Sources report that pop culture queen Rihanna has finally reached her breaking point. After dominating the music industry for seven years, the Barbados bombshell could be facing time… in rehab. Rihanna continued to indulge in reckless partying even after her battle with dehydration and exhaustion. Close friends and business partners are seriously worried about her health while Jay-Z threatened to drop her from the Roc Nation label.
The world has coined Rihanna as an R&B rebel, accepting her bad girl antics as a means of self-expression. But family and friends believe her excessive partying and reckless drinking has gone too far. “I think she desperately needs help and some time off—not just from work but from all other stresses in her life, too,” said a close friend in an interview with Look magazine. “She’s reached a breaking point. Ri says she’s physically and mentally exhausted and feeling lost.”
Rihanna’s emotional displacement and apparent loneliness has seeped into the world of social media. Look magazine claimed that Rihanna’s constant updating of fans and sharing pictures and news via twitter are signs that she is battling with Narcissistic Personality Disorder—a constant need for attention and admiration.
But attention should be the least of the singer’s worries. Rihanna is the center of attention in New York City’s Times Square, dominating the city streets with a gigantic billboard that displays her vibrant red locks and nude body. With only her arms and legs covering her private parts, Rihanna takes Rebelle, her latest fragrance, to the next promotional level. She described the fragrance as a symbol of girl empowerment, explaining: “My new fragrance is about taking control but still being a lady.”
The billboard’s release was a bold statement, attesting to Rihanna’s musical influence and star quality. The advertisement debuted just after she was accused of using a body double in her most recent Armani Jeans commercial. Some think the billboard was an attempt to counteract these accusations, proving that the banging body you catch in the commercial is the same physique you see on the billboard. But will all the attention she has attained through promotional ads and musical endeavors end the rock star’s career?
Manager, confidant and father figure Jay-Z apparently believes so, threatening to drop the 24-year-old from the Roc Nation record label if she does not seek help in rehab. Jay-Z has ordered Rihanna to get her life together before it’s too late. Outraged by Ri Ri’s failure to catch a business flight to the UK, Jay reportedly yelled at the star, angrily stating, “Go to rehab now or I’ll drop you from the label,” according to the British magazine Closer. Rihanna does not agree with her manager’s demands but has no choice but to abide by poppa Jay’s rules. Rihanna later denied that she missed the flight due to illness, insisting she needed more time with her family, particularly her grandmother, who is suffering from cancer.