Rihanna Sticks Up Middle Finger In a Picture With Her Mother, Is She Disrespectful?

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Rihanna took her mother shopping for her birthday in Beverly Hills. She also stuck up her middle finger in a picture witih her mother.

Rihanna and her mother Monica Fenty

by Maria Lloyd

Everyone knows there isn’t a monolithic approach to parenting. Some parents are known to have an ultra liberal household where children are allowed to candidly voice their opinions, use profanity, and/or drink alcohol in the presence of their parents. On the other end of the spectrum, you have households that are militant: children’s opinions aren’t heard, profanity is punishable by death (not really, I’m jesting), and drugs and alcohol are an instant indication that you’re prepared to live life on your own.

Celebrities are often criticized for living unconventional lifestyles as it pertains to their interaction with their family, the religion they choose to follow, how they spend their money, etc. The latest person in question is “bad girl” Rihanna. Everyone knows the pop star is no stranger to controversy and voicing her opinion. In fact, she seems to take pride in her rebellious image. Staying true to her reputation, she raised eyebrows when she tweeted a photo of  herself “flipping the bird” sitting next to her mother. She later tweeted, “Getting comfy! I always feel so safe and at home laying just like this on her lap!…. The way she looks at me is as epic as the way Dolly looked at me! Love u mommy #AriesLife…Me and Mama Fenty doing some bday damage! She’s radical man! #phuckyobirthday,” with her head resting in her mother’s lap. So, here’s the question: Is she disrespecting her mother by sticking up her middle finger? Of course, that depends on who you ask. As previously mentioned, different households operate in different ways. 

Last year, Snoop Dogg was heavily criticized for smoking weed with his son. Although his son, Cordell Calvin Broadus, was the proud recipient of a football scholarship from UCLA, he later dropped out of college to pursue his rap career fulltime, cccording to GlobalGrind.

How do you feel about Rihanna and Snoop Dogg’s family dynamics?

Maria Lloyd (@WritingsByMaria) is the Business Manager for the Your Black World Network. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and an advocate of dismantling the prison industrial complex, increasing entrepreneurship, reforming education, and eradicating poverty.


81 Comment

  1. She’s grown, and if she thinks being picture acting like a foolish, sinister and childish jerk while sitting next to her mother is fine, then it’s fine.

    But, how many (how old is she – 25) twenty-something year olds would do that, have done that?

    • If her mother isn’t complaining, they why should the rest of the world? It’s not our concern.

      Our only disposition is to judge whether or not she, or this picture, is offensive to us, individually. And if it is, you don’t have to support her work, her publicity, publicity stunts or the propaganda machine that fuels her image, any mother.

      End of story.

  2. She acts like a child. her mother, actually looks as if she is enjoying her daughter’s behavior.

    Money and fame, does not allow one to be disrespectful.

    We do not know, why she is behaving in this manner, this seems to be the norm for her lately.

  3. I’m getting frustrated with these articles that start off with one story and then ends with another….focus and keep it simple please.

  4. Noneya

  5. Nope. She is letting you know exactly what she really thinks of us. That rapper "TI" or whatever, does it too. They're basically telling black people, thanks for the money, idiots, and we're with the white folks… eff you.

  6. Aren’t we getting a little too old to still be flicking off the camera in pictures anyway?? Seriously, find a new pose. By the time you’re out of middle school you should be over shit like that. It’s such a childish thing to do.

  7. Shameful, shamful! Frankly, aren’t we somewhat tired of this immature behavior? Stop publicizine this shameless behavior

  8. I agree and disagree with the readers; I WON’T EXPLAIN why I agree & disagree however, RI RI is a grown ass woman and I’m not too sure if she was taught basic values that ALL black families teach their children; It’s just up to the kids to embrace, accept, enhance, and use those values in life yet, the Bible does speak about a lost generation, wars, rumors of wars, and a man will come and bring peace to the Middle East.

    I’d just like 24 hours with RI RI; not that I can turn her out because she’s way past that stage yet, that’s my fantasy regardless how many sistahs clown me for wanting this yet, I don’t know a man alive that doesn’t have an ultimate fantasy; women too so I think she’s disrespecting her mother, the TV station, it’s sponsors, and I won’t be shocked if a lot of sponsors start dropping RI RI. Overall, she just speaks her mind and in a way I do the same yet, in a respectful and cordial way to get my point across regardless what anyone thinks about me. I just wish a lot of these black sites STOP printing all the negatives about our people and start printing the positives.

  9. Mama probally just put her finger down by the time the shutter closed LOOLOL. Like mother like daughter.

  10. I think she would have lost that finger, with me as mom Just saying!

  11. Are yall really serious with that question?

  12. These days you can just about exspect anything with these modern families that lack discipline , structure and just plain kindness from one another. especially when the "child" is bringing in the money. parents look over a lot of misbehaviors in this kind of scenario. but when she starts disrespecting the country by smoking out right when she knows its illegal my suggestion is to deport her ass back to Barbados. see how much money she makes their! yes, I know Snoop Dog does the same thing, and he needs to be handled too. don't they realize kids see their behavior? bottom line they could care less, their in it for the money and fame deal with your own kids. RHIANNA is a bad example for girls and boys.

  13. I agree that she is grown and can do whatever she wants but I just think that these celebrities just don’t understand the power and influence they have over young fans… They can do so much good with that power and show young women how to be ladies but instead people like Rhianna promote trashy behavior. Rhianna is a very talented, beautiful young woman and it is sad that she chooses to sell herself like this because she doesn’t need to.

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