Rihanna completely changes her tune about past drinking

Last summer Rihanna told Maxim Magazine’s German edition that she’d never been drunk in her life. She was asked “Did you ever get wasted?” and replied “I do like to go out. Here in Europe I [am] allowed to drink alcohol. I never have been really drunk. One, two cocktails, that’s it.” Rihanna is 20 years old and was 19 when that interview was conducted. The singer is from Barbados, where the drinking age is 18 but younger teens are allowed to drink when they’re with their parents.

Rihanna changed her story in a recent interview, saying she did get drunk as a young teen, but she added that she “wasn’t exactly in Amy Winehouse mode.” Rihanna’s father was addicted to crack when she was a child and she’s admitted in the past that seeing her father in that state was a powerful lesson:

Rihanna spent her time as a teenager in Barbados getting drunk with her friends — but insists she never “went over the top” like Amy Winehouse.

“I’d go out and get drunk, but that’s what teenage girls do in Barbados,” the singer, 20, says of her rebellious phase at the age 14.

“The country’s pretty laid-back about the legal age for drinking. But I never went too over the top,” she tells Britain’s Live magazine.

“I wasn’t exactly in Amy Winehouse mode. I’d seen what alcohol and drugs had done to my dad and I wasn’t going to follow in his footsteps. I knew my limits when I was a kid and I still do.

“If I go to a club, I go for the sounds. I go out to have fun, to dance and laugh at people fighting or dressed like whores. I might have a few drinks, but I don’t get tipsy too easily. I don’t ever get to the point where I want to throw up, can’t stand up straight or say things I’m likely to regret in the morning.”

[From Showbizspy via Gossip Rocks]

A lot of teenagers do that, but why did she say she’d never been drunk before? The original “I never have been really drunk” article was in German but my husband translated it for me and that’s exactly what she said unless she was misquoted. Maybe by really drunk she meant falling down, but her definition seems to have changed. It’s also pretty rude to use a notorious addict and fellow singer as a comparison.

Rihanna had another recent interview in which she skirted the issue of whether she’s broke or not. Her ex business manager claimed that Rihanna only had $20,000 to her name after her other manager invested all her money into her career and music videos. Rihanna said she “stays on top” of her money but didn’t really acknowledge the rumors:

“I get business reports all the time because it’s my money. And I stay on top by living it, breathing it, thinking about it every day and every night.”

[From ONTD]

So she admits that she’s consumed by the situation whatever it may be. Rihanna must be so busy thinking about her money that she doesn’t remember what she was up to a few years ago.

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  1. lori says:

    Remember what Bill Cosby and Oprah say: Sign your own checks. Even if you pay late, sign your own damned checks…Then, your money people wont spend your money in places they shouldn’t.

  2. Lola says:

    If Britney can take us for a ride about her virginity. Sitting demurely on Oprah and telling us that she is setting an example when she all along lost it at 14. I am not believing any words coming out of stars mouths unless it makes sense to do so.

  3. Diva says:

    Lola… maybe I’m too rational, but when I read a piece of gossip and then I see it’s been disproven, I don’t still believe the original piece of gossip.

    I’m funny that way, though.

  4. LondonParis says:

    Could she have meant that she’s never been REALLY drunk in her life? Like, schwasted? Because that makes more sense, and it also seems to be what she’s saying in the newer interview.

  5. mamalama says:

    I digress…

    but anyone else think that dress and those shoes are a tragedy?

  6. sam says:

    “laugh at people fighting or DRESSED LIKE WHORES….”

    Not to judge her too harshly but what does she think she dresses like for performances?

    She does have a great body though and should use it while shes got it.

  7. mae says:

    she is the first woman I’ve ever seen whose legs are more tan than her upper body. Is that airbrushing?

  8. Bodhi says:

    I can see how, as an up & coming star, she wouldn’t want to broadcast her shenanigans. But she still shouldn’t have lied about it.

  9. Star says:

    To Mae:
    Two possibilities:
    Brown people tan. She probably uses more sun protection up top than on the legs.
    She is slightly darker on the legs. My nephew’s body is like a brown color scale. He’s slightly darker on his legs than up top and it changes gradually. And, the darker you are, the easier you tan, so the legs tan faster than the rest.

  10. L says:

    Her face looks flawless! What I’d do for that kind of skin…

  11. Natasha says:

    Her thighs make it obvious she’s finding empty calories somewhere.. probably booze.. whew

  12. maggie says:

    rihanna is lovely but i know she was once wasted, we all were once upon a time really!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. shanes says:

    hi, i heard an interview with rihanna and an Australian radio personality. he asked her about being broke and she denied it. she said her business manager was not even a woman, it is two men.

  14. Ciara says:

    well here c u love writting the articile u sound a bit jealous like!! what did you not drink when u were younger and yeah she obvo meant she hadnt been really drunk like how u see teenage young people running around these days drunk and cant walk straight obvo she had a drink but not to much so wise up in stop making bitchy we comments.

  15. nicole says:

    she turnt a ryt emo coz she going out wid chris brown he a emo off stage 8) 😆 😆