Rihanna's affinity for heavy metal, or at least the heavy metal aesthetic has always been pretty clear. In 2017, she hired renowned death metal artists to create a death metal logo for her to be displayed during the Video Music Awards in 2017.
She's also been spotted in Judas Priest shirts (Rob Halford approved), Krokus shirts and gaudy metal jackets and sweatpants. She even agreed, directly or indirectly to allow Korn to make her song "Bitch Better Have My Money" more metal. But is Rihanna actually a metalhead? We have more evidence to make us think so.
Earlier this week, Rihanna launched a physical store for her Fenty clothing line in Paris, and my friend who works in the fashion industry, pointed me to an Instagram post by Tim Blanks, editor of Business of Fashion, who shared quite an interesting anecdote about RiRi:
"The first time I met Rihanna, she told me her favourite band was Slipknot. SHE’s launching her fabulous new collection in Paris, but where are THEY now?"
Is Blanks asking where Slipknot is now?! Uhh, they're about to put out a new album, Tim! Maybe you need to get out of your bubble like Rihanna does.
But does Rihanna still jam Slipknot? We asked her on Twitter, we'll update this story if she responds.
Here are some more Celebrity Metalheads:
- New BFFs Alert: METALLICA's Kirk Hammett & Rapper POST MALONE
- ED SHEERAN Expresses His Love For KORN While Attending A MARILYN MANSON Concert
- Joe Manganiello Reveals How A METALLICA Song Made It Into His Wedding Ceremony To Sofia Vergara
- Comedian Bill Burr On MESHUGGAH's Live Show: "It Was A Life-Altering Experience"
- Actor Jason Momoa Hit Up METALLICA's Post-Grammys Hollywood Gig
- Chris Hemsworth, aka THOR, Is A Metalhead
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Son, Maddox, Is Definitely A Metalhead
- Jim Carrey Dons Corpse Paint, Gets On Stage With ALICE COOPER To Sing Classics
- Why Is Johnny Depp Hanging Out With Members of KORN?
- The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus Loves SLAYER, Jams With ANTHRAX
- Actress Margot Robbie Professes Her Love for METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
- Yes, That Was Mr. Belding Introducing FEAR FACTORY At Their NYC Show
- The Mountain From Game Of ThronesListens To Metal When He Lifts
- Rogue One Star Forest Whitaker Spotted At BRING ME THE HORIZON Show
- Before He Was GAME OF THRONES' Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage Fronted A Punk Band
- NEW KID ON THE BLOCK Donnie Wahlberg Spotted At PERIPHERY Show
- Dennis from It's Always Sunny Is Down With GOJIRA
- MINISTRY Frontman Invites Comedian Bill Burr To Play Drums Live With The Band
- Actor Colin Hanks Talks About His Love Of PRIMUS, FAR & DEFTONES
- Fred Armisen Digs Classic Old DIMMU BORGIR
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) May 24, 2019
[Thanks for the tip, Jennifer A.]