“Nobody’s Business”: A Cry for Attention
By Sarah Hainesworth
This week’s media frenzy involves a not so shocking Rihanna and Chris Brown collaboration. The former lovebirds have teamed up for “Nobody’s Business,” a duet on Rihanna’s new Unapologetic album.
I could only listen to a few seconds of the song before I was overwhelmed with the urge to slap both of them. Rihanna sings lyrics like, “Your love is perfection/you’ll always be my baby/ain’t nobody business but mine and my baby.” Brown professes, “Let me love you/I’ll show you how special you are.” How special you are?! Yeah, right. A man only beats the estrogen out of you when you’re “special” to him.
Most of us were shocked when we discovered the “Birthday Cake” remix featured Chris Brown. It was a song we all loved to hate but couldn’t really hate because it was catchy and upbeat. There was nothing wrong with the message that they missed having sex with each other. (Everybody gets lonely once in a while, just ask Drake.) Now the couple is forcing fans and the media to understand that their relationship is “Nobody’s Business” but if it isn’t, why do you have to tell us that?
I used to be a diehard Rihanna fan. By diehard I mean, I knew ALL the words to EVERY Rihanna song, got my hair cut like her (multiple times), dressed like her and I even had two original Rihanna collages hanging up in my room. Some people thought it was obsessive but not me. I ran out of glue and used nail polish to put together those wonderful pieces of artwork. Now those collages are most likely at a dump, probably next time a soiled baby diaper or a used sanitary napkin, rightfully so.
I know love makes you do crazy things but when is enough, enough? Does he have to crack a few of her ribs or knock out one of her eyeballs before she learns that it just won’t work? If Tina could walk away, so can you Rihanna. I’ll be “Unapologetic” when I don’t waste a dime on her new album.