What is Rihanna’s Last Name?

Rihanna has taken over the beauty and fashion world over the past two weeks, continuing to make headlines with her Fenty x Puma ready-to-wear line that showcased the runway at NYFW, along with the launch of her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty.

Fenty’s increasing popularity had many people questioning what inspired Rihanna to name her brand Fenty, which left Twitter shocked as they learned Fenty is the singer’s actual last name. For the record, Rihanna is her stage/middle name. Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

The singer spoke about her name in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone and had this to say:

I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna. When I hear Robyn, I pay attention. Robyn is the brick to my foundation. It’s something I hold on to. It’s everything I grew up with, my childhood, Barbados, people close to me. Everything that’s familiar. People know Rihanna from my music. But if this were to all go away tomorrow, I would always look at myself as Robyn.

Some fans already knew Rihanna’s last nast name long before September 2017, and did not hold back their feelings on the confusion.

However, the best call out came from the Rihanna herself when she posted a meme on Instagram responding to those wondering about the inspiration behind beauty brand’s name.

when people ask how I came up with #FENTY @fentybeauty

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The singer’s first single “Pon de Replay” dropped in 2005 and you wouldn’t think it would take 12 years to learn the last name of a star as popular as Rihanna herself.


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