Has Everyone Been Pronouncing Rihanna's Name Wrong?
Drake and Rihanna sang "Ooh na na, what's my name?" back in 2010 and now she's asking the question once again. The "Umbrella" singer set the record straight on how to pronounce her name and fans freaked out after learning that they may have been saying it wrong for years. Keep reading to learn more.
British Vogue interviewed Rihanna, 31, about new Fenty fashion collection and posted the video onto Twitter. The singer introduced herself as "Re-Anna."
Fans were quick to point out that they have been calling her "Re-Ah-Na." One wrote, "So we've been pronouncing Rihanna's name wrong this whole time."
Another person tweeted, "Ma’am what? This is the way I say Rihanna…I thought everyone pronounces it this way?”
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Some social media users noted it's mostly Americans who pronounce it "Re-Ah-Na" and Brits say it as "Re-Anna."
One user said, "See this is why she moved to the UK we’re the only ones that have been saying her name right."
Many fans were confused when the Barbados born R&B singer introduced herself in the interview,as she has sometimes referred to herself differently in certain songs. In her song "Lemon," she said her name as "Re-Anna."
Back in 2012, Rihanna tried to clarify the correct pronunciation during an interview with AJ Hammer.
How have you been pronouncing Rihanna's name? Let us know in the comments below!