We all have those questions that keep us up at night: What is the meaning of life, when will I meet my soulmate, and, of course, what is Rihanna’s real last name? Like icons Madonna and Cher, she can totally pull off the stand-alone moniker because she’s just that fabulous. But for those of you who don’t already know, Rihanna actually has a last name – and a different first name, too! The Barbadian beauty was born Rihanna Robyn Fenty.
Ringing any bells? Well, it should be, considering Fenty is the name behind both her new beauty brand and popular footwear line with Puma. And while we’re putting all the pieces together, it’s important to note that Rihanna isn’t the first celebrity to use her surname for business purposes – think brands like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior before her.
While die-hard RiRi fans are probably rolling their eyes right now, other folks are completely shook by the revelation. And their reactions are too good not to share.
It all starts out innocent enough….
Why are all Rihanna’s products called Fenty? Like her shoes and that as well
— kevin gnapoor (@CXRRYINGCOFFINS) September 9, 2017
And then the realization hits…
I, the idiot, didn’t know Rihanna’s last name was Fenty so I’m sitting here in class like wait…so that’s why pic.twitter.com/GjWu1XNSZV
— zooey101 (@bullssoxfan23) September 19, 2017
This is a lot to process.
— Grace Jones’ Spirit (@Hadiya_Spalding) September 19, 2017
While the information has been readily available for years online, others express what we’ve secretly all been thinking.
Just found out Fenty is Rihanna’s surname and not just a made up word
— Rhianna (@rhiannaoliviab) September 14, 2017
Yes, apparently it means you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade.
Im shook…. Fenty is Rihanna’s last name? I thought fenty means something lol
— Shobe De Ocampo (@inevitableof) September 20, 2017
It looks like we didn’t know even the most basic thing about Rihanna. Time to start taking notes…
I WAS SHOOK NOT KNOWING RIHANNA’S LAST NAME IS “FENTY” WOAHHHH
— ✨ Kurt Ashton ✨ (@SatelliteKisser) September 20, 2017
There are no words, only shame.
Me: ‘Fenty’? What the heck is that?
Internet: It’s @rihanna‘s real life last name.
— Mallory Hughes (@mallorymhughes) September 20, 2017
Yes JohnnyBlaze, this calls for the ultimate face palm. And even some skeleton emojis because RIP to everything we ever knew about life.
Had no idea Fenty was Rihanna last name ♂️
— JohnnyBlaze (@Blazedapoet) September 20, 2017
Mind blown indeed.
Fenty is actually Rihanna’s last name. Mind. Blown. pic.twitter.com/tQBVf4R1zy
— ReemOmeirat (@ReemOmeirat) September 20, 2017
Everything is a little better knowing that Kim Kardashian really understands how we feel about the issue.
I just found out that Fenty is actually Rihanna’s last name pic.twitter.com/Sd7lDZFpRi
— Bea Nicor (@beanicor) September 20, 2017
If this news has made you start to question your entire existence, though, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Pls tell me I’m not the only one that didn’t know Rihanna’s last name is Fenty
I feel so dumb 😭😭😭
— Vanessa (@Vswizzzle) September 19, 2017
Because people all over the Internet literally can’t right now.
literally just found out fenty is rihanna’s last name 😲
— patrice (@sheighh) September 20, 2017
Deep breaths, deep breaths.
FENTY IS RIHANNA’S LAST NAME SAY WHAT 😆😩😩😩 I am the worst fan ever pic.twitter.com/Kp4D6HbdF3
— HENSLEY (@HensleyU) September 12, 2017
If you call yourself a real fan, you may get some serious shade for not knowing this. But at the end of the day, I guess we’ll just have to lick our wounds and move on. It’s all we can really do at this point.
i feel fake af cause i’m just finding out Rihanna’s last name is Fenty wowowowow
— mandy✨ (@ohaimanda) September 20, 2017
Even more fun facts about the singer’s name? Her middle name, Rihanna, is Arabic and means “sweet basil.” While we’ve known her by this name ever since she released her 2005 debut album Music in the Sun, the singer still goes by Robyn with close friends and family. “I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna,” she has told Rolling Stone. “When I hear Robyn, I pay attention.”
And little did you know, you’ve probably been pronouncing her name wrong this whole time. According to the singer’s Instagram it’s Ri-Anna. The “H” is silent.
You learn something new every day.