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Rihanna is Charging $250 for a CD. FAH WUT?

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.

Rihanna unapologetic cd

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

No Time For that gif

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?

19 Comments

  1. November 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    $250?! Right here at Christmas? For an album that will have ballads that I will skip right over?
    Nawl. Unless Riri is going to hand deliver it and show me those dance moved from “Rude Boy” this ain’t happening.

  2. Snake Eyes
    November 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I think Chrissy Brown hit her in the head to hard cause she is wrong for this….#thanksforreading

  3. Christie
    November 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm — Reply

    Chris Brown’s bow tie gave her some bad advice. Doesn’t she know people don ‘t even buy CDs anymore?

    • God'sGift to Ratchetness
      November 2, 2012 at 1:41 am — Reply

      #DEAD

  4. Nahjee
    November 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    Girl, let me tell you something U better pray no navy member see this cuz they gonna call you all types of names. The navy don’t know how to act they will think you dissing or disrespecting Rihanna.. You should go on That grape juice site they are all there going buck wild over anybody who disrespects Rihanna.

    I just hope they don’t find this site cuz you would have to pack some heat!

  5. KayMac
    November 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    Nawl, Riri…just NAWL!!!

  6. Ms. D
    November 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm — Reply

    For $250, that whole box set better keep the lights on, provide 4G LTE phone service, fry chicken, and braid hair!

    • StillSuga
      November 2, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

      Done and done! Lmao!

    • Missy
      November 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm — Reply

      LMAO

  7. November 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    I am not supplying her weed habit with no damn $250. That is groceries. Lots of porn DVDs and just so much more that will give me pleasure than that bleating goat.

  8. Tiffany
    November 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    When I first saw this fuckery I said Luvvie is gonna slay her. Team Bad Decisions strikes again. Chile but there are people in that damn Navy of hers that will buy this crap. I dont think they realize you can get as many pictures of her as you want off the damn internet for free. Im with you Luvvie so many questions and not enough damn answers.

  9. Asia
    November 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    Clearly her weed is laced with some other substances if she really thinks people are going to buy a CD in 2012 let alone pay $250 for that garbage! There are just certain “celebrities” that I just want them to go away and Rihanna is one of them ugh!

  10. MsZ
    November 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    Unless that hoeheffa gonna pay my car note…NOPE. I dont even like her, imo, she has NO talent whatsoeva. For her to charge $250?!?Girl please. #gitthahellon

  11. milaxx
    November 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    I won’t be buying it, but I can tell you the Rhi Rhi stans will go hard for that.

    In my youth there were a few artist I loved. Loved enough that I could be no further back than 5th row at the concert, that I flew planes and booked hotels to see. Back in my obsessed youth, I would have hear a deal like this and been the first in line.

    I’m grown with a house and real bills now. I don’t have time for that kind of foolishness, but I can see this selling.

    • ST
      November 2, 2012 at 2:20 am — Reply

      But you right sis. It will sell.

  12. God'sGift to Ratchetness
    November 2, 2012 at 1:36 am — Reply

    does it come with a bj? and then is there a $200 mail in rebate?

  13. November 2, 2012 at 7:36 am — Reply

    $250 puts gas in the car for WEEKS! For some folks this money is the amount they pay for child daycare. I know I can do some damage at DSW, Off-Broadway, AND Payless. And everything mentioned here actually has use. Rihanna and her caterwauling and shaky-assed yodel singing is not useful nor worth any amount of $250.

    Even a compilation of all Whitney’s greatest hits did not cost $250. Sheesh, I guess entertainers think we will fall for any old thing.

    BTW – I am a 20-year Navy veteran and I am not co-signing on any of her foolery. Maybe I am an old head but I cannot jump on this bandwagon just because she played a Sailor in a movie based on a tired-assed Hasbro game.

    Luvvie, where do you find these GIFs? These are EVERYTHING and I am here for all your craziness! (As long as you ain’t charging $250!)

  14. November 2, 2012 at 10:58 am — Reply

    Thanks for this post Luvvie. I was wondering the same thing when I saw that in the news. Like, $250? For what? lol…

    and I was just thinking about getting a North Face coat! These train tracks are already getting cold.

  15. November 3, 2012 at 1:35 am — Reply

    If the CD is made of actual diamonds, yes. And if Beyonce is the one singing. And if she promises to stick to doing h0 sht on Instagram and not singing

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