Rihanna, patron saint of unabashed 'realness,' is as humble as they come. Imagine stepping outside of a bathroom stall to find Rihanna, in all her ethereal glory, patiently waiting in line to use the toilet, refusing to use any 'nine-time Grammy award-winning singer and beauty mogul' ego to skip the line. And Zara Rahim, head of communications at The Wing, was there to witness it all.
I had a very long day so as a form of Twitter therapy I wanted to share a story about @rihanna and the time we used a public restroom together.
— Zara Rahim (@zara915) January 18, 2019
'Rihanna came to an event she was scheduled to speak at just over a year ago. She late. She was very late. (for the record: she can be late, she’s Rihanna, and she was wearing Margiela.),' Rahim recalled in a Twitter thread on Friday morning. Rihanna, super late and needing to pee very badly, wanted to use the closest public bathroom, though Rahim advised against it due to the multihyphenate's celebrity status. Did Rihanna care? Nope.
'Extremely nervously and in a full internal spiral, I lead her to the women’s restroom, knowing there was going to be a lot of women in there because the attendees were waiting for her to close the day out and taking a break from sitting in the room idly until she started,' Rahim continued. It took a minute for the women outside the bathroom to fully register what was happening in front of their eyes: Rihanna, THE Rihanna, waiting in line to use the toilet just like everyone else. And because she's Rihanna, 'She made small bathroom like talk!!!!! She’s just like us except way hotter, richer and better smelling!!!! A real woman’s woman!!!!,' she wrote.
Finally, a woman stepped out of the bathroom stall Rihanna would later occupy and was greeted by Rihanna, who told the woman, 'I hope you didn’t take a shit girl!!!!!.' Afterwards, Rihanna exited the stall to wash her hands and actually used the bathroom lotion to moisturise. 'The dispenser was malfunctioning because it realised it was in the presence of Rihanna. She had too much lotion on her hands. She said 'Give my your hands. You’re ashy sis!!!!' Rahim continued. 'She rubbed her beautiful, tattooed, perfectly manicured hands on on my hands.' Then, poof, Rihanna was gone.
She's a singer, beauty mogul, inventor of snake skin, and people person. WE ARE NOT WORTHY.