Also.Also.Also: When Rihanna Said Bitch Better Have My Money, She Really Meant That Shit

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Two things about this: 1. We are never getting that new album 2. When Rih said “Bitch betta have my money” she meant that shit whole heartedly. The Billionaire’s Club Has A New Member: Rihanna (There is of course the third thing, which is that there’s absolutely no such thing as a ethical billionaire, Rihanna included. But at least when it’s Rihanna the memes are funnier)

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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1 Comment

  1. Every time someone talks about Rihanna (which is not often lately because seriously we are never getting that album), I feel compelled to link them to my favorite video on the entire internet. A compilation of Rihanna’s friends tricking her into thinking they’re taking a picture, when really it’s a video. Enjoy. (Sorry the link is to my tumblr, it’s the only place I have found this video.)

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