We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Rihanna, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating and little-known facts about this “BBHMM” superstar below. You might be surprised by what you learn!
Number Eight: She Was Supposed to Be Katy Perry’s Maid of Honor. Rihanna was slated to be Katy Perry’s maid of honor when she married Russell Brand in October of 2010. However, scheduling conflicts prevented her from attending the wedding, which took place in Rajasthan, India.
Number Seven: She Reads Her Tattoos in the Mirror. Rihanna has a tattoo across her collarbone that reads “Never a Failure, Always a Lesson.” The tattoo is written backward so she can read it properly when she looks in a mirror.
Number Six: You Might Be Surprised by Her Favorite Song. Rihanna’s favorite song of hers is “Diamonds.” The hit song was written by Sia but has been criticized for being repetitive and simple.
Number Five: She Has Been Asked to Pose for Playboy Many Times. Though Rihanna is by no means shy, she has turned Playboy down on numerous occasions. It is unclear what has been stopping her from posing in the magazine.
Number Four: If She Was Not a Singer, She Would Be… A psychologist! If Rihanna never became famous, she has admitted that she would pursue a career in psychology.
Number Three: Jay-Z Signed Her in a Single day. The very same day she met Jay-Z, he signed her. However, she has also admitted that she felt like she couldn’t be herself at the beginning of her career. She said that she felt “really really protected.”
Number Two: She Loves Madonna. Rihanna has said that at one point she wished she could be “the black Madonna.” After her debut album, Music Of The Sun, Ri-Ri became devoted to developing her own sound. Her goal was to have a sound that nobody else could emulate.
Number One: She Hates Perfection. Rihanna gets really bored when she doesn’t have a challenge in her life! For this reason, she doesn’t like perfection and would rather have something to work on.