One of the best known female artists in the world today is Rihanna.
She is a Caribbean pop-culture sensation whose musical achievements have surpassed some of the best-known entertainers in the world.
Born in Barbados, she has been appointed as a peace ambassador for the country after her numerous achievements but most importantly due to her charitable acts.
Her life hasn’t been a fairy tale,and she has come from far and gone through some challenging and tough times in her life.
She is now on the top of the music industry’s list as well as the philanthropic front.
Rihanna is also one of the most humble artists in the world today,and she rarely sparks beef with anyone.
With all that said and done, controversy shadows her every step of her life, she lives in the spotlight,and she rarely does anything without the attention of the media or cameras hovering.
As lovely as she is, she had to keep some secrets with all the things she has gone through until now.
Let’s take a look at some of her dark secrets.
1. Staunch Marijuana Smoker
Rihanna is one of the female artists today who are staunch marijuana smokers.
She might not smoke in public,but she confesses her love for a joint in public.
She was actively involved in the campaign for the legalization of the herb as they call it.
2. Drug Addict Father
Rihanna didn’t come from a stable background. As a matter of fact, her family wasn’t that straight.
Her father was addicted to cocaine, alcohol,and marijuana and this tortured her psychologically. She would cry begging him to stop it!
3. Never Finished High School
She hated school,and that’s one thing she confesses to date.
She dropped out of high school,and she never thought about it again.
It all paid up anyway since she has a plethora of awards and is living the life she always wanted.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio Had a Fling with Her
Though the two still insist they are good friends and they will remain that way, Leonardo and Rihanna had a fling.
To stamp this, a photo was taken by paparazzi where she was kissing Leonardo.
At one time, Rihanna traveled to her hometown for a family event,and Leonardo just happened to be around,and she took him to the event.
Too much coincidence.
5. Nervous Breakdown
Despite being so famous, Rihanna gets so nervous before she goes on stage.
To calm her nerves, she takes one shot of her favorite liquor backstage before performing.
She prefers dark liquor but sometimes switches to vodka.
6. Violent Family
Siblings do fight,but sometimes things get out of hand.
Her family would physically fight,and since Rihanna was the oldest, she was a master at it.
She once hit her brother with a bottle in his face,and her mother was enraged.
7. Witnessed Exorcism
This is the attempted expulsion of evil spirits from a person.
When she was young, Rihanna used to go to church and in the middle of the ceremony someone would start screaming and would be prayed for.
The closest encounter was when she was in her house,and while praying, one girl started screaming and spinning.
She was terrified,but her mother locked her together with other children in her bedroom.
8. Passionate with Drake
Rihanna never talks about it,but she was more than just friends with Drake the rapper.
She, however, left him after Drake,and Chris Brown quarreled because of Rihanna.
Drake has since confessed getting passionate with the singer.
9. Insured Legs
Believe it or not, Rihanna has her legs insured for a whopping $1 million!
10. Severely Brutalized
They say love is blind,but it almost made Rihanna blind.
This is after her then-boyfriend Chris Brown got violent on her,and she had to report it.
She was severely brutalized according to a pictured leaked from the station where she reported the incident.
11. Aspiring Psychologist
If Rihanna wasn’t a singer and she didn’t drop out of school, she would have wanted to study psychology,but she loves what she is doing now.
Thank God she dropped out!
12. She Hates a Perfect Life
One of the things that bother Rihanna the most is when her life is perfect. She doesn’t like a perfect life or smooth sailing.
It is at this time that life isn’t perfect at all.
She instead loves challenges.
13. She Banned Umbrellas in Her UK Concert
When performing in the UK, she had to prohibit fans from bringing umbrellas.
She was afraid they would hurt each other trying to replicate the moves she does in the video.
14. Claustrophobic Career
During the beginning of her career, Rihanna felt claustrophobic.
She wasn’t allowed to wear too revealing clothes or red lipstick.
15. Sneaks Up on People
One thing that Rihanna enjoys is pranking people.
Before her shows, she sneaks into the audience and takes selfies sometimes or to just scare the shit out of people.