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Rihanna Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary Of ‘ANTI’

It’s an ANTI-versary!

Rihanna took a trip down memory lane to mark three years since the release of her eighth studio album, ANTI.

The Grammy winner  shared some of the album’s accolades in an Instagram video Tuesday (Jan. 29), complete with song snippets playing behind the visual. “[Three] years old....and this baby is still on the #Billboard200 album chart! Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm,” wrote the “Love on the Brain” singer. “Music was my gateway drug to every other wonderful aspect of creative opportunity that I’ve explored. And I’m grateful for that.”

Fans tend to tease Rihanna for putting so much energy into her makeup empire and seemingly putting her new album on the back-burner, but make no mistake about it: music still has a prominent place in her heart. “Music is, and always will be, my first love and direct connection to your spirit,” the Fenty Beauty founder added in her Instagram caption. “I’m blessed to have y’all! One Love always.”

In a follow-up post, Rihanna unveiled video of the man behind the “iconic” ANTI album cover. The triple-platinum LP received overwhelmingly positive reviews and spawned hits like “B**ch Better Have My Money,” “Needed Me,” “Kiss It Better,” and the Drake-assisted “Work,” but Rihanna wasn't always confident in the project.

“I went through so many emotions and roller coasters of feeling good, loving it, hating it, doubting myself, hating myself. ‘This is awful.’ ‘I lost it.’ ‘Wait, but I do love it still.’ ‘But then—‘ And it’s like, no. Eventually you just need to know who you are,” she explained to Vogue in 2016 when asked about the media and internet pitting her against other female artist such as Beyonce. “You know when something is you. You know when you love it and that’s the only thing that matters. When it comes to everybody else’s thing and their lane and their timing, I’m never doing anything intentional to, like, come after somebody. That will always be my biggest mistake or anybody’s biggest mistake if that’s their intention. So I just focus on my little project. That’s all I can handle. That’s a lot to handle. I can barely handle all of that."

Check out Rih Rih’s ANTI-versary posts below.

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"People going out they way. Leave them people alone and stop creating unnecessary drama," Brown wrote on his Instagram Stories on Friday (June 14).  "Whoever's been DM my followers or commenting as me lame asf."

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#ChrisBrown says he was hacked and not responsible for yesterday’s comments!!

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Missy Elliott Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame: "I Am Thankful"

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Queen Latifah and former First Lady Michelle Obama both spoke very highly of Missy during her induction ceremony in New York City. "Missy, I want to thank you for all of your trailblazing ways," Obama said in a taped video that aired during the event. "Thank you not for just sharing your gift with the world, but for being an advocate for so many people out there, especially young girls who are still figuring out how to make their voices heard."

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She continued: "I want to say one thing to the writers, to the upcoming writers, 'Do not give up.' We all go through writer's block. Sometimes you just have to walk away from a record and come back to it. But don't give up because I'm standing here. And this is big for hip-hop, too."

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Fif then followed with another clip of Bow Wow partying alongside DC Young Fly with several single dollar bills stuffed into his pants. "We came there like this, Bow wow stealing ones 🤦‍♂️why the fuck you ain’t throw that to the dancers," he continued. "You better get me my fucking money by Monday."

It didn't stop there either. The rapper kept going, posting photos of Bow Wow and even tagging Jermaine Dupri in some of them. "@jermainedupri what kinda shit is this, 🤷🏽‍♂️you brought this nigga around man," he added.

He kept trolling until finally, Bow Wow responded with a video of him counting up his money. Fif had the last word, however, referencing Bow Wow's previous relationship with Ciara.

50 Cent's antics are undoubtedly exhausting, but if you have time, check out all of the back and forth below.

 

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😳oh shit, 🤨this little Nigga BOW WOW took the Money home with him. @antthaladiesman get him before I kill EM #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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We came there like this, 🤨Bow wow stealing ones 🤦‍♂️why the fuck you ain’t throw that to the dancers.😤you better get me my fucking money by Monday. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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🤨@jermainedupri what kinda shit is this, 🤷🏽‍♂️you brought this nigga around man. He stealing the one’s 😤 @dcyoungfly you wasn’t n on this shit was ya 🤔

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Yo @50cent 😂😂😂 💰💰 #aintnocappnovahere #bigdawgtalk #beendoingthissinceababy Call @antthaladiesman #GUHHATL

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😆Movie money before him, Tv money before him, bitches before him 🤔did he just call @Ciara a bitch. 😟she’s not gonna like this, but give @antthaladiesman the money,😠and don’t be ever doing shit behind my back again.#lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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