And a home loan.
Rihanna is the best business woman in the biz. She’s talented and intelligent and knows how to craft an inclusive fashion line so good it gives Victoria’s Secret nightmares.
Basically, she’s an entrepreneurial queen.
Up until now, Rihanna has done no wrong. But her latest business move has me questioning her smooth run: she’s releasing a visual autobiography.
The 504-page coffee table book will recount her childhood, BTS moments and previously unseen footage of her personal life and career.
“From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments to private time with friends and family,” the offical website reads, “the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur.”
RiRi announced the news on Instagram and the schnancy fancy video almost had me convinced that I need this hardcover on my coffee table.
Until I looked at the price tag.
The book comes in 5 different editions which increase exponentially in price. The regular copy is a casual $230 and the ‘luxury supreme copy’ (the 4th most expensive in the rage) features RiRi’s signature, a custom tabletop bookstand and an $8,000 price tag.
The price of the ‘ultra luxury supreme copy’ is unknown, but Cardi B bid over $100,000 USD for one of the 10 exisiting copies, which comes with a marble pedestal because, well, just because.
Paying $250 for a coffee table brick is ridiculous – I could buy an entirely new coffee table for that price. And anyone spending upwards of $8,000 for some pages, a bit of writing in Sharpie and a pointless book stand needs to check themselves. You should at least be getting a meet and greet for that price. Hell, you should be getting meet and greets for a lifetime.
I’m all for Rihanna paving a name for herself and earning her millions of dollars, but this venture feels a little excessive to me.
I already have a cinema book, an ancient history book, and a fitness book on my coffee table, I don’t need any more. Sorry not sorry RiRi.