Understanding 'Work' By Rihanna

Understanding 'Work' By Rihanna

This one is for all the 'Work' haters.
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Many people are aggravated with this song because they hear this song on every radio station, every meme, every phone, every dorm room, every car, etc…

They just hear this song everywhere, but the main reason people complain about this song is because of the gibberish Rihanna speaks. They make fun of the fact that Rihanna isn’t saying anything in the song and it’s pointless.

Well, I’m here to prove you wrong. The song does have meaning. This means it’s not only catchy, but also has meaning. What I’m hoping you take from this article is that you can be happy when listening to this song and be able to sleep at night. It’ll be a bonus if I can get you to bust out a dance move.

So these are the words, right?

Wrong.

Here are the words.

“Work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi
Work, work, work, work, work, work!
He see me do mi
Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!
So me put in
Work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah guh
Learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
Meh nuh cyar if him
Hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting”









You’re reading this like “okay…it actually is gibberish”

Wrong.

The strange words you see are Jamaican Patois. Jamaican Patois is a Jamaican-Creole language that has some African influence because it originated from African slaves who nativized their master’s language. The language is currently spoken in Jamaica.

Let me help you out with the lyrics.

Haffi = Have to

He see me do mi = (obviously) He saw me do my

Ah guh = are you going to

Meh nuh cyar if him = I don’t care if he’s

So there you have it, Work has actual words with actual meanings. As a matter of fact, the song is actually very relatable.

The first verse is all about Rihanna giving her everything to a man who gave her nothing in return. Drake then comes in and talks about how he still loves her. He believes the key is to take the relationship slow and they will sort it all out face to face instead of over the phone because communication is key in a relationship.

You see, it’s a very meaningful and relatable song. I advise everyone to keep dancing to this song and share this information with all of the "Work" haters you know.

Keep on twerking.




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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

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1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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While at first glance you may believe that 'The Real' is just another ordinary daytime talk show, but your first glance would be totally wrong! The show began in the summer of 2013 and at the beginning of this year, it was renewed for 2 more seasons. This will keep the show going all the way into 2020. In addition to that milestone, another one of their latest successes is winning a Daytime Emmy at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.


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The co-host for the show includes Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley. All four women have found success through their own individual journeys. Adrienne Houghton is an actress, singer, and recently started her own YouTube channel. Loni Love is an actress, comedian, author, and has a degree in engineering. Jeannie Mai is a stylist and TV personality. Lastly, Tamera Mowry-Housley is an actress, blogger, and TV personality as well.

Having a diverse group of women who have all had a variety of careers and experiences in their life really gives the audience something special. They don't always agree but all four women are willing to share and discuss. The audience gets to hear thoughts on a series of topics from the perspective of being a black woman, being single, going through a divorce, being a mother, and so much more.



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