I’m gonna say it outside of the tag:
Rihanna has held her own in this era beside /against Beyoncé and I am proud of her. NONE of the other girls who have “flopped” are immigrants navigating this culture and the industry, much less the fact she was only supposed to be a summer song TEN years ago. Throw unnecessary shade all day, but this is more than proof she ain’t going nowhere-and I mean, y'all been waiting since Rated R, so dust to you anyway. Her and Beyoncé are the ONLY ones at BET, MTV, Grammy’s, etc.
And no, her and Beyoncé don’t ever need to collaborate and it’s not a diss that they haven’t ( Y'all really waiting on a dusty ass Put it In a Love Song video that’s never gonna happen-no way Bey likes that song ANYWAY. Neither Video Phone or Telephone remix were THAT needed. Feeling Myself, the record itself, wasn’t even all that either). She was hella young when they met, and there’s still an age difference that I feel plays a part. If it ain’t DC members, Blue’s daddy, or a man ( Usher, JT, Luther) the collab is always below her musically in some way.