Rihanna: Rebel Flower
Chloe Govan

Rihanna: Rebel Flower

From demure dancehall princess to revenge-wreaking gangsta girl with murder fantasies, Rihanna is full of contradictions. She might be a rose, but she knows how to show her thorns. She might have model looks, but she's still "scared of beautiful". She might not want to be a generic American pop star but she doesn't want to be marketed purely on her Caribbean roots either - she wants to be both and much more besides - in her words, "the black Madonna".This story tells of how she battled racism, scares of a brain tumour and the perils of growing up with a crack cocaine addicted father. It recalls her battle to assert her identity when her management censored her sex appeal, banned red lipstick and booked her on children's TV shows - as well as the violent assault she endured by fellow entertainer and first love Chris Brown. But, in spite of all the adversity, several years on she's still one of the bestsellers of the 21st century, serenading prudes with S&M anthems and talking on radio of spanking Britney Spears. This revealing account shows just how Rihanna - who puts both tough and vulnerable together - earnt the nickname Rebel Flower.

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  • Author: Chloe Govan
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Chloe Govan

In the beginning, there was the word – and the word was music. Chloe couldn’t tell you much about what’s happening in Eastenders – she doesn’t even know who the characters are – but ask her about music and she is a veritable encyclopaedia.In her teens she toured the world with bands and produced her own music magazine. By the time she left school, her tutor’s report in her National Record of Achievement read: “A writer beyond all possible doubt, Chloe is at her best behind a pen” and “her innate linguistic fluency is outstanding&rd...
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