From Mag Remixes to Seapunk, Rihanna Demands Attention

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Dec 31, 2012
Few celebrities deserve the “lighting rod for controversy” tag as much as Rihanna, but judging from this collection of Rihanna pieces, it’s clear that whether or not you’re a fan of the much-disputed superstar, you must admire her ability to be so culturally pervasive.

These Rihanna pieces run the gamut from disturbing drug-depiction music videos to outlandish coconut water ads to seapunk rapper videos, but each is gripping because of the 24-year-old's star power. My favorite article in this collection of Rihanna pieces is Animal-Filled Music Clips. The piece highlights Drake’s 'Take Care' video, of which Rihanna is the co-star. The two showcase an undeniable chemistry that had many of their fans hoping they would translate their on-screen chemistry into an off-screen romance. That a video could inspire such strong feelings is a testament to the efficacy of these Rihanna pieces: she is the ‘it’ factor personified and regardless of your feelings about her career and life, you cannot deny her megastar status.