AceShowbiz - It's been more than a decade since Rihanna shot to international stardom with her chart-topping single "Umbrella". But who'd guess that most of her fans have been pronouncing her name wrong this entire time.
The Barbadian singer made people realize their mistake as she introduced herself in a British Vogue video to promote her pop-up store in Paris, France. "Hello, British Vogue, it's Rihanna," she said in the video, pronouncing it as "Ree-anna" instead of "Ri-ah-na".
One Twitter user then pointed out, "so we've been pronouncing Rihanna's name wrong this whole time." Another commented, "All of y'all who say you don't pronounce Rihanna with a hard 'Ah' on the 'anna' are lying unprovoked."
Someone else admitted to her conscious mistake, "i know how to pronounce rihanna's name but i still say it incorrectly like 60% of the time." Another user agreed, "I love how we all collectively choose to pronounce Rihanna's name wrong."
"Only Americans pronounce it as rihaaaaaaana lol," another made fun of those who incorrectly pronounced Rihanna's name. Meanwhile, a British fan claimed they didn't make the same mistake as American fans, "us brits we BEEN pronouncing her name right since dayyy."
A mom, meanwhile, thanked the 31-year-old singer for making it clear how they should pronounce her name. "Thank you @Rihanna for pronouncing your name, my daughter's name is Brianna but people pronounce it Brionna, similar to yours," the said Twitter user wrote.
Rihanna launched her new Fenty Maison line, her collaboration with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, earlier this month. As she has been focusing on her clothing line, people are asking her to release new music.
The "Don't Stop the Music" hitmaker recently confirmed that her upcoming ninth studio album is currently in development. As for the title of the album, she shared, "So far it's just been 'R9', thanks to the Navy (fans). I'm about to call it that probably, 'cause they have haunted me with this: 'R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?' How will I accept another name after that's been burned into my skull?"