Some People Are Freaking Out After Learning Rihanna’s Last Name Is Fenty
With the release of Rihanna’s incredible makeup collection, Fenty Beauty, some fans have been trying to figure out why everything associated with the star is branded “Fenty.” While OG fans know that it’s because Fenty is the Barbadian singer’s last name, a lot of other people apparently didn’t realize the significance of the word, and they are losing their minds on Twitter.
Rihanna — the name she’s used since she burst onto the music scene in 2005 with her breakthrough hits “Pon De Replay” and “SOS” — is actually her middle name. Her full birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Why are all Rihanna's products called Fenty? Like her shoes and that as well
— kevin gnapoor (@CXRRYINGCOFFINS) September 9, 2017
Am I the only one who didn't know that Rihanna's last name was Fenty? Lol wtf is my problem
— ジャスミン (@jasnation25) September 11, 2017
Fenty is Rihanna's last name… all this time i thought it was a slipper brand that collaborated with her hahaha i feel so uncultured
— tommyzzle tuazizzle (@HaiItsMeTommy) September 21, 2017
I just realized how much I hate myself…this whole time I got Fendi mixed up with Fenty and didn't realize it was her last name…………
— Katie Easter (@cattyeaster) September 21, 2017
I just found out that Fenty is actually Rihanna's last name pic.twitter.com/Sd7lDZFpRi
— Bea Nicor (@beanicor) September 20, 2017
I, the idiot, didn't know Rihanna's last name was Fenty so I'm sitting here in class like wait…so that's why pic.twitter.com/GjWu1XNSZV
— zooey101 (@bullssoxfan23) September 19, 2017
A lot of folks are surprised, but there’s another side to Fentygate: the fans who are annoyed that casual Rihanna supporters never thought to figure out what Fenty meant in the first place.
goodmorning to everybody except the twitter account that didn’t know rihanna’s last name ‘Fenty’
— ash (@asssshhx3) September 21, 2017
people really didn't know Fenty was Rihanna's last name? she's been in the game for over 10 years. its 2017, we have smart phones & Google pic.twitter.com/HIIqfEurgF
— Jenn McDaniel White (@FirstLadyJenn) September 21, 2017
Twitter? Nah fam, YOU just found out her last name is Fenty. Do you even know her first name isn’t Rihanna or is that a shock to you too? pic.twitter.com/KSkfpNEokK
— Playlist🤘🏾🥀🖤 (@rebellenoirx) September 20, 2017
— Kolin C. Gregario (@KolinYouOut) September 21, 2017
Rihanna first started using her surname when she began collaborating regularly with Puma. Her latest for the sportswear giant, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, has been applauded by many as the women’s sportswear collection of the year.
Of course, Rihanna isn’t the only celeb to use a middle name or stage name in the public eye. Stars including Nicki Minaj, Natalie Portman, and even Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have changed their names for their careers.
As for Rihanna? With her makeup collection a runaway hit and her Puma collab looking to sell out, Ms. Fenty appears poised to continue to reign supreme, even if not everyone knows her name.
Have you ever used a fake name? Tell us @BritandCo!
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