They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but what do you call it when someone says they want to be the black version of you? Rihanna revealed to Paper magazine that her recently released third album was something that “only a certain artist can do…The other stuff I did was breezy…stuff that any artist could have done. I want to be the black Madonna.” Or if the image from her newest video, “Umbrella”, is any indication, she wants to be the silver Madonna. The Material Girl created the same look in her “Fever” video, but only 15 years earlier.
Rihanna: “I want to be the black Madonna”