The pressures of fame caused Rihanna to party in dingy nightclubs away from the spotlight.
Ahh the pressures of fame and fortune. One minute Rihanna's on top of the charts, filling stadiums on a worldwide tour and holidaying at exclusive resorts. The next she's partying in a dingy nightclub, her Christian Louboutins sticking to the grotty dancefloor. Wait… partying in a dingy nightclub? Grotty dancefloor? Surely not our RiRi?!
Pop princess Rihanna has admitted low-grade nightclubs saved her from having an emotional breakdown last year. She claimed they were the one place where people didn’t bother her in her spare time, according to The Sun.
‘Everybody is doing the same thing – dancing, having drinks. They’re too f***ed-up to care,’ she said. Charming.
But she said recently in an interview with Mondanite magazine that she refused to crack under the pressure of fame.
She said: ‘I refuse to crack under pressure – in fact I thrive on it. You just have to stay focused and keep your feet on the ground.
‘Staying down to earth in this industry in general is really not easy, but I am strong and when I feel lost or depressed on the road, I call my best friend Melissa.
‘When I see people turning to drugs and alcohol, then that’s when I call Melissa. She helps me get through things.’
Do you think Rihanna has managed to keep her feet on the ground?