Rihanna has dominated headlines and rocked the fashion world in the past two weeks with the back-to-back launch of her well-received makeup line, Fenty Beauty, and yet another line of her Fenty x Puma collection, which had a thrilling NYFW show. As if that wasn't enough, she also enjoyed the hell out of her annual Diamond Ball last week with all of her famous friends, and continues to consistently prove she is an all-around rockstar.
But for some fans, the connection between her stage name/middle name, Rihanna, and the names of her makeup and fashion lines, which incorporate her real last name, Fenty, was not readily apparent. As any curious fan already knows, Rihanna’s full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, but this news came as a shock to many people on Twitter who found themselves caught up in the RiRi madness of the last few weeks.
Fenty is Rihanna's last name... all this time i thought it was a slipper brand that collaborated with her hahaha i feel so uncultured— tommyzzle tuazizzle (@HaiItsMeTommy) September 21, 2017
am unnfollowing all you madafakaz for not telling me ''FENTY'' is rihanna's last name 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rratAlimDz— ReTIRED fuCKBoY 👅💦✌ (@ItsDahtMurdaBoy) September 21, 2017
I just realized how much I hate myself...this whole time I got Fendi mixed up with Fenty and didn't realize it was her last name............— Katie Easter (@cattyeaster) September 21, 2017
Unfortunately, the truth was shocking to more than just a few unsuspecting people who proved they weren't very plugged in to the world's essential knowledge. Some publications found the “revelation” a big enough deal to write about.
Rihanna's Fans Just Found out Where the Name Fenty Actually Came From — See All the Hilarious Reactions! https://t.co/E3ZS6SEGNL— People (@people) September 21, 2017
But that’s the thing about Twitter: revealing your ignorance only opens you up for a good, old-fashioned roast sesh.
Speak for yourself. We been knew. https://t.co/ClyAUBVyXE— #DefendDACA (@MADBLACKTHOT) September 20, 2017
Your newsroom needs more black people https://t.co/SFssIAnqZi— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) September 20, 2017
Don’t ever disrespect Twitter like that ever again only uncultured swines wouldn’t know Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s full name. It’s 2017 grow up https://t.co/xy1gnri9E8— Rihanna News (@RihannaSpot) September 21, 2017
people really didn't know Fenty was Rihanna's last name? she's been in the game for over 10 years. its 2017, we have smart phones & Google pic.twitter.com/HIIqfEurgF— Jenn McDaniel White (@FirstLadyJenn) September 21, 2017
You mean: WHITE PEOPLE JUST FOUND OUT RIHANNAS LAST NAME IS FENTY AND BLACK PEOPLE ARENT SHOCKED AT ALL. https://t.co/iJtA9M7sM9— July 5th | 🎂♋️ (@privacyinpublic) September 20, 2017
Who didn’t know Rihanna’s last name is Fenty bitch have some respect for OUR president— iz (@vuIgaire) September 21, 2017
goodmorning to everybody except the twitter account that didn’t know rihanna’s last name ‘Fenty’— ash (@asssshhx3) September 21, 2017
Call yourselves Rihanna fans but didn't know Fenty was her last name 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 bye basics— Amanda (@badgalmandyyy) September 20, 2017