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Future Connector: Rihanna

November 1st, 2010
05:37 PM ET

In less than five years Barbados-born Robyn Rihanna Fenty has become one of the world's biggest singing sensations with blockbuster hits like "Umbrella," "Disturbia" and "Please don't stop the music."

Rihanna is your Connector of the Day.
Rihanna is your Connector of the Day.

Known simply as Rihanna, the 22-year-old singer has already won three Grammy awards and countless others.

Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to try and make it as a recording artist.

In 2005, Rihanna released her first studio album called "Music of the Sun" which peaked in the top ten on the Billboard charts.

That album featured the hit single "Pon de Replay" which was Rihanna's first big song for mainstream audiences. But it wasn't until her second album in 2006 that cemented the singer as a staple of the pop music scene.

"A Girl Like Me" featured some of the year's most popular songs including "SOS," "Unfaithful" and "Break it Off." It was the first time one of her songs reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts.

Rihanna's third album was another huge hit with songs like "Umbrella," "Take a Bow," "Disturbia" and "Please don't stop the music," all reaching the top of the charts.

The album, which was called "Good Girl Gone Bad" was nominated for a total of nine Grammy awards and eventually went on to win the award for best rap collaboration.

Rihanna was out with her fourth studio album last year and today, the singer is out with her latest collection of songs called "Loud."

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by one of the world's most popular musicians.

Please leave your questions for Rihanna below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

You can also leave your questions via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cnnconnect .

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  1. zena

    hi rihanna,

    wot club will you be going to when you finish your concert in perth australia?

    I want to party with you! I know yr busy but pls reply i just want a minute of yr life.. Not too much to ask for.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  2. Anisha

    hi im writing from england and i was just wondering how you manage to stay up to date and do something new each time and do you have to think about everything you do or does it just come to you? x

    November 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  3. kelvin from england

    What inspires u nd how come ure so flawless even wiv the buts?
    I love u

    November 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  4. An adult fan

    Rihanna you are an amazingly talented artist, i became since Rated R, it was in my opinion (and of many critics) the best pop album of 2009.

    I would like to ask you: what are you future projects? I know you now have Loud (loving it so far!) and the movie, the book, perfume etc., but I was more curious about your long-term plans. How long do you plan to stay in the music business? How do you see yourself in 10, 20 years? A business moghul like Jay-z, a popstar like Madonna or maybe just a mom with side businesses like Gwen Stefani?

    Thanks and good luck with Loud!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  5. Katherine from UK

    Hey Rihanna. I am your biggest fan here in the countryside of the UK, so never got to meet you!!!

    My Question:
    How hard is it to get a audition with a music label? What did you do to get that one special audition with Jay-Z?

    Lots of Love,
    Katherine from the UK xxxx

    November 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  6. rrf88

    will you be touring this year? x

    November 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  7. Lynn

    Hey Rihanna! Im writing from BELFAST, In Northern Ireland. On 24.05.10 you performed here in the Odyssey Arena as part of your 'Last Girl On Earth' Tour, I was the lucky person who you chose to join you on stage for 'Shut Up And Drive'. Simply the MOST AMAZING night of my life! I felt like the 'Only Girl In The World'

    What are your plans for your next tour, what can we expect to see and hear at the 'LOUD' tour!
    Im very excited!
    Stay Fierce B***h!!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  8. ALLEN

    rihanna love you soo much anyway when are you going to dye your hair black ? please dye it already

    November 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  9. vaunvi

    Hello Rihanna, this is Vaun. I just wanted to ask two questions, the first being, When do you think you'll start working on your fashion line? And I've noticed that in a few of your video, like Umbrella & We Ride, you do ballet inspired dances & in Umbrella you even went on pointe. My question is, have you ever studied ballet or is it something you learned just for those videos?

    P.S. You're EVERYTHING!! And I love you. 😀

    November 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  10. Siobhan Jdali

    I would love to ask Rihanna ... How do you stay so beautiful ALL the time? I would also like to tell her to check out my facebook event; Rihanna Day or to tweet me @siobhanpreet. I love you Rihanna! X

    November 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  11. Nas

    Am speaking from Ghana in fact i always wish to have the chance of meeting you.what i have to say is keep on rocking with your way.my ring tone is like the way you lie just because of your sensational voice in it.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  12. maurice

    Hi Rihanna, my name is Maurice and i am a HUGE fan. I admired your strength and you make AMAZING music and you're definitely the most versatile pop star of our generation.

    My question for you is, when will you be touring the US/Europe again? Your concert got such great reception everywhere and i would LOVE to bring my friends to show them how amazing you are.

    With much love from your LOUDEST FAN,
    Maurice

    P.S. Keep tweeting please! 😀

    November 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  13. Omaro2266

    Hi Rihanna, i'm from Morocco, i just want to know if you're coming here for a 2nd time for a concert? And like we know, you travel a lot, so are you scared often of taking a plane? for example in bad wearther??
    thanks, good luck with your job 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  14. roxy

    HEY RIHANNA! I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOOVE YOUR MUSIC AND THAT I WANT YOU TO COME BACK TO DALLAS! PLEASE KEEP DELIVERY MORE AND MORE MUSIC!

    November 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  15. eddie dat

    You´re deeply talented and amazing in your career. You´re admired all over the world. But dont you think most of your fans are divided over your inability to make-up with Chris Brown? or rather your sudden break-up after a first public brawl?.....or is there a possibility of reunion?

    November 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  16. eddie dat

    You´re deeply talented and amazing in your career. You´re admired all over the world. But dont you think most of your fans are divided over your inability to make-up with Chris Brown? or rather your sudden break-up after a first public brawl?.....or is there a possibility of reunion?

    Eddie from Spain

    November 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  17. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Robyn Rihanna Fenty (Rihanna)and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Rihanna on the following questions:

    – How will you Improve your album “Good Girls Gone Bad” to "BAD GIRLS STAY GOOD"?

    – How will you Improve Music Entertainment Integration and Unity in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)?

    – How will you Improve "Pride and Industry" in the Caribbean and Beyond, especially in Barbados?

    – How will you as a Caribbean Girl Improve Clean and Safe Water, while the World War II Hapag-Lloyd AG (North German Lloyd) Cargo Ship “the Goslar” is Still Polluting our Waters in Suriname, Barbados and Beyond for Decades?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Rihanna’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    November 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  18. kash Gaul

    HI Rihana,
    Why do you have always weird looking hair style?

    November 1, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  19. Tom

    Dear Rihanna,

    I hate pop music. Any chance that you'll alienate all your fans and release a heavy metal album instead?

    Kind Regards,
    Tom

    November 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  20. david

    Hi Rihanna, nice communicating with u,my name is david and mine question is,what is the secret behind your success in a very short period of time?cos within past five years,you burning so high.keep it up and God bless!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  21. Angela

    Rihanna
    i love your music and I am probably one of your bigger fans.
    I just want to ask what inspires you to be so confident and LOUD? What pushes you to get through every day?

    You are like my role model. If there's is one favour i could beg of you, it would be to dye your hair back to black. But I still do love the red.

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WON'T LET UP 😀
    Good luck with LOUD and life

    November 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  22. Shannon

    Hey Rihanna,
    You have a great body,what is your workout plan and how often do you workout?

    Shannon from Maryland

    November 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  23. Florence from France

    Question : What's the thing you like the MOST in your life ??

    I love ya, can't wait to see you again on stage ♥

    November 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  24. @mimi _holly

    hey ree ree 🙂

    i had a question on how did you actually work your way up to signing with defjam records ? what steps did you take . and what is your advance for me to make a bigger move on getting the entertainment world ?

    btw i love you soo much .. you inspire alot of the clothes i wear and so much more . keep up your hard work
    i love you ree 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Reply
  25. julie

    hi Rihanna

    huge of fan of yours how did you meet Matt Kemp. Does He have a brother or cousin who looks exactly like him I am 22years if so can you hook me up. Just wondering why cant you sue Mediatakeout for publishing made up stroies about you in a very negative way. By the way i like your new music on LOUD

    November 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  26. Raouf Lotfy

    Hi Rihanna, I'm your biggest fan here from Egypt! I'm Egyptian, we all love you here and we'd love to see you preform here in a concert! We had Akon, Shakira, Enrique Iglasias, David Guetta, Tiesto, Beyonce, Kylie Monogue earlier this month and a couple of more others and they were all huge succeses, I'm sure yours would be too! I've been to a couple of concerts for you in London but we all would love to see you here in Cairo! Please think about it... Are you considering coming to Egypt at all for a concert or even a visit? Were dying for you! I'm going to London in a couple of days especially to see your LOUD premiere! 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  27. Khamille

    What does Rihanna like to do in her free time, other than music.?

    November 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  28. Monica's BloG

    Hey Rihanna!
    I consider you a person who has got all she wants .I have 3 questions:
    What does, in ur opinion one person need to do to fulfill he's dreams?Is it hard to be yourself in a society that puts some labels on people?And how does a day in ur life looks?
    If u'll answer, I'll put this questions in an article that I have to do 4 my univ course.
    Thank u!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  29. Monica's BloG

    srry,I forgot:) I am writing from Coventry, England

    November 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  30. Vanessa

    Rihanna I have one very simple question and that I'm sure many ppl want answered! WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO BRAZIL????? We really love you here and are hoping some day you will come.. It would mean a lot to all your many fans here in Brazil, I'm sure you will love it plz come!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  31. Khamille

    Ontario, Canada. What does Rihanna like to do in her spare time?

    November 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  32. Paula

    Hi Riri! Now that you are filming, could you tell me whats your favourite movie? thanks! love ya! you are the best!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  33. Dylan

    Hi Rihanna,

    I'd just like to ask, considering you grew up and came from such a tiny country like Barbados, has it been difficult adjusting to a life of incredible fame and popularity in one of the biggest countries in the world? How did you cope with this transition?

    Thanks,
    Dylan

    November 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  34. SoilderGirl

    Heey Robyn! I dont have in plan now to tell, write how much i luv you and all,cuz this lil box wouldnt be enough..so straight to questions!
    >> Would you ever date a Fan?
    >>You was havein a concertt in Serbia in 2007,well do you see ur self on stage in Croatia?wich is like next to Serbia:) ?
    >>the most important..Are you avare of how much ur Navy loves you? u should be:)

    lots of kisses to ya
    XxX

    Ana

    November 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  35. doods

    hi rihanna
    as a bajan of a v different generation – we are SO proud of you.
    The last couple of days here at home have been very difficult due to the passing of TS Tomas, a lot of bajans have suffered. I still have no water & some people are still without power or water. but still we were fortunate.
    & David our PM's death a week before has also affected us all.
    Do you plan a visit home soon ? You could do so much to boost morale.
    doods

    November 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  36. Miguel Marques

    First I'm Your Fan Off When You Got to Love you all what you make. I Just Want to Know What Kind Of Your Favorite Food? Kiss My Joy Of Living

    November 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  37. bethany moreton

    Hey Rihanna! i cant belive i have actually got the chance to ask you a question, its like im dreaming! my name is beth and im 14.

    well, would you come over to the UK and do a book signing for all the major cities in UK like:
    GLASGOW
    EDINBURGH
    NEWCASTLE
    LEEDS
    LIVERPOOL
    MANCHESTER(defo!)
    BIRMINGHAM
    BRISTOL
    LONDON

    im sure all your British fans would love that because i know i would.

    p.s im in love with your voice, will you give it me?, hehe lol
    my room is covered with pictures(im not a pedo by the way) i guess im just a little obsessed with you 😀 xxxxxx

    November 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  38. Alex

    Hey Rihanna, first off I LOVE YOU and YOUR MUSIC!!!! and I want to THANK YOU for all the great things you have made me discover through your music and interviews!!!! 😀

    I wonder if you will have any concerts in countries like Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, Denmark, Austria or Lithuania any time soon or durring your next tour?

    Also if you had a code name (like if you were a secret agent) what would it be? 😉

    I LOVE YOU RIHANNA <33333 from Alex in Sweden

    November 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  39. andrew

    Hello Rihanna
    Do you see yourself as a role model to the young people back in Barbados? Do you go back there and what message do you hope to convey to the youth?
    Thank you

    November 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  40. Anna Najdovska

    Well here is one of your LOUDEST fans my name is Ana from Macedonia 🙂 I wanna ask you if you are coming in Macedonia or Sebia or Croatia soon?? We NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED you here,can we expect LOUD tour soon after the premiere of the album? what was your inspiration for LOUD? Whats your fave song at the moment? LOVE YOU!!!!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Reply
  41. RihannaLVR

    Hi Rihanna,

    im a MASSIVE fan of yours im 14 from the UK, i think you are an amazingly strong, inspirational woman, and a massive role model in my life, ive never had the change to meet you, hopefuly 2011 ill get lucky! Sorry there are soo many things i wanna ask you! xx

    How u feel having fans my ages (14) looking up to you and seeing you as such a role model in there lives?

    When should we expect to get hold of you perfume?

    Do you ever think about how people might comment on what you wear when ur putting outfits together?!?

    When did you feel it was time to move on from the dark era?!?

    love you so much thanks @RihannaLVR xxxx

    November 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  42. RihannaLVR

    hey Rihanna,
    Will you be doing a UK tour? PLEASE say you will i would died if i saw you live!!
    thanks RihannaLVR

    November 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Reply
  43. Annette

    What messages would you like to communciate to the world via your music?

    November 1, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  44. cje

    What are you most excited about for 2011 ... it's only weeks away?

    When is your clothing line coming out and have you started working on it?

    How come we never see you with Oliver (your dog) anymore? Where is he?

    Love you! c.e.j.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  45. Courtney

    hello rihanna, , I have a couple of questions for you, When are you thinking about going back on a world tour? When will you release your fashion line, and will you team up again with other designers in the fashion industry, while we wait for your fashion line to be produced?

    I've loved you since Pon de replay and will continue to support you. 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  46. shawn

    hey, this is ya boy Shawn , just joking but here is my question and statement do you think you will ever take a break from music. and my statement is please don't ever take a break from music you left me dieing for more music from you after you made the video rehab. you make me so happy inside and believe it or not 'live ya life ' has made a difference in my life. your music touches me like no other so when will you stop doing music please be honest lol so i can prep my self for the end of jamming to your beautiful self.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  47. Ashley Duck

    Rihanna your so amazing and talented your always bringing something new I have 3 big posters of u 22 pics of u on wall 2 tops 2011 calender not official one 😦 couldn't find one! But what I wanted to know is are you gonna tour in 2011 or do concert in london or something I wanna pay to meet u nd loved your last girl on earth tour! Your beautiful x

    November 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  48. jalen

    HI RIHANNA

    i would like to know what is loud going to sound like?
    and will there be any songs that are pop/rock like rated r?

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE RATED R AND I HOPE THAT LOUD WILL BE JUST AS AMAZING!

    AND ALSO IF YOU DO NOT WIN BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS THIS YEAR THEY ARE CHEATING YOU BECAUSE RATED R WAS THE POP ALBUM OF 2009 AND 2010(and im not just sayin that because im a fan)

    thats all ,LOVE YOU BYEEEE!!

    November 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  49. Alex Casimiro

    Hi Rihanna, I am a great fun of yours though I am 49. Any future plans for a concert in Angola.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  50. Leonardo De Paula

    when you come to Brazil?

    November 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  51. Brandy

    From Las Vegas... Are you associated with any political party? How do you feel about politics?

    November 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  52. Alistair

    Rihanna, yuh comin' Scotland again? If so try and come Aberdeen and rock this place it too quiet! Keep de Trident flying high.

    A Bajan in Scotland.

    Alistair

    November 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  53. Aya

    Hi there Rihanna! Aya from Egypt here. I'm a huge fan of your abilities; particularly how you can switch so easily from an upbeat album like Good Girl Gone Bad, to a sober and very emotional album filled with soulful lyrics like Rated R; and now to something that can make any person want to get out of his/her seat and sing along to your upbeat songs [and so far Loud looks like its going to be amazing].

    I have many questions but the most important one to mind so far is : What will you, a successful and talented artist like yourself, do to stay on top of the charts or at least to be successful in the next 5-10 years or even more? Will you stay to this upbeat style or will move into a different style? Just something that I have been wondering about for a while now 🙂 I love you and wish you all the best as a fan!

    November 2, 2010 at 12:26 am | Reply
  54. G

    Hi, Rihanna–

    After suffering domestic violence at the hands of your then-boyfriend Chris Brown, what kind of a message do you think you are sending young fans when you sing lyrics about rough sex, such as "I like the way you pull my hair"?

    November 2, 2010 at 1:09 am | Reply
  55. Home drums beat first and foremost

    Will you as an ambassador for Barbados, you do remember the title given to you a while back right...??? cool, be home to grace us with your presence for the Funeral of the person who did so much for you...??? The Prime Minister, remember him right...?? Shook your hand, glowing tributes, blah blah blah yada yada.....!!!

    I mean just a question??

    November 2, 2010 at 1:33 am | Reply
  56. mr ed

    When will you stop marking up that beautiful brown skin with those ridiculous tattoos? Wouldn't it be cheaper to get a notice board to remind yourself every day?

    Just a thought from a fellow Cawmerian!!

    Up and on!!

    November 2, 2010 at 1:40 am | Reply
  57. Jonathan Clark

    Hi Rihanna,

    I'm an aspiring remixer/producer. I would love an opportunity to do a professional remix of one of your songs (preferably in the 125-130bpm range). How would I go about pursuing that goal?

    November 2, 2010 at 1:44 am | Reply
  58. Thomas

    Hi Rihanna,

    I am one of your various fans, and I want to say tank’s for your nice and amazing music. It colour up my scanty free time and I enjoy to listen your music to relax. I am from Austria, but I work in China at the moment, it is a hard but interesting work – I like it – specially
    when I can listen to your music 🙂

    What was your feeling, when you decide to leave your home and start to become a singer?
    What so you think now – was it the right decision?
    What kind of music did you listen, during your concert tours and in the hotels when you have a little free time – if you have?

    I hope, you go one to produce such kind of wonderful music and perhaps I can see you live in one of your concerts.

    Tank’s and good luck for the future – perhaps you will answer me and I can hear more form you Th.

    November 2, 2010 at 1:49 am | Reply
  59. paula florindo

    Rihanna, I'm from Chile and there is a lot of violence against women in this country. When that kind of violence happens here, it's totally normal to see the girls going back to their tortures, but when we hear something like that happening in the United States, it makes us believe that the mention in the reality is much bigger than we hear on the news, out of your country. When you became a victim of violence from your boyfriend, you imediately went to the police and later you got back together with him. Can we say that it happened because the news is falling in the United States and girls are not warned about violence? Why it took time to realize the impact of your actions on girls all over the world? And if you were not famous, would you stand with the break up rather than follow your heart and instincts to get back together with Chris Brown?

    November 2, 2010 at 2:07 am | Reply
  60. DJ C.

    Hello Rihanna, my name is DJ and I am writing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    My question is how do you keep up with that much of a change in 5 years ?

    November 2, 2010 at 2:26 am | Reply
  61. Absaman

    what would life be without music.everyday i'm woking hard all day long. praying,wishing,hoping that oneday i would have a chance to wach you play live in a big city like NEWYORK. i have wached you play live once in NIGERIA,but some magic were missing.this time i want all.oh what a great joy it will be.passport to HEAVEN.i love ur magic REHANNA

    November 2, 2010 at 3:13 am | Reply
  62. Salem Mohammed

    Hey Rihanna 😀

    First of all congratulations with your 2 singles being a hit and welcome back after the Rated R album which I personally did not like.

    Anyway, I am just here to say hi. Loved your performances on SNL btw!

    And this is a hello from everyone here in Dubai !!

    -Salem

    November 2, 2010 at 4:05 am | Reply
  63. foot lover

    i love ur feet they look really sexy

    November 2, 2010 at 7:02 am | Reply
  64. foot lover

    i love your feet

    November 2, 2010 at 7:03 am | Reply
  65. victor nalo

    I am from Kenya, i wish you could maybe one day come for perfomance in my country. there are also fans these sides. please make a day and visit us.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:01 am | Reply
  66. victor nalo

    hi Rihanna,
    i thought maybe you can sing in swahili or do a collabo with our local artists in Kenya. i always think it can be a crazy song, what do you think about that?

    November 2, 2010 at 9:04 am | Reply
  67. Craig

    Hello, i'm writing from Germany. As the parent of a daughter who was a huge fan of yours, I would like to ask why an enormous amount of time passed by before you made a public comment about your abusive relationship with Chris Brown. You are a role model to many young people in this world. How about a public service announcement denouncing abusive relationships. I think you owe it too your many young fans and I think it could definately help in stoping the violence.
    Thank you for your time and honesty regarding this issue.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:09 am | Reply
  68. Viliam

    Hi, Riri 😀 I love you, you are my favourite singer. Thank you for your amazig songs!:D I wanted to ask you if there will be any bonuses in your album Loud....and the song Who's That Chick is David Guetta single?

    November 2, 2010 at 10:54 am | Reply
  69. Viliam

    and another thing: in one interview you mentioned the song "Straight Up Beautiful" /some people say "Scared of Beautiful"..what happened to this song?...it's not in the tracklist 😀

    I very enjoyed your SNL and X-factor appearances..will you appear somewhere else?:D I know only about EMA and AMA

    And come someday to Slovakia :DThaaaanks

    November 2, 2010 at 11:18 am | Reply
  70. Elegra

    First of all, I want to say Thank You. Sharing your pain with the world could not have been easy but you knew that it would help countless people trapped in unhealthy relationships, so keep shining a light on Domestic Violence issues. My question for you is are you going to continue to study and play the drums? It was a really great look for you and it's obvious that you have a natural affinity for it, so please tell us that you're going to keep it up. #RihannaNavy loves you always.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:28 am | Reply
  71. Gillian

    Rihanna, After sharing your story about abuse you suffered a lot of backlash from urban radio, Chris Brown followers, Wendy Williams, and some bloggers. How have you managed to maintain your resolve after all this negative mud slinging? Also, Chris Brown has eluded to you abusing him during the fight, he's written a track called, Deuces which I believe is directed towards you, and he has called you vindictive, so how do you feel about Chris Brown now? Do you really believe he's changed?

    November 2, 2010 at 11:49 am | Reply
  72. MelisA

    hi Rihanna:
    Are you ever going to perform in the Caribbean?? esp in Guyana. We love you.

    Melisa.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | Reply
  73. BaLOUDinn

    Hi Rihanna! I'm one of your LOUDEST fans in Turkey. Everyday I listen you almost nonstop. 😀
    We love you so much.!!! I have been your concert in Istanbul, Kuruçeşme Arena. IT was

    wonderful and it is an unforgotten day in my life. 😀 Whatever, my question is;

    – Do you think to come to Turkey again?
    (You have a lot of fans in Turkey. :D)

    – When will be released "What's My Name" video?

    I want to have your photograph with me. 😀 Sometimes, I've seen the photos with your fans.

    When I see them, I am jealous. 😀

    Whatever, If you come to Turkey again, we will be pleased with it and at the same time you

    will be show your love to your TURKISH fans. 😀

    If you will answer my questions, I'm very very very..... pleased with YOU.

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

    P.S.2. I LOVE YOU. I ❤ U, I ❤ U......... WE LOVE U. 😀

    November 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  74. BaLOUDinn

    Hi Rihanna! I'm one of your LOUDEST fans in Turkey. Everyday I listen you almost nonstop. 😀
    We love you so much.!!! I have been your concert in Istanbul, Kuruçeşme Arena. IT was wonderful and it is an unforgotten day in my life. 😀 Whatever, my question is;

    – Do you think to come to Turkey again?
    (You have a lot of fans in Turkey. :D)

    – When will be released "What's My Name" video?

    I want to have your photograph with me. 😀 Sometimes, I've seen the photos with your fans. When I see them, I am jealous. 😀

    Whatever, If you come to Turkey again, we will be pleased with it and at the same time you will be show your love to your TURKISH fans. 😀

    If you will answer my questions, I'm very very very..... pleased with YOU.

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

    P.S.2. I LOVE YOU. I ❤ U, I ❤ U......... WE LOVE U. 😀

    November 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  75. Abdulkarim

    Hi Rihanna.
    First i want to tell you dat u are beautifully girl.
    My question is dat
    Do you have a child?
    If you don't have will you ready to take my heart coz i like to get baby with you.
    Also i appriciate your work.
    I love you

    November 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  76. Hi from Barbados

    Hey Rihanna,
    I was one of the lucky few to win tickets to see you perform way back when at the Barbados Hilton. I took my 10 year old son with me. When next could we expect to see you here? We are huge fans and very proud of you.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Reply
  77. Nnenna

    Hi Rihanna, my name's Nnenna from Los Angeles! I'm a HUGE STAN and can't wait to get LOUD with you!!!

    Qu 1:- Are you gonna do a movie before Battleship comes out in 2012? I can't wait that long to see you on the big screen. Perhaps a comedy with Andy Samberg before then?! LOL!

    Qu 2:- Do you set goals for yourself like I wanna get this amount of Grammys or awards by a certain time or get a certain number of #1 hits or set out to break records or do you just go with the flow?!

    I LOVE YOU RIRI!!! Yep, you know this!!!:-*

    November 3, 2010 at 12:54 am | Reply
  78. The Wig Snatcher

    Rihanna sis, why are you famous?

    You're a flop who can't sell albums or tours and is nothing more than a puppet of Def Scam. What's tea?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:32 am | Reply
  79. dhani

    You mad cause you will never be like Beyoncé?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:35 am | Reply
  80. Katie

    What is your favorite song out of your whole discography?

    Love you forever! ❤
    Katie from Portland.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:38 am | Reply
  81. Bobby

    Hey Rih! Can you please tweet more? The Navy would love to see what you have to say! And please stop wearing fur! Thanks!

    November 3, 2010 at 1:43 am | Reply
  82. Charlie

    Give us a hint of your song "Cheers", and what do you think of the canadian Avril Lavigne?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:43 am | Reply
  83. Willow Smith

    Rihanna I hope you're not still mad about me snatching your wig. http://twitpic.com/33aztz I was wondering if you'd like to open for me on my world tour. It'll be bigger venues than you're used to, but I'm sure you'll be able to adjust. 🙂

    November 3, 2010 at 1:44 am | Reply
  84. ATRLFinest

    Can you tell us how the casting couch process went with you? How much loads did you have to digest to get a signed?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:46 am | Reply
  85. Jasmine

    Hey rihanna girl. I got one simple question why can't you entertain so good like the likes of a Ciara or Beyonce. I mean your songs are fire but live no ma'am get it together. What is your take on Willow, I mean she obviously adore but lil girl can't be going around outsinging you on your songs. Sounding like it should on key and hitting the right notes. What are we going to do about her? I got a lil cousin keke that could handle that. Chris, will you ever forever his barbaric actions? TeamRihanna love you boo.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:46 am | Reply
  86. Shawn

    I'm your biggest fan but I was really disappointed when Rated R flopped, how did you feel about it?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:47 am | Reply
  87. Willow Smith

    Rihanna I hope you're not still mad about me snatching your wig+++http://twitpic.com/33aztz+++I was wondering if you'd like to open for me on my world tour. It'll be bigger venues than you're used to, but don't worry I'll coach you. 🙂

    November 3, 2010 at 1:47 am | Reply
  88. Shawn

    Hi Rihanna,

    Why are you setting yourself up for another #1 album failure? Taylor or Susan might snatch the color-dyed horse hair.

    Thanks for answering! MUCH LOVE!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:02 am | Reply
  89. islay_Your_FAV

    HI, Queen, as you should be named! as i kneel to the floor and bow to your presence i just need you to know that your flawless god like beauty slays us all! my question is would you ever put out a "DIVA" album and or track, i know there are some "HEAVY" girls in the industry that feels the need to fling their hair on stage like they are having a heart attack, would you ever get raunchy in one of your performances? i mean get up on stage and show these lessors what its like to be an ISLAND DIVA. thank you queen! please bless us with your response!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:22 am | Reply
  90. Duca

    Why did you become such a bimbo?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  91. ratedJJ

    Hey Rih,

    Do you often lurk on your fansites to see what your stans think of you and in what scale they support you? Rihannadaily really supports you in a massive scale, but i guess u already know!!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  92. Ronald

    Rihanna,

    What's on your iPod? What kind of music helps you get through a really rough day?

    November 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  93. annette

    hi rihanna.
    love your music image and drive and determination for someone so young i myself lived in barbados whereone of my parents, my mother is from, between age of 10 and 16 a group of us school girls got together with the help of my former head misstress of stow primary and produced the song christimas is the season we as kids back then were always interested in singing. I am singing in concerts at my university where i have been involved in a few courses since 2006 singing all styles of music how do you deal with nerves when singing in front of a fairly large audience sometimes im ok sometimes im not. i also need to know how do you dance and sing so clearly the notes, i would be out of breath which usually is the case. Do you have any intention of touring london in the near future. I read that your family is also brathwaite from st george my family is also brathwaite from st george maybe they know each other. i would like to see you perform live at one of the london concerts. thanks you're a great inspiration to others keep doing what you do.im proud of you! LONDON, ENGLAND U.K

    November 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  94. Cindy

    Hi Rihanna!!!

    I love youu so much! Can't wait to buy LOUD!
    My question is: would you like to collaborate with Lady Gaga?

    November 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  95. Stew

    Robyn Rihanna wat`s up,
    I sent you a few greetings on you newsletter,just wonderin if you received them.My name is Stewart and I`m from Jamaica.I like your single `What`s My Name`and I don`t like,I luv the single ~Rude Boy`.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  96. LUCa

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    November 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Reply

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