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.