There are moments that change people’s lives forever. Traumatic situations and events that are preferred to be forgotten. Unfortunately, the childhood and youth of Rihanna They were plagued by these facts, causing her to become a strong woman who is not afraid of anything.
Although he would like to erase many of these memories, he admits that they helped shape his personality. We are going to remember two of the most traumatic moments in the life of the singer.
Rihanna’s family was broken by drugs
When Rihanna was about nine years old, her life changed completely.. He caught his father smoking crack and it was from that moment that she began to become aware and realize many things. She learned that her mom and her dad would fight every time aluminum foil appeared in the ashtray, a sign that she had been on drugs.
Everything got worse when the man prioritized taking drugs even though the house lacked food and certain basic items. That was how the family completely broke up, and despite the fact that Rihanna’s father did everything possible to get out of his addictions and overcome them, which he finally achieved, he lost his wife, who decided to divorce, and his children, who have not forgiven him for many things he put them through.
“My family was separated by his addiction”she tearfully told Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Today the artist has an excellent relationship with her mother and her siblings, and as much as things have improved with her father, they were never the same again.
Rihanna was bullied at school
If they make you think what it was like Rihanna at school you probably imagine a pretty and popular girl. So, you will be surprised to know that he was actually bullied by his peers. The motives? Everyone. They always found something new to make her feel bad.
When it started, they began to tease her for her surname Fenty, which is related to the poor Irish community of Barbados. They called her derogatory names and mistreated her. Added to this, as Rihanna had a lighter skin tone the general was teased.
Something that the singer did not understand at the time because during her upbringing she was steeped in black culture but when she got to school they called her “white”, and she could not understand why.
“I was bullied all my school life”He commented in an interview. “I don’t even understand what they were messing with. It was the color of my skin. Then when I grew up, it was about my breasts.”
However, today as an adult, although she knows that it is something that she wishes she had not had to go through, she says that all that bullying helped prepare her to be the star that she is today. She, well, she is prepared to receive all kinds of criticism and be in the center of attention.
Did you know these details of the childhood of Rihanna?