English 101:Section 40
March 9, 2012
For Better Or Worse
From perfection to disaster, the life of one young woman will forever be tarnished. Exposing the world to her extreme drug use and hidden abusive relationship, the music artist Rihanna wanted to show the world the real her, and how there’s much more to be told about her life that most people don’t know. In 2011 Rihanna published her music video “We Found Love”, this song presents the themes of substance abuse, sex and the bad girl image no one ever saw, through its use of symbolic imagery, strong lyrics, and story telling, which she used to expose the world to her hidden world.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born February 20th, 1988 in St. Michael Barbados. She was the oldest of three children, with two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad, to Monica and Ronald Fenty. Rihanna started her life as a normal island girl, who performed and won numerous amounts of beauty pageants as a young girl. She looked up to American singer Mariah Carey as her childhood hero and wishes she could grow up to be like her. She was discovered by a New York producer, Evan Rogers, who had been on vacation at the time. Mr. Rogers took just one look at Rihanna and knew that what she had was special and immediately offered to have her join him on his trip back to New York, where she was introduced to famous musical artist and producer, Jay-Z. Soon after at age 16, she signed with Def Jam Records.
Not much longer after signing with Def Jam, Rihanna had transformed from young innocent island girl, to a woman known world-wide for her leather outfits, revealing clothing, tattoos and bright red hair. Rihanna started her career as an innocent girl, very soft spoken and calm, a good girl, until she met Chris Brown, another fellow musician born May 5th, 1989, who also signed with a music company at the age of 16.
When Rihanna was 19 and Chris Brown was 18, they met and immediately fell head over heels for each