Rihanna is an award-winning singer and has been a fashion icon for a few years now. She’s pretty outspoken, even when it comes to personal things, and has been known to get into an online feud or two with a celebrity. There’s also that extremely unfortunate incident that occurred between her and Chris Brown a few years ago. Rihanna sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey to talk about it, and even tried to rekindle her romance with Brown. Since then, Rihanna has allegedly dated rapper Drake (which may have been her way of making Chris Brown jealous) and Leonardo DiCaprio.
For the most part, it seems like Rihanna is a pretty open book. After all, if you’re comfortable wearing a see-through dress to the Met Gala, chances are you don’t really have too much to hide. However, like most people, Rihanna has some secrets that she probably doesn’t want the public to know about. Not all of these “secrets” are extremely scandalous, but when you’re a celebrity, the media can take virtually any detail about you and turn it into something positive—or negative. Here are 12 things Rihanna probably doesn’t want her fans to know.
Rihanna witnessed an exorcism at a friend’s house in Barbados when she was a little girl. She states that “it’s funny now,” but at the time she was extremely frightened. Apparently, part of this experience has stayed with her, because she won’t visit Chateau Marmont due to her fear of ghosts. Rihanna insists that you can feel that the place is haunted and says that the hotel is “borrowed space.” She’s not the only famous person who feels that way, since a number of celebrities have confirmed supernatural sightings, and comedian John Belushi died of an overdose at Chateau Marmont. Hey, we’ve all got things that creep us out, and Rihanna is no different.
2. She Was Supposed To Be Katy Perry’s Maid of Honor
You may have seen the plethora of entertainment reports stating that Rihanna and Katy Perry were besties. Perry even asked Rihanna to be the maid of honor at her 2010 wedding to Russell Brand. However, Rihanna wasn’t able to make it to the wedding (which was in India), because she had to re-record some tracks for her Loud album. When Rihanna didn’t show up to the nuptials, the media tried to make it appear as though Katy Perry and Rihanna were in a feud. Perhaps they were (missing a wedding is a pretty big deal), but there’s a good chance Rihanna doesn’t want you to know what really happened. She may be open about her own life, but she’s pretty protective when it comes to her friends.
3. She Got a Marijuana Bouquet for Valentine’s Day
In 2013, Rihanna received a pretty unconventional Valentine’s Day present—a bouquet of marijuana. Obviously, the gift was from someone who knows the singer and fashionista pretty well. Sources are pretty sure the bouquet was a present from Chris Brown, since the two were together that Valentine’s Day, and it had long been reported that the two R&B stars enjoyed getting high together. While Rihanna has admitted that she has an affinity for marijuana, and has even posted a few Instagram pics of her “enjoying herself,” she probably doesn’t want you to know that she got a whole bouquet of the herb.
4. She Had Severe Headaches As a Kid
When she was younger, Rihanna had serious headaches, almost on a daily basis. She says that she didn’t tell anyone how she was feeling, and would go to school and pretend that everything was fine. Chronic headaches can be a sign of nerve damage, but they can also come as a result of stress. When children experience headaches this often, it could be because they are upset about something going on at home. Unfortunately, Rihanna had a lot to be concerned about when it came to her family. Her father was abusive towards her mother, and her parents ended up divorcing when she was 14.
5. She’s Seen Her Father Struggle
This is a memory no child would ever want. When Rihanna was younger, she walked in on her dad smoking crack in their home in Barbados. Rihanna’s dad struggled with substance abuse for much of her childhood. The singer has stated that her relationship with her father has been up and down for most of her life. Rihanna stated during her interview with Oprah that she loves her father and is trying to understand him. She also admitted that her relationship choices (i.e. choosing men with addiction and violence issues) was largely due to her father’s behavior and what was deemed “normal” in their home.
6. She’s Pretty Much Addicted to Junk Food
It must take lots of expensive products and countless hours of working out to keep Rihanna looking her best. While you haven’t actually seen her endorsing any health foods or exercise programs, she probably doesn’t want you to know that she loves junk food. It has been reported that Rihanna’s tour rider is filled with requests for junk food. One of her favorites is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. We know what you’re thinking. Junk food is especially appealing to people who have the munchies. Junk food is also comfort food to some people, and since things haven’t been going so well in the relationship department for Rihanna, perhaps she ‘s content with getting a pint of ice cream or a bag of potato chips to keep her company—for now.