Rihanna is Fed Up With People Asking Why She Named Her Cosmetics Line Fenty Beauty

Rihanna took to Instagram to post a photo of herself sporting an epic side-eye with the caption, “When people ask how I came up with #FENTY”—referring to her many endeavors, but most recently Fenty Beauty.

The post accomplished the dual task of, showcasing a gorgeous look that could be accomplished with the makeup line, and also promoting awareness of the brand.

when people ask how I came up with #FENTY @fentybeauty

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But why is the multi-hyphenate star over people asking her why decided she to name her line Fenty Beauty? Well, to answer that question we’d have to travel back in time to Saint Michael Parish, Trinidad in 1989.

The date was Febraury 20, and two expectant parents, Monica and Ronald Fenty, were awaiting the birth of their babygirl: Robin ‘Rihanna’ Fenty.

Yes, that’s right, Rihanna named her beauty line after her last name. So you can imagine how the singer might find it a bit odd that “die-hard” fans are just now finding out her actual  surname.

It began with a question. There’s something going on here, some Twitter users theorized. Her clothing lines, makeup and shoes all with that pesky Fenty label. Why? People understandably wanted to get to the bottom of things.

Some fans admitted they thought the Fenty in Fenty Beauty was just something singer pulled out of thin air.


Others were completely flabbergasted to learn that Rihanna wasn’t simply given a mononym at birth.

Lastly this user admitted what “real” Rihanna fans everywhere were thinking.

Your words not ours.


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