10:18 4 Apr 2016

Today is Monday, which means it’s time for Fan of the Week and this time we’ve interviewed Felix from Portugal!



2) Where do you live?
I live in Lisbon, in Portugal.

3) Name?

My name is Félix.

4) Number of times you’ve seen Rihanna live?
I’ve seen Rihanna live twice now. The first time was at the Diamonds World Tour, in 2013, and the second one being last week, for the AWT.

5) Are you attending ”ANTI WORLD TOUR”?
Yes! I have attended one show, last week in Brooklyn, NYC. I will be attending Wembley, London, on June 14th and still thinking about Barcelona or somewhere in France.

6) So, you just attended an AWT show, was it everything you thought it would be?
I’m still not over it. It was my second time seeing Rihanna and as I’m young, the first time was when I was 12 (at DWT). It was amazing but I wasn’t a die hard stan at the time. This time I was ready. I was sooooo excited, cried a few times. The show was amazing, the transitions between the songs just flew perfectly. In my opinion, everything was perfect, literally. It was much better than what I though it would be. I had to completely re-evaluate my life when she sang my favorite song ever ‘Love On The Brain’. Still not over it.


7) How does being a Rihanna fan affect the rest of your life?
I dedicate a looot of time to her, watching videos, interviews, talking to other stans, etc. I sometimes do too much and don’t do my work. I mean, Rihanna Navy has such an important place in my heart. I spend a lot of money on her as well, which affects my life as I don’t really save money for other things. It doesn’t bother me though, as I love Rihanna.
8) Have you ever gotten any backlash for being a fan?
No, not really. The only negative things that people have been telling me related to me being a fan is ”why do you need to see rihanna 3 times, it’s so much money, and once is enough”. Apart from that I can’t think of anything else.

9) Do you have moments when you listen to any specific Rihanna songs? Like when you’re tired, lonely, sad, waking up in the morning etc?
I listen to Fool In Love when I feel sad, depressed and lonely. I put the song on my speakers and just cry in my bedroom, I can relate to his song a lot, it helps me. That’s what I like about Rihanna as well, that she has such a good and versatile discography that there is music for every emotion or state of mind.
10) Would you say that you’re known for anything special in the Navy?
I’m not really creative or anything, which means I’m not a drawer or painter or editor so I can’t really say I’m known for anything special in the Navy. However, I have started an alternate photography account, to show my followers pictures of my trip in NYC (@felixcvl), for the ones who are interested. I’ve received a lot of great feedback and I think my followers are starting to recognize me as a good photographer. This wasn’t my intention at all, but I’m glad my followers are starting to enjoy what I enjoy doing. I’m not sure if this counts or not, but I’m also known for being and looking young for being in the Navy. I get dragged a lot because of this and have little fights but I find it all funny, and I know it’s all a joke.

2:46 2 Apr 2016

Black Girls Rock! is an annual award show that honors and promotes women of color in different categories like music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects. Rihanna was given the Rock Star Award at the end of the show last night and earned loud applause.

”Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough. The minute you learn to love yourself you will not want to be anybody else. Role model is not the title they like to give me… but I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle. Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks.”

– Rihanna

There to present her with the award was activist, model and founder of the Diversity Coalition Bethann Hardison.

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We spoke to some young fans about the importance of an award like this. Here’s what Muna and Dannia had to say:

”Honestly it means the world to me because it feels like we’re finally being appreciated or at least people are showing us love. Like mainstream shit and I think it’s dope that people like Rihanna and Beyonce are able to do that because I didn’t have that growing up. But I’m still inspired by them and I love the Black Girls Rock event because it’s empowering the younger generations.” –  Muna


”As a fan the importance of Rihanna receiving the award was beyond that, it’s something that me as a young black female can look at and feel encouraged. We’ve all seen the backlash that Rihanna has received over the years for being herself, for being carefree and for setting an example for young black females. She’s been snubbed and labelled as inappropriate and told that she’s not a role model, but that is exactly what she is. A ROLE MODEL; because she’s thought us so much by just being herself, she’s showed us over the years that being yourself is the best thing and the only thing that you can be, and winning that award last night proved just that; it’s important that black females are remembered that you don’t need to fit society’s standards, you fit your own. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to be different, to love yourself and appreciate you. Rihanna is exactly what young black females need as a representative; someone that doesn’t care about what others have to say because she knows herself and no one’s opinion can change the way she view and carries herself. Thank you Rihanna for reminding us that black girls do rock!” – Dannia



8:36 1 Apr 2016

With two videos out and one on the way I thought I’d share with you how I saw and felt the songs when they first were released. This is a common thing for fans to do, elaborating and developing their own creative material based on their fave’s work. Fanfiction, basically, even if that’s normally performed in the written form. But if you see it as made up fantasies of what might have happened, or could happen, in regards of your idol or the characters in your favorite book I’d say this fits right in.

These are my fantasies of what the songs off of ANTI look like. I will try to put down a little explanation too, but you’ll have to keep an open mind cause explaining an abstract feeling is pretty much impossible.

Consideration became an immediate favorite for me. I love how quirky it is (for a Rihanna tune) and that she brought SZA on the album. I basically just see a bunch of limbs in front of me, moving, bending and escaping from whatever it is they’re attached to (body, movement, structure, others).

I needed ANTI to understand James Joint. It was together with the other songs, as a whole, that it hit me what an amazing and soothing track this is. I was once into learning how to lucid dream. James Joint makes me want to start trying again.

Key words: Freedom, longing, wanting to escape. Kiss it better is the feeling of a roadtrip, first kiss, last kiss, bungy jumping and getting in between fresh linens all at once.

Well, ok. My first edit was a compilation of Amber Rose and Blac Chyna twerking masterfully, but that seemed a little too obvious for Work so I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and waited. Suddenly a bunch of flexed muscles appeared and thus… ^

Running away, thinking about running away, thinking about fucking up, recovering from fucking up, enjoying the feeling but still searching for more. Desperado is all feels and smoke and unlawfulness.

To be honest I wasn’t feeling Woo at first. I thought it was misplaced and didn’t understand why she choose to include it on the album. So when I started looking for footage to go with it, I was lost. Until the avalanche came. And hit me. And the song hit me. And I realized it’s just a giant slap in the face. It’s a damn force that run you over, take you over, destroy you, transform you and all you can do is let it. I now LOVE Woo.

Aaaaah, Needed me…. I needed IT. This song. From her. Savage being the key word, it’s the SCUM track of the album.

Liquid. Stuff dripping. Sex. Yeah, I said it is steamy, just like every other song she collaborated with Bibi Bourelly on.

A friend of mine had just experienced her first BDSM party and was telling me about that at the time of me making this video, so that might have affected the outcome… But yeah, I see a person who just found something new and exciting at the same time as her inner voice is opposing with a bunch of annoying questions of wether or not this new thing is healthy or just another form of a path already taken, the Same ol’ mistakes. At the end it doesn’t matter though cause it feels good. So good.

Bring your tissues cause Never ending is here. In my mind, this is about aging. In a very heart breaking kind of way. Losing your memory, losing control of your body, losing the ability to move, to interact…

”I can’t feel my body now
I’m separate from here and now”

”A lost connection, oh come back to me
So I can feel alive again
A soul and body try to mend”

”Ghost in the mirror
I knew your face once, but now it’s unclear”

Just imagine wishing to hold on longer, knowing it’s not far left. Wanting to fall in love one last time. Gah, it breaks my heart.

”To be in love again, to be in love again, to be in love again…”

Imagined visuals for Love on the brain is pretty self explanatory…

I really wanted to have Amy Winehouse and only Amy Winehouse but couldn’t pull it off and thus dislike the result. Higher deserves better, but yeah, black and white, feeeeeelings and one too many texts.

I DEMAND to see a ballerina perform Close to you. In my dreams it’s Misty Copeland, the first black woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, doing it.

Goodnight Gotham is too abstract to put into words. It’s a feeling, a movement, a vision. And I love it that way.

Pose: edgy, in your face, full of itself, cocky.

Confident, sexy, in demand. An image of Rihanna would have been enough because Sex with me is so much her, but I wanted to add Halle Berry, Tasha Jefferson, Beyoncé, Emma Pillsbury and Marlene Dietrich too.


12:14 30 Mar 2016

Who’s on her worst behavior dropping not one but TWO singles tomorrow? 



The songs preparing for chart slayment are Kiss It Better at the Top40/Pop Radios and Needed Me, releasing at the Rhythm and Urban Radio Stations. Last time she sent two singles to radio at the same time was back in 2013 with Pour It Up and Stay, even though the PIU video came months later.

Artwork for Needed Me and Kiss It Better.

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And not only are we gonna be watching the songs climb the charts, there’s been videos shot for both tunes as well. For Needed Me, Rih teamed up with Spring breakers’ director Harmony Korine in Miami. Spring Breakers being my favorite movie of all time I can’t even explain how excited I am for ze epic collaboration to us. These photos alone are enough to bust open an artery:

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No official release date have been set for Needed me but we know Kiss It Better video is dropping on Thursday! Here are some teaser images gifted to us by $he herself:

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And some provided by the amazing space called the world wide web….

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1:11 29 Mar 2016

Rih has been spending the past days in New York because of the shows she’s having there. And when Rih’s in New York, The Navy is in New York. We have fans flying in from Los Angeles, Portugal and even Brazil to attend the Brooklyn shows. And yesterday, there was a Navy dinner going on at Rih’s favourite restaurant, Da Silvano, hosted by Tay Tay.


”Well I made reservations for the navy to all meet at Da Silvano and have a nice dinner. And after we sat down, we saw pictures of Rih leaving her apartment in SoHo. So we started to hope that she’d come to Da Silvano. Then Cesar (a well known paparazzi in the navy, goes by the name 247paps) DM:ed Rodrigo and asked if we were still at the restaurant. We waited for a while to see if Cesar would update us hoping that she would show up, since he was following her and keeping us posted. But it turns out she was at the Roc Nation office and had been there since we saw pictures of her outside her apartment. So we paid the check and took some group photos outside Da Silvano then we caught cabs to the Roc Nation building she was at and waited there for about 45 minutes. Then she came out. There were soooo many paparazzi that none of us could really see, especially her, from the flash of their cameras. Rayven got to give her the ashtray she made for her. I asked for a pic but Rih put her hand on me and told me to wait since she couldn’t see where she was going, but the cameras only got worse.

But yeah, so we saw her outside the building and that was really it. The food was soooo good and the waiter told us a bunch of stories about him and Rih and showed us pictures of them. Like really rare pictures and videos. We sat right next to where Rih always sits at. It was great.”

And here are some pictures from last night:

Tay Tay on the left, Rayven on the right:

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Sebastian with RiRi:


Navy Meeting:

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Rihanna leaving Roc Nation:


Inside Da Silvano:

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