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Rihanna, Bewbs, and The Ennui of it All

Bong bong.

Bong bong. NSFW if you see the actual picture. This version is like watching The 700 Club on television.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Usually I love bewb shots. In fact, when I heard that Rihanna’s knockers were gracing the cover of a magazine, I got happy. I mean, it’s Rihanna. It’s bewbs. It’s two of my favorite things in the same place at the same damn time at the same damn time we got Rih and we got bewbs at the same damn time.

And yet, when I saw the picture, I was like…aww. That’s nice. Maybe it’s too artsy (not a bad thing). Maybe it’s because it’s Rihanna and it’s nothing we haven’t seen already. Maybe the idea of Rihanna’s bewbs have leaped the actuality of them. But something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Lest you think I’m just not appreciative, I’m a fan of the T (while equally appreciating the &A). And I love Rihanna’s in this picture. Let’s make sure that’s clear.

I grew up in Germany, a land where you could go to the park on a hot day and see women laid out in the grass sans tops. It was in this time I determined that they were magical. They could solve difficult mathematical equations and tie my shoes. No matter how big or small they could crip walk and teach the world to sing. On Tuesdays they could make bagels.

Overkill much?

You’re right. I over did that. It wasn’t even close to being bagels. Just toast. Pshaw.

Then I examined said picture and well, its actually a very nice and artsy photo. It looks like it could be hanging up in the Louvre, my home, or a community rec center in Chicago.

Let’s get back to the actuality of Rihanna jumping the shark. One of the best things about Rihanna is her social media presence. She makes great music that is completely useless beyond its radio cycle. She’s not a dancer. She’s not the greatest singer, but she is definitely a value add to the pop culture landscape. Two super lightskint dudes have thrown bottles at one another because of her. She dated a Dodger. “We Found Love” is one of the biggest songs in ever. But also, she has this Zero Fux Given attitude that she emanates. And I like it. But you know what, that means she does what she wants when she wants. If she wants to smoke crack in the bathroom she does it. She’s made her presence felt and I’m here for it. But it’s also made her seem so accessible, to the point where it’s like, oh Rihanna did something else nutty. Cool. Holla at me when Beyonce puts her bewbs on blast.

My point here is that, I think I’ve got to the point of slight Rihanna ennui. It’s normal. I still love her and will likely like whatever Euro-influenced music she drops next. But that’s about it. So when you hear, Rihanna goes topless on the cover of a magazine, its like “yay…but we just saw her boobs on IG.”

Which is not a bad thing. Let me not make it sound like I’m complaining. In fact, let’s switch the focus.

I’m kind of surprised a magazine actually put that picture on the cover. Again, the picture is very artsy. In fact, when I first saw it, all I saw was how good the picture is and didn’t even focus on the nudity. I focused on the picture at large. Perhaps I’m growing up. Maybe I’ve seen too many. Maybe it’s just that good a picture for the cover.

Maybe we’ve gotten so used to seeing skin and nudity that celebrity nudity isn’t that big a deal. Because society. In fact…do you remember the “Rumpshaker” video? Man, back in 1992, that seemed like a somewhat risque video. Look at this still from the video:

hqdefaultI feel like they could go to church in those swimsuits.

One of them has on a one-piece. I remember my mother feeling like we were seeing too much. BUT THERE’S A ONE-PIECE. Butts are covered. There are hats. Compared to this video, #wcw on Instagram is a pr0n site. I mean it kind of is even if we’re not comparing.

I’m boring myself now. So I ask: is Rihanna’s cover (and ensuing shoot) a big deal nowadays? Is it surprising or have we gotten so used to these displays that its just another day in the projects?

I’m entertained. I enjoy the picture. And I moved on.

Et tu?

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka MR. SHARING IS CARING aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3

 

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

    Same feeling. Didn’t really help that literally the entire month of April was full of naked Rihanna pics. So it’s like . . . that is nice then you move one. But yeah I’m a Rihanna fan and will fight tooth and nail against the eventually hating a** VSB women who will attempt to slander and demean her.

    • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

      slander slander slander slander slander slander slander slander slander slander yawwwwwwn Rihanna nudes slander slander slander slander slander slander

      • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

        I’m going to pick you up and put you in a box then mail you far away.

        • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

          I’ll pay the fare. Fair enough?

          • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

            U ain’t but this big, that’s only like 2 stamps lol

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              I always know when I’m officially part of the gang when the short jokes come out. Aw, Tristan, I ainno you cared! Lol

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist
      • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

        As a proud Bajan, I can’t let this slander stand. She’s family, yo.

        • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

          I’m inspired by your Bajan ability to not give any fcks about what the majority thinks. :) You taught me well!

          • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

            On an interesting note, today is my (Bajan) father’s birthday. To celebrate, I’m turning throwbackThursday on FB into a tribute to my dad…only to have Shay-d-lady flirt with my dad’s HS photo. LOL

    • NomadaNare

      Dude, you are complex. On one hand Junot Diaz affects you on a deeply emotional level, but on the other you’re a RiRi stan? How goes?

      • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

        I contain multitudes. Talk That Talk was the best summer album of my short life and it wasn’t even dropped in the summer.

        • LehcarB

          CakeCakeCakeCakeCake

          • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

            My daughter loved that song, and I had to deal with her crying when I switched the station. LOL

            • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

              Why can’t you let your daughter live!!!

          • ratchet d-Ibaka

            Wait, wait a mother phakkin minute. Is that what they say in that song because I be saying other things.

    • Kema

      She gave me ‘cockiness’. I love Rihanna!

  • ratchet d-Ibaka

    She has a bomb body! Very sexy.

    I hope Aubrey Graham is stocked up on Kleenex, because his next album may be written in the privacy of a psychotherapist’s couch.

    • IcePrincess

      Dats what I was gonna say! I only like a few of her songs, & I just think she lacks class in general. But dat body?? AMAZEballs. All natural too, which is refreshing in this day & age. Reminds me of how fine I used to be back in the day. *sigh*

      • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

        Pics or it didn’t happen

        • IcePrincess

          Lol shut up. Chile I used to could stop traffic when I was younger!

          • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

            Sure u can now….but u never tryna show and tell (._.)

            • IcePrincess

              Nope. I’ll leave that to the Rihannas of the world :)

              • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

                Stop deferring my dream Icy

              • rooseveltdunn

                Girl you know you gotta give something to the fans

              • SuperStrings

                Ice P you outchea teasin in the VSB streets?

                • IcePrincess

                  No no no. Those days of being fine as riri are gone, chile & they not coming back looool

              • afronica

                Rihanna does it so we don’t have to. Go Rihanna!

    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

      Ah Aubrey Graham, the Crown Prince of Simping. *smh* I’m just waiting for him to get his royal commendation from the Governor-General of Canada for his advances in the art of simping, making it easy for women to get relationships without any need to do anything for a dude. ;-)

      • ratchet d-Ibaka

        Rihanna is going to chew and spit him out just like she did the last time. He needs to find somebody that gives a damn about him.

        • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

          Aubrey Drake Graham is the patron saint of co-dependence. Of COURSE he’s not going to find someone who gives a damn about him, because his entire self-esteem is built around saving the Bad Girl ™ and giving them shine. He’s the simp of the year!

          • ratchet d-Ibaka

            He just pisses me the phakk off. I think he would make a great shopping buddy though.

          • http://www.OpinionatedMale.com/ Mr SoBo

            @Todd – You are in rare form good sir. lol.

        • NomadaNare

          Aubrey the type of ninja whose heart you can play games with.

      • NomadaNare

        Real talk though, if Aubrey cared about his career as much as he cared about these women, he’d be the next Obama.

    • panamajackson

      Yeah, I can definitely recognize how bad her body is. It’s all the love.

  • kidvideo

    I figured she was gonna let dem b*tches breath eventually…madonna was in her 30s when she went topless in that book/that movie/on stage…In ten years she’ll be dressin like Janelle Monae…bowties and shit.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

      Yeah…that “S*X” book from 20 years ago? I still wanna know how did she manage to get Big Daddy Kane in the book, LOL!

      • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

        Yeah…that book low-key wrecked Big Daddy Kane’s career. He was never the same after that.

        • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

          To be fair, the only rapper that (commercially) successfully transitioned from the 80s to the 90s was LL. It’s weird how Jay Z and Big Daddy Kane feel like rappers from two entirely different eras even though they are 1 year apart.

          • IcePrincess

            Nope. U forgetting dre & cube

            • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

              All of Dre’s work was ghostwritten.

              • panamajackson

                But she’s right about Cube.

                • IcePrincess

                  Preciate it lol *dap*

                • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

                  I’ll definitely concede Cube. Completely wiffed on him.

          • SuperStrings

            Transitioned in terms of their music or their career in general?

            • Malik

              Just music. Q-Tip could of done the same if it wasn’t for label drama considering he was doing the same type of music as Outkast (Andre specifically) a little before them but the label was too scared to release it.

              • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

                Hey, I copped the bootleg of Kamaal the Abstract. Great album! And yeah, dude did The Love Below first.

                • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

                  Even Andre admitted to that- in fact, he’s a huge fan of A Tribe Called Quest.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

            “To be fair, the only rapper that (commercially) successfully transitioned from the 80s to the 90s was LL.”

            You’re forgetting about Heavy D. & The Boyz, Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. & Rakim and Kool G. Rap- all of whom had successful runs and albums well into the 90′s.

      • Kema
  • De_Ann

    I’m glad you wrote about this because I was wondering the same thing. I think because we are so used to the rauchy, out-there Rihanna that we don’t have a lot to say when she’s actually being tasteful. I won’t lie, I was surprised at how tasteful her photos were and it didn’t even feel like I was looking at a nude women. Yes, part of it is that we’ve seen her topless before but the other part is how these pictures were done. They could of made them super sexual or provocative but they aren’t. They are artistic and simple, so there isn’t alot to say, honestly.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

      Now…if only Christina Hendricks would do a tastefully nude layout…

      *fingers crossed*

      • rooseveltdunn

        The world is not ready for that…

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

          But I am…I really am…

      • ratchet d-Ibaka

        Is that chick a natural red head? She has an amazing rack. They seem well perched, at least they haven’t meandered to the south side.

        • Kema

          Its not natural but I love the color.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

          I’m not sure, but I have a thing for gingers and nice racks- and she has both!

          • ratchet d-Ibaka

            Well, you got good taste sir!

      • Epsilonicus

        Oh man oh man. I would buy that magazine in a heartbeat.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

          And I would frame that bad boy like it was a limited collector’s edition!

      • SuperStrings

        I may know the face if I see it, but I’m not recognizing this name. Is it safe to google at work?

    • SuperStrings

      Is the artsy, tasteful nature of the pictures a function of the fact that they were done by a French magazine? Europe doesn’t have as many of the taboos about secks as the US.

      • De_Ann

        Yep, pretty much. And she also did a Brazilian shoot that was tasteful.

  • towninc

    I don’t think it’s just rihanna (great music for working out and cleaning the house ). It’s today’s pop culture. Miley, beyonce, etc. T&A everywhere. People are bored so they do nudity for shock value and simply because they can and they want to do it. Everytime a female graces a cover now she’s half naked and selling chex. Those covers, just like this one, definitely become forgettable after you walk away.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

      “Everytime a female graces a cover now she’s half naked and selling chex.”

      Or instagram…

      *shots fired*

      • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

        Seems like dropping a twerk vid is the new wave to get you buzzing for a couple hours…i ain’t mad at it tho

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

          I never knew there were so many people that gained notoriety because of a twerk video on YouTube.

  • towninc

    P.S. so glad the Tatas are getting some love, especially from black men.

    • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

      Black men have always loved tatas ma’am.

      • towninc

        I’m in my early 30s! Not quite mam yet please.

        • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

          Too young for me.

        • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

          Miss?

    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

      Tatas are a nice side dish, but booty is the main meal for me. :)

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

        So…what you’re saying is that you eat a$$, huh Todd? It’s okay, I won’t judge you…

        *Muttley snicker*

        • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

          Booty can be used in many different ways, though your option isn’t my first idea. Especially when there are so many ways to f*ck it. :)

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

            *cues “You Already Know” (The Album Version) by 112*

          • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

            ummm….ok

        • towninc

          That went left real quick

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

            I couldn’t help it! When he said that “booty was the main meal”, that was the first thing to come to my mind, LMAO!!! Either that, or a Fleece Johnson reference!

        • IcePrincess

          I will, if it’s my man & he fresh out da shower. #nolimitsoldier

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

            TMGDI, Ice Princess….TMGDI!

            • IcePrincess

              Lmfaoooo!! You know you gon do it tonite, PA. Quit fronting ;)

              • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

                Here’s my reply to that, LOLOL!!!!!

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dnqKGuezo

                • IcePrincess

                  Well dang!

                  • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

                    Eating a$$ goes against my religious beliefs, LMAO!!!

      • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

        *cues Til I Collapse beat* Its goes boobies, thigh meats, juicy mouth, and booty

        • Rachmo

          That’s my jam

      • http://www.OpinionatedMale.com/ Mr SoBo

        “Tatas are a nice side dish, but booty is the main meal for me. :)”

        *nods head*

    • NomadaNare

      They don’t usually? I’m a fan of women in general. The entirety of them.

      • towninc

        Thank you. We are not just parts but a great entire package

    • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

      Juuug life

  • Msdebbs

    I can’t hate on her she’s bad…bad singer bad actor and bad dancer…..but she’s bad tho.

    • LehcarB

      How many musicians can make that transition to acting(good acting) successfully though? I can only come up with mostly men; Will Smith, LL Cool J, and wild card Yasiin Bey. For the women;Queen Latifah.

      Any others?

      • Val

        Vanessa Williams, Diana Ross, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston.

        edit: Jennifer Hudson and Brandy was an okay actress

        • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

          subtract Aaliyah and Janet and Whitney. They were/are not good actors. Vanessa Williams is. Diana Ross, I’m not sure about.

          • Val

            Aaliyah was on the verge of being a good actress. Janet was good in Poetic Justice. Whitney was good in The Bodyguard and Waiting To Exhale. Diana was really good in Mahogany and Lady Sings The Blues.

            • Sahel

              All those women apart from maybe Diana and Whitney were more wooden than me in the morning.

            • towninc

              Agree with Diana. She was great

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              But Aaliyah was NOT a good actress. She was awful! Lol

            • ratchet d-Ibaka

              Val, Giselle is an actress too you know. Why didn’t you shourr ourr her out?

              • Val

                Giselle?

                • ratchet d-Ibaka

                  LOL. she likes to get drunk in love

                  • Val

                    Oh gawd. Lol. In her own mind she’s a great actress, otherwise, not so much.

                    • Sahel

                      So you won’t hit it if you got the chance

                    • Val

                      Nope.

                    • KKay

                      I have to wholeheartedly agree. I caught a scene of her movie Obsessed…ugh.

                      She just seems so much freer in her music videos; she just can’t figure out a way to translate that to her acting.

                      *edited*

                    • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

                      I refused to see that movie JUST because she was in it, even though it meant I missed seeing Idris-hammercy.

                  • LehcarB

                    Lol I purposely didn’t go there on her acting. I honestly get the feeling Solange would be a good actress though. Idk why.

                    • Val

                      Because Solo actually has a personality. Lol

                    • ratchet d-Ibaka

                      Nah. She be trying too hard to be ‘unique’ and different for the sake of it.

          • LehcarB

            I was gonna make these points. Janets last three roles was the same person. Not diverse enough.

            • Epsilonicus

              Could that have been the writing though?

              • LehcarB

                Who brings the words to life if not the actor/actress? To be fair they were Tyler Perry films but factoring in Poetic Justice,she’s just not that good.

                • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                  I mean, she was just supposed to play your average “around the way girl” in Poetic Justice though. She didn’t butcher the role lol

                  • LehcarB

                    I wanted to see if i was being too harsh, watched the following clip and my words stand. Lol
                    http://youtu.be/hRpL_zg5Z5A

                    • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                      I love this scene so you really not telling me anything with this lol

                • Epsilonicus

                  As someone has done some play acting. If the script is horrid, there is not much you can do.

                  Look at George Lucas & Star Wars. The dialog at times can be wretched.

              • ratchet d-Ibaka

                An actress regardless of writing is able to become that character

              • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

                Both she and the writing were bad.

          • towninc

            I think Janet is a good actress. I don’t see Janet when she is acting. I see the character.

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              Nawwl. She emotes with the sincerity of a wet cat, which is to say, monotone and not at all humanly flexible.

              • towninc

                Maybe i was just really into poetry when poetic justice came out and just really liked why did i get married

          • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

            How you gone take away Janet and Whitney :-(

            • towninc

              Because Whitney acts like she dances…stiff
              Whitney simply read the lines.

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                She was alright in The Preacher’s Wife and Waiting to Exhale too

                • towninc

                  i hated every scene with her in Waiting to Exhale. She was so stiff. She really sounded like she was just reading lines. Compared to Loretta, Angela, and Lela she was boring to watch.

                • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

                  But a good actress overall? nahhh.

          • SuperStrings

            Have you seen Mahogany or Lady Sings the Blues?

            • Malik

              Lady Sings the Blues was a disgrace to Billie Holiday.

              • SuperStrings

                In what respect? The movie was based on Billie Holiday’s own autobiography. Was it the acting, production, writing, music/score, art/set design/costumes (all of which received Academy Award nominations)?

                • Malik

                  The music. Diana Ross fundamentally does not understand jazz or the blues.

                  • SuperStrings

                    I don’t think singing/playing blues or jazz requires an academic understanding if that’s what you mean, but I do agree that Dianna Ross doesn’t sing jazz or blues well.

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              Nooo, I haven’t

          • panamajackson

            Right. NO way we’re callin’ janet and whitney good actresses.

          • h.h.h.

            i was about to agree with you on Janet…then i remember 2 things:

            1. she did 8-9 years of TV work before recording, shows i never watched (Good Times, Fame, etc.;

            b. i know nothing about acting lol

            • panamajackson

              lol. she was a child on good times. pretty much the only good actors on that show were john amos and esther rolle. she acted the same way then that she did in poetic justice and then the tyler perry movies where she ET phoned home in those performances.

              • SuperStrings

                But Thelma (I forget her real name) went to Julliard.

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              ehhh. I thought her acting was fine as a kid. But those Tyler Perry movies? OMG, no.

              I know nothing about the craft of acting but I can feel emotion, which a good actor lends to a scene, and her acting draws nothing from me but a WTF face. lol

            • WIP

              I think Janet fares better than most; she’s OK. J-Lo is horrible.

        • IcePrincess

          HeII, add JLo to the “just ok” category.

          • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

            Yea, Brandy does suck

        • LehcarB

          We’re talking good acting not just ok. I mean acting that makes you forget ‘oh they can do music too?’. J Hud and Brandy,not so much.

          • Val

            There aren’t any great ones. I named the ones who are at least decent. And Jennifer won an Academy Award so.

        • towninc

          Whitney was a horrible actress in every role she played

          • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

            Pretty much. Passable.

        • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

          really REALLY low standards you have for actresses Val.

          • Val

            The question was regarding women singers/ rappers who became actors. So, all of these women did. And, they may not be Academy Award winners, except for Jennifer who won, but they are all serviceable actresses who at least did two films.

            Can you name others who are better? It’s not like there’s a lot to choose from.

            • LehcarB

              That’s what I was trying to make clear. It’s hard to try in dabble in many other forms of art. The successful musician to actor pool is slim.

            • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

              Jill Scott.

              • Val

                Maybe. I’ve never seen that Detective Agency show she was on.

            • http://trulytafakari.com/ dtafakari

              “The question was regarding women singers/ rappers who became actors. So, all of these women did.”

              But noo, nooooo, she said “good acting.” lol

              • Val

                My point was that there is such a limited number of women singers who act that who is good has to be judged on a curve. Otherwise there wouldn’t be anyone in the category.

          • Val

            Singer/ actresses is a very small group.

        • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

          I kinda feel like J Lo is here, she can play herself some single middle aged white woman

          • Val

            Lol!

        • ratchet d-Ibaka

          I always want to scream when I see Jennifer Hudson’s name next to acting. Just, no! She can’t.

        • writeous

          Ashanti. Her acting is more plausible than her singing.

      • Londa

        Audra McDonald is fierce!

        • LehcarB

          Audra is on the path to be the GOAT of stage acting,not a musician though.

          • deeflyy

            is a 5 time Tony Award winning musician actually

            • Lea Thrace

              I was about to say. Audra can blow. Saw her live. Good lord. I dont even know how I didnt die from the pure joy of her voice.

    • panamajackson

      This made me laugh out loud.

  • nillalatte

    What part of Ri hasn’t been photographed? Nevermind, I think I know! I saw her doing a photo shoot, maybe it was this one, and she was all spread eagle a*s in the air. She had a shirt on, sort of. Big pimpin’ I suppose. But, yeah, I’m the same way.. oh, Ri is naked- again. Flip the channel.

    • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

      Yup, this was it.

      • panamajackson

        Yeah. I saw the other photos. I was happy. Gon’ have to fly to france to get a copy of the mag.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/pervertedalchemist1 Perverted Alchemist

      “What part of Ri hasn’t been photographed?”

      Her feet, perhaps? *shrugs*

  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

    Like Malik said, the photoshoot of this photoshoot was all over the web this past month. There’s not much left for her to reveal besides her cervix at this point. I enjoy Robyn though. She’s my spirit animal. I do think that at this point in this instant gratification, show it all or nah, pics or it ain’t happen era, people aren’t really that moved by nudity. Chex tapes are starting to become cliche as well. I remember when A Night in Paris dropped and EVERYONE was going on and on about it even if they thought it was wack. Now? Z-list socialites are dropping chex tapes to stay relevant. We’re desensitized to da bewby, da booty, and da oooh weee.

    • WIP

      LOL, remember when chex tapes and pics could at least get you a gig hosting a reality TV game show? Now yo’re lucky to get some Photoshop memes and a mention on a blog.

  • Charlie

    “I’m entertained. I enjoy the picture. And I moved on.”

    As it should be. Each generation moves further away from having discomfort with nudity. Like you said, she regularly does this kind of thing so I cant say that she’s jumping the shark. Taking away the shock value of her nudity helped you appreciate the art.

    So no; it’s not a big deal.