I hate when stupid people say things like "I miss the old Rihanna, she was ______"
You all are aware of the fact that she was 17 when she released her first album, right? Are you all also aware of the fact that she is 24 years old now, a grown ass woman?
As artists grow older and mature, their music does the same. As people in general grow older, they change, develop and mature.
Do you act and dress the same way you did 7 years ago? I would hope not (and if you do then you have a problem)…so why do stupid people expect/want Rihanna to? No big time artist comes out with the same exact music they did when they first came out…and no grown ass woman acts the same way she did when she was a teenager.