Harassing Rihanna For New Music Sets A Dangerous Precedent For Fandom Entitlement

Harassing Rihanna For New Music Sets A Dangerous Precedent For Fandom Entitlement

You'll get it when you get it.


We've all asked ourselves the question at least once: When is Rihanna going to give us another album? I've seen it about one hundred times on my Twitter timeline, in the comments under every one of her Instagram posts...safe to say she won't have to worry about her music not being well received when the time comes. And while it's all fun and games, what lies underneath this question is a dangerous precedent that this generation has set when it comes to our entertainment.

Instant gratification is a term we are all familiar with at this point, with our technology and constant ability to refresh our social media timelines for new content. We want the fastest Wifi, the newest phone, the most updated news, the next season, new music from our favorite artists. The problem with this is that we expect to get it when we want it. There is a strong sense of entitlement when it comes to entertainment, media, music, etc.

Too often, we treat people we can't seem like they're not human. Rihanna should give us her next album because we feel it's been too long since her last album drop so she should just get in the studio and make it. Right? No, but unfortunately that's the rationale most people are using. It seems as if it's not a big deal, just a joke, but it reveals something very startling about the way we receive and demand content.

How many times have we seen our favorite YouTubers make a "taking a break" video because the pressures of their job combined with their personal life were too much? Then they tell us they don't know how long they will be gone and that they understand if we want to unsubscribe/unfollow. Why is this the norm? Because people nowadays want their content so easily that if it's not delivered exactly how and when they want it, they're not interested. The Internet has made it so that if our content creators and artists aren't constantly active, posting on every platform, people get unreasonably angry about it. We tend to treat public figures as machines, meant to pump out movies, shows, albums, and videos for us.

Very few people are willing to let artists make content for themselves and want to instead consume it as if it is their own. What happened to the creative process and allowing artists to take their time to make the music they want to make? The other side of the double-edged sword is that the Internet is ruthless and artists have been receiving an unnecessary amount of criticism and hate for their music, not putting it out soon enough, not promoting, not making the music video the fans wanted, etc.

The entertainment and media industry has become a very difficult place for a lot of creators simply because "fans" feel so entitled to demand — without shame — what creators should be making.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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16 'Golden Girls' Quotes That Are Still Golden In 2019

Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia..four unique middle aged women from different backgrounds under one roof.


One of the greatest shows of all time (at least in my opinion) is Golden Girls. I was not born yet when it first aired in 1985, but thankfully it is on Hulu. Here are just some of the many quotes from the series's seven-year run.

1. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. -Blanche Devereaux

2. Go to sleep sweetheart. Pray for brains. -Dorothy Zbornak

3. Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing. -Rose Nylund

4. People waste their time pondering whether a glass if half empty of half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass. -Sophia Petrillo

5. I've been having a giood time, and there wasn't even a man in the room. -Blanche Devereaux

6. As they say in St. Olaf, Helgenbargenflergenflurfennerfen. -Rose Nylund

7. Have I given you any indication that I care? -Sophia Petrillo

8. I'm as jumpy as a virgin in a prison rodeo. -Blanche Devereaux

9. Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story -Dorothy Zbornak

10. I had a knack for coming up with the firmest, most appealing yams. -Rose Nylund

11. No, I will not have a nice day! -Dorothy Zbornak

12. Look, you didn't ask for my opinion, but I'm old, so I'm giving it anyway. -Sophia Petrillo

13. There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. My toe has been on that line. Blanche Devereaux

14. You'll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying. -Dorothy Zbornak

15. Everybody likes me. -Rose Nylund

16. Silly rabbi. Tricks are for kids. -Sophia Petrillo

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