- Rihanna is considered as many as one of the smartest and talented women in the industry right now
- But before becoming a global pop sensation, the singer had to go through a harsh time in her teen years
Pop icon Rihanna has revealed how she was bullied while she was in high school.
The Umbrella singer is one of the most best-selling artists of the decade and she keeps on increasing her fortune with business on the side apart from music.
Her new make-up line, Fenty, is a success among women of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds.
But since glory doesn’t come as easy as it seems, Rihanna has revealed what she had to go through before becoming the star she is today.
‘I got teased my entire school life. What they were picking on I don't even understand. It was my skin color [which was lighter than her classmates']. Then when I got older, it was about my breasts. ’
But Robyn, her real name, never let the haters or the bad comments put her down.
She fought with nails to get the spot she has in the industry and she did it without holding any grudges with people from her past.
In fact, she said:
‘But I'm not victimized—I'm grateful.’
And she added:
‘I think those experiences were strategically put together by God for the preparation of being in the music industry. It's so easy for me to deal with the bulls**t now.’
Rihanna has a lot of detractors, even within the same community, some artists have been shady with the singer, but she remains unbothered.
She stated that:
‘I can't run from it. You can't change who you are. It's important for me to know who I am and work with that.’
Rihanna knows the hating won’t stop just because she refused to acknowledge it, but she has been trained since high school and now she’s able to stop the bad comments from getting under her skin.
‘They're gonna keep knocking away until all this comes crashing down. But I'm not gonna ever crash. I'm in control.’
Rihanna is an amazing example of a strong individual woman that doesn’t take her success for granted and always keeps working to please the people that have helped her get where she is.
She survived years of bullying in school and she keeps surviving online bullying even after selling millions with her music.