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Rihanna's new eyeliner is named for a savage 2011 comeback to a hater

Rihanna applies her new Fenty eyeliner, Flyliner, which comes out July 6. (Photo: Fenty via Instagram)

Do not come for Rihanna, because there is no one greater at the one-sentence clapback than the singer and actress. In fact, it appears that no one is too big or too small to receive a wonderful shady comment from Bad Girl Riri herself.

Even if it’s a celebrity like Kendall Jenner, the Ocean’s 8 star won’t hold back.


After Jenner tweeted that she’d be upset if Rihanna didn’t perform her song “Complicated,” the artist took to Instagram to comment back, “Well, don’t come.

However, now Queen Riri has named her latest item for Fenty Beauty after one of her most popular quips.

On July 6, Fenty Beauty is launching Flyliner, along with the Moroccan Spice eyeshadow palette and Pro Filt’r eyelid primer. Flyliner, a black liquid liner, is aptly titled “Cuz I’m Black.”


If you don’t know where “Cuz I’m Black” originated from, we’ll have to travel back to a much simpler time … 2011, a year when people attacked celebrities on social media instead of politicians.

It was in 2011 that a Twitter user commented on Rihanna’s hairstyle on the cover of her single “Man Down.” The racist comment said, “Why does her hair look so nappy?”

Rihanna, of course, responded with grace.


There’s such beauty in the simplicity in this well-phrased comeback. To reiterate, don’t come for Rihanna. She even made Snapchat lose $800 million in market value when it posted a distasteful ad referring to her.

Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s cosmetics line, is inclusive for all skin tones and genders. With foundations in over 40 different shades, Fenty Beauty was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2017.

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