Rihanna Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People List

Rihanna Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People List

Rihanna joins Barack Obama, Raphael Saadiq and Adele on the annual list of movers and shakers.

Published April 18, 2012

Hate it or love it, 'Rihanna's in-your-face, bad-girl image has afforded her a lot of extra attention lately. Despite criticism for her reckless behavior, Rih Rih's new attitude hasn't stopped her from getting honored by Time magazine as one of their most 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Every 12 months, Time magazine lists 100 of the most influential people in the world that "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world." Other big name celebs left comments on each pick for the list. Fashion designer Stella McCartney wrote of Rihanna, saying, "She's one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today, but she does it in her own stride."

The "Birthday Cake" singer is in good company. She joins a list that also includes the NFL's Tim Tebow, the NBA's Jeremy Lin, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, comedian Chelsea Handler and fellow singer Adele.

Pink honored Adele, writing, "Her success renews hope in me that the world I live in has good taste — that we still occasionally come back to what's simple, and simply amazing."

Rihanna took to Twitter to thank her fans for the support. "We made TIME 100 most influential people's list!," she tweeted. "Thank you Navi, TIME mag, and Stella for an exquisite write up! #1LOVE #RihannaNavyShit"

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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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