then that’s what they are going to focus on. I do get your point though.

    ===================================================

    Yeah, I get it. She is the most marketable out of the “short hair” bunch, lol.

  • jelly

    O my with the haters…. she’s hott, I totally got a similar hair cut and rocking it…

  • pm

    she better shut up and drive

  • And...

    Nobody ever cuts their hair…they just take their weave out.

    Still, it’s nice to see someone with short hair for a change.

    Her bob was tracked to death.

  • NahGurl

    De Jam just gave her Fefe Dobson’s haircut and sound, created a faux romance ala Ciara and Bow Wow, found her a hot stylist like Kelis and sold their new mannequin as a new package. She’s a marketing puppet and unfortunately she believes her own hype.

  • pm

    half of the chicks she named can sing and dance her ass back to the islands

  • VTORIRI

    Now I wonder who told her too say that? The Baddest Copying Chick in the Game needs to slow her role. Maybe she should be like them it might make her sound better. Rihanna has really gotten the big head with this name dropping.

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