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Rihanna Inventing Every Colour In The World Is Another Thing We Should Thank Her For

From black and white to red and blue, Rihanna invented them all.

Rihanna is a style icon; that is a fact. But did you also know that she invented the goddamn rainbow? Allow me to explain...

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So before Rihanna came along, colour didn't actually exist. I know that's hard to believe, but it's true. So Rihanna, tired of living in a colourless world, created the colour red to brighten things up. And it worked!

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After people loved red so much, she decided to invent another colour, and that was when white was born.

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But white needed a counterpart, and so after brainstorming with herself, Rihanna came up with the idea of black.

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However, black made everything dark and mysterious, and Rihanna wanted to make things sparkle a little, and that's where the colour gold came in.

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After gold became the colour to signify first place, something Rihanna was already accustomed to, she defied the odds and made her fifth colour, which she called pink.

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Fun fact: Without Rihanna the sun wouldn't be known as yellow because — you guessed it — Rihanna invented that, too.

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After yellow there was a brief pause, but tired of seeing the ocean without any colour, Rihanna created a new one and called it blue.

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At this point you'd think Rihanna would be pretty tired of giving the gift of colour to people, but nope, she then gave the world purple.

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And finally, Rihanna invented the colour green so that the grass and trees could flourish.

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So now you know the true story behind the Rihanna Rainbow, and how the gift of colour was given to the world by a selfless goddess called Robyn Rihanna Fenty. You learn something new every day.

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