Listen up, y'all, because this is probably the last time Rihanna is going to talk about it. It all came about because people were wondering why Rihanna's Fenty X Puma clothing brand and Fenty Beauty collection carried the name Fenty.
Duh. It's her last name. Did you know that? I, admittedly, never even thought about it, much like other one-named celebs, it never crossed my mind. Rihanna is just… Rihanna.
Rihanna isn't even her first name, which most people (I think?) already know, and she goes by her middle name. The singer's full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Rihanna talked about her first name in a 2011 Rolling Stone interview, explaining that hearing “Robyn” really brings her back to reality:
I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna. When I hear Robyn, I pay attention. Robyn is the brick to my foundation. It's something I hold on to. It's everything I grew up with, my childhood, Barbados, people close to me. Everything that's familiar. People know Rihanna from my music. But if this were to all go away tomorrow, I would always look at myself as Robyn.
Wow, what a down-to-earth, remember-where-you-came-from concept. That's pretty refreshing, given that Rihanna is such an A-lister.
Rihanna took to Instagram to slam fans who had no idea about her last name, with one epic side eye and this caption: “when people ask how I came up with #FENTY @fentybeauty.”
@ everyone shocked Fenty is Rihanna's last name, abaayo dragged you: pic.twitter.com/nrnm7SAzzs— boqor riya. (@hausofriya) September 22, 2017