London based newspaper, The Sunday Times, compares bad gal, Rihanna, to the late, Princess Di, dubbing her The New Princess Diana. The writer sites the paparrazzi’s fascination with capturing and documenting their every move as well as their tumultuous love affairs:
‘Diana and Rihanna began as sensitive, wounded, but appealingly bubbly and good-natured provincial girls who slowly discovered their own photogenic virtuosity and began to conceptualize themselves as living sculpture for the lens. Both developed a false intimacy with photographers and the public and began to cannibalize themselves in their futile search for security in love. Diana, rebuffed, eventually accepted her exile. But Rihanna, in the classic syndrome of the battered woman, still pities and hopes to change and save her abuser…..peep the newspaper headline when you continue.
Rihanna posted a photo of the article and cover to her Instagram account with the captions:
Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan behind, never thought these many people would even know my name, now it’s next to Princess Diana’s on the front of a newspaper! Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be #yourejealous
When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana’s on the cover of The Sunday Times…. I mean… #extraordinaRIHbehavior