Let the record show that no one appreciates a good time — or knows how to make one happen by sheer force of will — more than Rihanna.
The singer was nominated for eight Grammys — six for her album ANTI, one for being a featured artist on Kanye West’s “Famous,” and one for doing the same on Drake’s Views — and left the night empty-handed. This is a travesty, because ANTI is a fantastic departure from her usual pop anthems, not to mention her best album yet.
But because Rihanna is Rihanna, she still came prepared to endure more than three and a half hours of Grammys pomp and circumstance and mic problems. And because Rihanna is Rihanna, she did so with the company of a diamond-encrusted flask.
I’d say that Rih kept getting caught on camera swigging from the flask, but that would imply that Rihanna feels shame, and I wouldn’t dare lie to you. She clearly didn’t care at all.
There’s something so pure about Rihanna’s commitment to making life a party wherever she goes, whether she’s at the 2017 Grammys or an Italian restaurant that will let her walk out the door with a full glass of wine (or maybe they’re just too distracted by being in close proximity to Rihanna to notice until it’s too late; either way, mission accomplished).
And hey, Rihanna is nothing if not a debauchery egalitarian, so she even took a moment during the Grammys to FaceTime some lucky bastard into the room to share her view:
It’s still a damn shame that Rihanna didn’t win any Grammys. But at least she came prepared to have the time of her life, no matter the (ultimately unjust) outcome.
By Caroline Framke
Courtesy of Vox