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6 Moments the Rihanna Documentary Should Cover

Rihanna Vogue Arabua cover, Greg Kadel, November 2017

Rihanna photographed by Greg Kadel for Vogue Arabia, November 2017.

When news broke on Thursday that Amazon had reportedly paid a whopping USD 25 million for the rights to a Rihanna documentary, excitement mingled with a shred of anxiety: Would the high-budget doc properly capture the life of living legend Robyn Rihanna Fenty?

Real Rihanna scholars (yes, this should be a standard academic subject) know there are certain moments from her life that any good documentary will absolutely have to reflect. Below, find a list of the moments we’re praying will make it into her Amazon film.

1. Her Nine Grammys

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Yep, count ’em, nine.

2. Her Guo Pei Dress From the 2015 Met Gala

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It takes a lot to stand out at the Met Gala, but that’s exactly what Rihanna did in her canary yellow Guo Pei gown in 2015. Who doesn’t think about RiRi now when they see that particular hue?

3. The Time She Told Off Donald Trump via Instagram

Rihanna isn’t afraid to get political, as she proved when she rebuked President Trump over his lackluster response to a string of mass shootings this summer. Trump fired back, but Rihanna was unbothered.

4. When She Absolutely Did Not Care About Being Body-Shamed

After a misguided journalist attacked Rihanna’s appearance in 2017, she responded in the most artfully millennial way possible: via a meme reading “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.”

5. When She Started Fenty Maison

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As if lingerie, cosmetics, and athleisure lines weren’t enough, Rihanna collaborated on a luxury designer line with French fashion giant LVMH.

6. When She Said She Wanted to Design Furniture

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Rihanna’s dream is the same as yours; she just wants to retire to a small town in upstate New York and make beautiful things. Last year she said her dream project would have something to do with furniture. May all her dreams come true!

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