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.
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.
Why are all Rihanna’s products called Fenty? Like her shoes and that as well
— kevin gnapoor (@daddyjiffpom) September 9, 2017
Some fans admitted they thought the Fenty in Fenty Beauty was just something singer pulled out of thin air.
Just found out Fenty is Rihanna’s surname and not just a made up word
— Rhianna 🌸 (@rhiannaoliviab) September 14, 2017
Others were completely flabbergasted to learn that Rihanna wasn’t simply given a mononym at birth.
Wow, we’re shocked to get to know that Fenty is Rihanna’s last name. We had no idea. pic.twitter.com/jasNdiPEui
— Victoria (@fentyshine) September 21, 2017
— Grace Jones’ Spirit (@Hadiya_Spalding) September 19, 2017
Lastly this user admitted what “real” Rihanna fans everywhere were thinking.
FENTY IS RIHANNA’S LAST NAME SAY WHAT 😆😩😩😩 I am the worst fan ever pic.twitter.com/Kp4D6HbdF3
— HENSLEY (@HensleyU) September 12, 2017
Your words not ours.