Like any other day I go to check my twitter and notice Rihanna tweeted the cover to her new single "Man Down" shown below. I replied to her "why does her hair look so nappy?" Rihanna replies to me "Cuz im black bitch!" Now, the first thing I thought was "that doesn't answer my question". What does being black have anything to do with an ugly weave/wig. Nappy to me means dry, coarse, unkept hair. It doesn't mean it has to be straight. And to me, this is how her hair looks in this cover. Other times it has looked good because it's kept and done.
As a celebrity she has stylist who takes care of these things especially for an album cover. As a fan I thought it was a poor choice of picture, this same picture in color looks amazing! This black and white does nothing good for her. The texture of her hair looks horrible. It looks like plastic doll hair.
Everybody is jumping on the racist thing, first off Im not caucasian, Im hispanic. Full Dominican to be exact. My husband who is also the father of my kids is also Dominican. His hair is extremely nappy, so is my sons. Most of the people in my family have nappy hair. If you don't know what Dominicans look like.. Look it up.
Another thing people were telling me was to educate myself. I went to a cosmetology school and know the basics about hair. Like what unkept hair looks like and that everybody who does go to the salon, goes to get something done that will enhance their look. Not make it look worst, or keep it the same.
Maybe It was mean, but It's what I felt. I don't think with the amount of money she has she should be walking around with unkept hair. And in fact if she does like her hair the way it was, she would have replied "Because I like it like that" and not blame it on her race.