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Lessons from Chrihanna: 5 Precautions for the Ride-Or-Die Chick

From WWMD--You got to admire the ovaries on a ride-or-die chick in love. Unfortunately though, not everything is applaud worthy, her perspective can suck — especially when she has on her hater shades. For most, love is free. But not for those in bad love; they have a price to pay costing them anywhere from friends, their reputation, in addition to regular taxes on self-respect. But even in the face of social bankruptcy, the loyal ride-or-die chick will still flip the bird and cling to a romance on life-support. At this point for her, love long surpassed being blind; it’s now blind, deaf, and defensive.  This is the main reason I can’t help but SMFH at Rihanna’s erect middle finger — because it’s shamelessly misdirected. It’s not that we don’t want to see the rude gyal in love, we just don’t want to see her banged up (take two) in the name of it. But for one reason or another this ride-or-die chick’s “Thank you” to our genuine concern is coming out much more aggressive than expected.

Kind of reminds of you of that girlfriend we all wanted to rescue from an embarrassing romance, but would find ourselves pushed adrift every time we’d try to toss a lifesaver. The truth of the matter is a concerned friend can try all they want to shake the recklessness out of a ride-or-die chick. They can even go around slapping “Results May Vary” warnings on romantic comedies everywhere. But be prepared, disappointment is in the near forecast… Redemption is a personal project.

So how does a hopeless romantic begin to muster hope? For starters: In the mirror, solo. But no worries, you’re never really alone, we devised a little list to help moderate the discussion every ride-or-die chick should have with herself.

5. ) WHY WON’T PEOPLE LET US BE GREAT?

There is no word in the English language more notoriously misused than the word, “Hater”. Put this on wax: Someone who “hates” abhors the idea of someone else finding prosperity and peace in life. Literally, if you smile, they die a little bit inside. NOT to be confused with someone who simply isn’t feeling your actions. People in bad love or ride-or-die chicks with their dukes up, tend to throw this word around and anyone who isn’t throwing rice at their union catches claim. If you’ve ever found yourself in this position try your hardest to be honestly objective: Do people have a real reason to complain? Has this dude disrespected anyone I care about? Has he disrespected me? Has he disrespected our relationship? If you can honestly answer these Q’s, congratulations. You’ve successfully managed to look one step outside the box! Just remember, anyone taking time out of their own life to worry about your problems is a friend. (Most people don’t give a shilling). They may not be the kind of friend you may want, but certainly the kind you need.

4.) HOW MUCH IS AT STAKE?

Sometimes, loving Mr. Dead Wrong can come with major setbacks. In Rihanna’s case, rumor has it Jay-Z has a new protegé he’s unveiling in lieu of her wanton ways. The newbie’s name is Rita Ora and in perfect dramatic prose she’d be the one to knock Riri from the top. Then again, who knows? However, the chances alone are a helluva gamble, dontchya think? Not to say that our actions should be guided by the yielding hand of someone else, but recognizing that every action, has a reaction, is a power move every big girl must practice – especially one bold enough to flip off the world.

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"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

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"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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