Well, T-Boz and Chilli may not have expected you to immediately react to their slam. But being the strong, take-no-guff woman that you are, you did — and in a very public and spectacular fashion.
You put up a new photo header on your Twitter page and, guess what, it was a picture of T-Boz and Chilli, bare-breasted, with their hands over their nipples, originally shown in Vibe magazine in 1994.
Yup, Rihanna, you were pointing out that those who live in glass houses should NOT be throwing stones — i.e., if you’re going to accuse Rihanna of going naked and using sex to sell, then I guess you shouldn’t be doing it yourselves!
Furthermore, you defiantly tweeted, “When there’s no changing the fact that I’m me, and they’re, well … they’re them.”
Ouch! You made your point, Rihanna! You ARE at the top of your game right now and, well, they are not.
Furthermore, you tweeted the Dr. Maya Angelou quote, “Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise…”, and another Maya Angelou quote, “That I dance like I’ve got diamonds — At the meetings of my thighs.”
And you’re right. TLC’s comments were silly and unnecessary. You made what I thought was a major statement at the CFDA, where you were honored. It was a statement about being proud to be recognized as a strong style leader.
But you also chose, on that momentous occasion, to recognize the artistic style leadership of your icon — and rumored film role — Josephine Baker.
You and she were proud of the beauty of the female form, and you wanted to show it. TLC didn’t get that at all, so good for you for standing up for your beauty and beliefs!
Source: Hollywood Life