Rihanna might have missed out on a Grammy this year, but the award for the biggest transformation definitely has her name on it. It’s only March, but we reckon 2017’s shaping up to be RiRi’s year.
And we’re told the singer is in a period of total reinvention (‘Ri-invention’, if you will) after a turbulent year that’s seen her on-off again with Drake, squabbling in public with Azealia Banks – and, as always, dealing with her ex Chris Brown. Now, our sources reveal that following her 29th birthday, Ri’s making some big changes.
‘Rihanna has been steadily shedding her party image,’ an insider tells us. ‘Part of her will always be a bad girl, but that isn’t what she wants to be known for any more. She’s evolving and wants her image to reflect that.’
We’re told that’s why the singer was so happy finally to be recognised for her charity work. Last week, Rihanna was presented with the prestigious Harvard University Humanitarian of The Year Award. Harvard is said to have chosen Ri because of her work with several organisations: she helped build an oncology centre in Barbados and created the Clara Lionel Foundation (named after her grandparents), which helps support and fund education and health programmes across the world. Now it’s been announced that Dior is teaming up with the charity to produce ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ T-Shirts, with a pe