Rihanna loves stealing wine glasses from restaurants and here's why
Veritable "it" girl of the entertainment industry, Rihanna never disappoints when it comes to keeping the masses inspired. Whether she's picking up yet another Grammy award or delivering a sartorial touchdown, the 30-year-old has mastered the art of having multiple hyphens to her name. Certainly, the makeup line that she launched last year, Fenty Beauty, provides people of colour with the most diverse range of skin shades seen in a commercial venture.
As such, it's common knowledge that RiRi can do no wrong - even when, you know, she is actually doing something wrong...
Rihanna and some of her Ocean's 8 costars appeared on The Graham Norton Show last week to promote the all-female venture, and the television presenter took the opportunity to quiz the songstress-cum-entrepreneur about her, er, kleptomaniac tendencies.
The host showed a series of paparazzi pics of Rihanna leaving bars and restaurants with full wine glasses in hand. On multiple occasions, it appears that the Work singer was ready to leave but hadn't finished her drink so naturally, she just took it with her, receptacle and all.
The 30-year-old, however, was quick on the defensive with a slew of logical explanations. "That might have been one that I took to the club," she said about one of the snaps, and about another she asserted "I took that back to the hotel that I took it from."
The best part of the exchange has to be when Rihanna seemingly developed a conscience about the whole thing. "My mom is gonna see this. Sorry, Mom," she concluded.
Only, RiRi, right?
While we would never condone stealing, we're talking about Rihanna here, so we just have to give her a pass. I mean, is it really stealing when you don't try to hide it, and the bar in question is undoubtedly profiting from the promo? I don't think so.
Watch the entire segment below...
In other Ocean's 8 news, hairstylist to the stars, Yusef Williams, recently disclosed that Rihanna specifically requested that her character Nine Ball wear locs in the upcoming film. "We thought it would be strong," Williams said. "Her locs would maintain that tie to Africa. She'd keep her accent. She wasn't just going to be some American girl in this movie. Nine Ball is still a Caribbean girl that just happens to be in America."
"All in all, the locs are just really badass. I couldn't imagine her character without them," Williams continued, before elaborating on the process behind it all:
"Production gave us a lot of freedom to create her character visually and play with her look. Gary and wardrobe trusted that we would just nail it. We wanted this girl to be cool, chill, and very minimal. She would wear the same things over and over again. But I think the one thing she probably cared about the most was her hair. When people have locs, it's kind of like their crown. It's their pride and joy. It's like a flower... you gotta nourish it and watch it grow. Hair played a really big part in who Nine Ball came to be."
Well, it certainly appears that Rihanna doesn't do things by halves - whether that's making sure she finishes her glass of pinot noir, or ensuring that her acting gigs have plenty of substance behind them...