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Rihanna: What Now Meaning

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Song Released: 2011


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I've been ignoring this big lump in my throat
I shouldn't be crying, tears were for the weaker days
I'm stronger, now what, so I say
But something's missing

Whatever it is, it feels like
It's laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2013 10:03pm report


    I think it's a song about generally feeling empty inside. trying so hard to hide any form of weakness that you become a shell of your former self, unable to feel happy sad or even love. Just spending life going from one temporary high to another never having lasting relationships because there's no point.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2014 9:26am report


    Rihanna is in the Illuminati game... She was so infatuated and involved in the fame & money she became blinded & now she realizes that it was a mistake... If you notice her appearance is how it was when she first became popular, innocent. After joining the satanist they changed her, she became more sexual, & her clothes more revealing. She's opening her eyes, she doesn't know what to do.. This video is actually Rihanna... not her demon goddess.... even on 106 & park when This first aired Bow Wow even said "idk what's wrong with Rihanna but she sure does seemed possesed". Exactly. The world is coming to an end. & The critics are going to continue to stay blind to it all. But that's why everyone has their own opinions right?? I believe in God, the Bible warns us of This... so let it be known. Money is the root of all evil.. "Forgive them father for they do not know".



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    anonymous
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    Sep 5th, 9:10pm report


    She is just sick and tired of this thing called love. Don't worry riri, all will be well soon.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 6:14am report


    What are you guys commenting? This song is clearly about her man holding onto his deceased lover and she can't handle it.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2017 3:53am report


    I think riri is regretting of ever being famous in her life because there is no point of being famous any longer..... she's being haunted....riri is being haunted.......



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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2017 2:22pm report


    Seriously people! anyone who thinks this song has anything to do with past relationships or love in anyway obviously has never gone through depression before!!! This song is very clearly about how being depressed really feels! And I know that because I've suffered with depression since I was a teenager! first time anyone has put it in a song, so clear it's a cry for help



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    anonymous
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    Oct 23rd, 2016 10:53am report


    "I think it's a song about generally feeling empty inside. trying so hard to hide any form of weakness that you become a shell of your former self, unable to feel happy sad or even love. Just spending life going from one temporary high to another never having lasting relationships because there's no point."
    While I agree 100%, i feel like it also is about her relationship with Chris Brown and its like symbolic of that



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 2016 3:05pm report


    Yah neh i dont know what to say riri but this song remind me many things that i never thought i will remember in my life



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    anonymous
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    Sep 25th, 2015 9:49pm report


    this song says so much about feeling, for anyone who has ever been in love because love is a fragile thing.. i think in this song so much feelings have been held back,trapped, sadness, heartbreak etc... and then with the person that broke your heart you just feel like you want to give up on love you want to feel absolutely nothing because you want the pain gone... you just want to shut everybody out, you don't want to love anymore cause it seems pointless, cause it like why fall in love when there is a possibility your heart is going to get broken...when your heart is broken you feel an empty, you feel worthless cause nothing makes sense without that person that you love WHAT NOW is basically giving me the sense that your asking your that person that broke your heart for directions because he\she became your life.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 21st, 2015 7:58pm report


    The song what now is showing riri's inner feelings on the outside she has his shell covering up how the inner her is feeling.



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    nicholas.griffin.796774
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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:33pm report


    Rihanna was going through tough times when she came out with this song and wanted people to understand that she is trying to be strong but can't hold her emotions in check and just needs some space right now as she makes it through her life. She is 26 years old and can handle herself. That's why nothing else.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 2014 6:24pm report


    Rihanna is expressing her emotions. She says that she has 'been ignoring this big lump in my throat' this suggests that she has been ignoring something which has been haunting her for a long time (maybe her boyfriend). She then punishes her self by telling us that she 'shouldn't be crying' but she then opens up and admits that she has been in worse situations 'tears were for the weaker days'. Rihanna then admits that she has recovered from whatever is haunting her but she still feels like part of her is missing (this could be because her boyfriend left her) 'I'm stronger, now what, so I say But something's missing'.

    Finally Rihanna states that whatever is bothering her is 'laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror'. This suggests that she feels paranoid because she thinks people are laughing at her and she can't see them.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2014 3:18pm report


    I think Rhianna has realized that being in the illuminati is horrible, because there was no love. God is Love. and I think she knew that before but she wanted to do what she wanted and not listen to God. God is the way, truth, and he's enternal life. I think Rhianna wants to have a relationship with God again but she doesn't know how or think its possible. But she needs to understand that God forgives everyone! and He still loves her. No sin is "bigger" then the rest, it is all sin. God Loves Everyone!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2014 3:34pm report


    Rihana is trapped...she can't come out of hell now...



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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2014 2:33pm report


    Rihanna is my idol, my queen , my icon , my life, my love, my heart,my girl my everything i think that she accepts that she did an error which is working with devil but she knows that the world is going to change for bed and she wants to come back but she knows that she can't unfortunately, but everyone gotta pray for the best of the humans ,,

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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th, 2013 11:50am report


    think she's saying that she was really in a bad place and a guy came into her life and changed everything around, made her happy. But then she questions whether it was him or maybe she got there on her own and he just came into her life at the right time. And although she loved him so much she fell out of love and she's just going through the motions with him and doesn't know how to end a relationship with a person that made such a big impact on her life, which the person that made a impact in her life and trying to end the relationship is satan, shes in love with him



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2013 11:59pm report


    all I can say is if you know about rihanna, then you know shes been through alot! shes just in a tough point in her life right now, and she just wants someone to love her! :)



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