|Rihanna Goes THUG LIFE|
|Written by Westside|
|Friday, 27 January 2012 13:11|
Many hip hop, rap and pop stars have gotten a THUG LIFE tattoo in honor of one of hip hop’s best rap artists Tupac Shakur, but when pop princess Rihanna got one; and then Tweeted about it – many were surprised. Comment boards and message boards lite up with ‘this girl is no thug’, apparently missing the point of the Tupac inspired tattoo.
Rihanna’s twitter tweets started with -
"I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can't wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in 'Tibetan' this time!!! #approved," she wrote of her white-toned tat, an homage to rapper Tupac.”
"I'm thinking I shoulda got a tear drop instead!!! #THUGLIFE maybe next time," Rihanna later tweeted, joking about the possibility of getting the traditional prison tat on her famous face. "All eyes on Rih, betta picture me rollin' #THUGLIFE."
And even on Twitter fans and followers started to tweet "You're not a thug. stop it."
Granted most of Rihanna’s fans were probably born after 2Pac was assassinated, but the meaning of THUG LIFE is not a thug. Since she said it was in homage to one of hip hop’s greatest MC’s Tupac Shakur THUG LIFE would mean by 2Pacs definition: THE HATE U GIVE LITTLE INFANTS F*CKS EVERYONE. It is more of a social statement than a statement of thugism.
Later on Rihanna tweeted "#RIHPac back!!!," she continued to go on her tat-driven Twitter spree, adding, "I can't deny it, ima riot..u don't wanna f--- with me!"
In another tweet, the star said, "NEVER!!! RT @Fiend4sports: @rihanna Thug Life!! Don't let Pac memory ever die."
Rihanna met most criticism with "Chill babes #noshade. Err'body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE," she wrote, showing a humorous side to the whole thing.
I don’t see the big deal. Rihanna has many other tattoos. She has 15 now as a matter of fact, so why the big deal over THUG LIFE? To me it brings back a more memorable time in hip hop when the G.O.A.T. – Tupac Shakur (2Pac) walked among us. ---- Peace
|Last Updated on Friday, 27 January 2012 13:12|