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Rihanna Hailed As The New Princess Diana! Watch Out, Kate Middleton!!

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And the rest of the lot, merely peasants??

London's publication of The Sunday Times has crowned Rihanna to be the next Princess Diana by comparison.

Feminist writer Camille Paglia declares:

"Diana and Rihanna began as sensitive, wounded, but appealingly bubbly and good-natured provincial girls who slowly discovered their own photogenic virtuosity and began to conceptualise themselves as living sculpture for the lens. Both developed a false intimacy with photographers and the public and began to cannibalise themselves in their futile search for security in love. Diana, rebuffed, eventually accepted her exile."

And here's where Chris Brown gets into the mix (we knew you were waiting for it). Camille continues:

"But Rihanna, in the classic syndrome of the battered woman, still pities and hopes to change and save her abuser. By her gallery of splendid stills, Rihanna thinks she can stop the tormenting flux of emotion, but her brilliant eye is helpless against the tyranny of the heart."

Well we can only HOPE her heart is finally catching up to her brain now that Breezy was reportedly spotted with Karrueche Tran AGAIN!

Then again, Rih's probably not even worrying about that shizz right now. Cuz she KNOWS about this royal comparison, and she is ROLLING in the revelry of it!!

To flaunt her latest media attention, she tweeted:

"Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan behind, never thought these many people would even know my name, now it's next to Princess Diana's on the front of a newspaper! Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be #yourejealous :) When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana's on the cover of The Sunday Times…. I mean… #extraordinaRIHbehavior"

And just like a royal, she's humble too! ;)

After noting the Chris Brown drama, Camille's piece in The Sunday Times then diverted from the similarities and added why Rih has it easier (or harder, depending on how you look at it) than her hailed media predecessor:

"The problem is that in this era of social media, Rihanna in her fury of tainted love has tools ready to hand that Diana never dreamt of. Instagram, for example, a photo-sharing app, allows Rihanna to send personal pictures to friend and foe in the blink of an eye, without the mediation of professional photographers. It is autobiography written by a volatile mix of impulse and mood. The borderline between private and public has been largely erased by Rihanna's generation, who prankishly 'sext' each other with little fear of the maelstrom of the web churning nearby, sucking everything in and permanently littering the sea floor with the embarrassing wreckage of past selves."

Such an intriguing read!

As you well know, we've been calling Rih a Queen for what seems like ages now. We're not a fan of everything she does, as our open letter to the singer made crystal clear, but we're still card-carrying members of her Navy.

But we gotta ask…

Would U Compare Rihanna To Princess Diana?

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Would U Compare Rihanna To Princess Diana?

  • Umm.. no. (85%)
  • Absolutely! Royal Rih!! (15%)

Total Votes: 1,434

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28 comments to “Rihanna Hailed As The New Princess Diana! Watch Out, Kate Middleton!!”

  1. 1

    Send her to Paris!

  2. 2

    I can't wait to read about her getting wrapped around a underground tunnel support column….

  3. Sue says – reply to this


    This is a joke right???? How in the hell does this moron get compaired to princess Diana???? I dont want to live on this planet anymore….

  4. 4


  5. kY says – reply to this


    Re: printer – Lol, the paparazzi best not try that sh!t again in this Rihanna generation. New laws, honey! All hail Royal Rih #LEGENDARY

  6. 6

    This is a real stretch. I suppose, if you really want to, you can compare anyone to anyone. This looks like a cheap attempt to inflame readers.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    that's just stupid.

  9. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    The ONLY comparison between Rihanna and Princess Diana is that they are women. That. Is. It. Rihanna is trashy and Princess Diana was the epitome of a lady. I have to laugh at the idiocy behind this, not to mention at those that believe this.

  10. 10

    Oh HELL no!

  11. emma says – reply to this


    A true Lady, the Peoples Princess and the Queen of Hearts. Than there the pop star turned skank. yeah they are so alike…

  12. 12

    Re: Sue – I was hoping someone would have saved me the trouble of typing the same exact comment. Thank you!

  13. Jenn says – reply to this


    For a country that gave her so much respect and called her the people's Princess it is so offensive to compare Rihanna to her. Rihanna has done absolutely nothing good in this world, but instead showed that beating on a woman is a-okay.

  14. 14

    Diana Spencer was a troubled woman who, despite her flaws and unhappiness, wanted to give back and who was devoted to her sons. Rihanna is a druggie, naygguh, drunken whore who will fuck just about anything that isn't dead and who is too fucking stupid to stay away from the jungle bunny who beat on her. No comparison homo. Stop posting about this piece of shit, talentless, auto-tuned retard.

  15. 15

    How fucking insulting to Princess Di ?!

  16. OhPlease says – reply to this


    I think the comparison has more to the "tragic" end that seems to be in store for Rhianna if something doesn't change course. No one is comparing her to someone with the type of grace that Di was known for I don't think.

  17. RealIsh says – reply to this


    damn!!! They don't have the same attributes… Rih is a junkey! And dianna is a real WOMAN

  18. 18

    I love me some Rihanna, but this is so far reaching…So basically, Miley Cyrus is also like Princess Diana too??? And Britney Spears? And Justin Beiber?

  19. 19

    Rihanna has a lot of catchy music and I don't mind her, but to compare her to Princess Di, I was insulted just reading the headline.

  20. RainbowBrite says – reply to this


    Of all the people in the world right now, all the GOOD celebrities not being idiots…they compare Rhianna? This must just be for controversy.

  21. RUKidding? says – reply to this


    This is completely ridiculous. I can't even believe someone had the AUDACITY to compare the two. It is truly disgusting.
    Come on, Per..do better.

  22. Heather says – reply to this


    And Princess Di just turned over in her grave…insulting…purely insulting to say Rihanna is the new Princess Di? Are you fucking serious??? That's it! I have no faith left in humanity. Im surrounded by fucking idiots

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  24. jk says – reply to this


    what an insult to Princess Dianna. To even mention Ri name in conmtest to Dianna is a joke.

  25. Asahi says – reply to this


    Please do not call Camille Paglia a feminist. She is a conservative who tries to appropriate the term. As Gloria Steinem said "Her calling herself a feminist is sort of like a Nazi saying they're not anti-Semitic."

  26. Jamie says – reply to this


    Thank you Iove you comment.

  27. Jamie says – reply to this


    Thank You I love your comment.

  28. nikki says – reply to this


    Re: Sue – Amen, sister!