With her new album, “Good Girl Gone Bad,” 19-year-old R&B singer, Rihanna, simply wanted her image to change from the “innocent, generic shell” that she felt she had been previously presenting to the world into a more mature perception. However, she’ll probably be careful not to go so “bad,” that she ends up in the revolving door of rehab, like a lot of her famous peers, because of witnessing her father’s struggle against an addiction to crack.
“I just knew that my mom and dad would always argue when there was a foil paper with an ashtray,” she says. “He would just go into the bathroom all the time. I didn’t know what it was. … [But] he knew that to get closer to [his kids], he had to cut that out. And he did.”
I hate when I find out that someone actually has been exposed to someone who smoked crack, or even worse, that they themselves did. It always makes it awkward when they say something ridiculous and you accidentally respond by saying, “Are you smoking CRACK or something?” And you realize that, oops, they just might be.
More photos of Rihanna on the set of a video shoot after the jump.