Rihanna recently told Glamour that Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Kesha and herself are the women that are currently dominating music.
"Women are definitely dominating music right now, and that's because we are competitive beings," Rihanna tells Glamour. "I feel like music hasn't been this exciting in a while."
It's extremely insulting for Rihanna to put herself, Katy Perry and Kesha in the same category of two of the hardest working women in music, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. The three of them are just smoke and mirrors--the more clothing they take off to distract people, the less people will realize they can't sing.
It also sounds to me that Rihanna's implicating some kind of "girl power" statement, which offends me. All three women are solely image-based, and with the help of computers they are able to just get by to be considered "singers." They are all interchangeable and their music is meaningless and insignificant--not to mention they don't even write most of it themselves. I can understand their catchy pop tunes get stuck in our heads, but let's face it, this is the music we should all be downloading illegally.
Remember the days when Madonna, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carrey were dominating music? Oh, the days before auto-tune. Something strange to think about...singers were actually required to sing.
I wonder if Rihanna also thinks she and her female counterparts will actually be around or spoken of in about five years. I think she has a shot as long as Celebrity Rehab and/or Celebrity Fit Club is still airing.
For your entertainment, some of the worst documented singing moments of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kesha:
Rihanna peforming live on the 2010 AMAs.
Katy Perry performing "California Girls" live on SNL.
Kesha performing live on SNL.