Rihanna went as weed for Halloween and I thought that was per her usual “Doing the Most” that we’ve come to expect, tolerate but not love from her. She’s hellbent on letting us know that she’s a rebel. She will grab our faces, wear the t-shirt, color her hair aubergine and tattoo it on herself just so we know. I’m not sure about you, but I’m pretty over it.
ABC7′s affiliate WJLA is reporting that Rihanna is releasing her “unapologetic” CD for $250.
TWO HUNNID AND FIDDY DOLLARS. American dollars, not pesos.
‘The $250 “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box” includes a 40 page custom notebook with lyrics and notes from Rihanna, a handwritten note to fans, and a t-shirt, among other items. The album will be available on November 16.’
So they’re coming out with a Barney bag of random goodies but essentially, we’re expected to pay $250 for a CD. In 2012. From Rihanna.
And the album cover is Rihanna naked with words badly placed all over her. Oh. So I take it that this $250 for the CD isn’t going to pay someone who’s actually an expert at Photoshop? Got it. (-__-)
They’re calling the package Diamonds Executive Platinum Box to make folks be all “OOOOO THAT SOUNDS SPECIAL!” You might as well call it THE BOX IS GONNA BE SHINY AND FANCY AND TRUST US IT’S WORTH IT!
Unless Rihanna is singing with the voice of the late, great Whitney Houston, NAWL. No ma’am! I be letting Pon De Forehead cook sometimes but no country for this $250 album. FAH WUT? I haz questions! So many of them. Like does this album fold my fitted sheets??? Is it made of melted pennies? Does it make me lunch?
I mean, really.
I enjoy RiRi’s music as much as the next person with lowered expectations but $250 for an album makes NO sense to me and I wonder whose idea it was. I wanna know who is responsible for this. Someone musta said “We should charge people $250 for a CD lunchbox full of random crap.” And who was the person who seconded the motion? In the time of iTunes, what would make an artist and their team decide to release a $250 album? That’s ill-informed at BEST and foolish at fact.
Only music I’m paying $250 to hear is a heavenly compilation from Whitney Houston featuring Michael Jackson, James Brown and Gerald Levert. And with Ray Charles on the piano. Rocking out for Jesus!
Ain’t NOBODY got TAHM to hear Rihanna sing shakily for $250. I could do that for free if I sing in front of a fan. Or record myself singing a Brian McKnight ballad while I’m in the shower. O_O
I want Rihanna and her peoples to think twice about this. It makes no sense. Do they REALLY think her Navy or whatever are gonna shell out $250? And if they do, I must find out why.
$250 is a NorthFace jacket. Or really nice boots. Or a shopping trip to Target. Something besides 12 tracks of pop, dance and techno. I’m just saying.
So yeah… who’s buying this?