Rihanna Hates Being a Size 0 And Misses Her Big Butt

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RihannaRihanna and I, we aren't always on the same page. Sometimes I'm a little confused by her wackadoodle fashion sense, and to this day I can't comprehend why she's back to hangin' with Chris Brown.

You know where we see eye to eye, though? Body image. The "Umbrella" singer recently told Us magazine that she's not happy with her current weight.

"I'm a size 0 -- and not happy about it!" Rihanna said. "I went way too far. I prefer myself a bit chunkier. I want my old butt back!"

Gee, it's not every day you hear a celebrity complaining about being too small, eh? Whether or not I think her relationship with Chris is healthy, there's no denying that her self image totally is.

You've got to hand it to Rihanna for knowing what weight is best for her. The fact that she can recognize that she "went too far" and actually WANTS to make a change is admirable, especially considering the industry she's in. Does this mean she's going to head over to McDonald's and order three cheeseburgers? Probably not.

On a personal note, I can totally relate to what the 24-year-old singer's saying here. After dropping a ton of weight over the last few years -- I noticed something is missing for me too: my boobs. They're a full three sizes smaller now, and I miss 'em.

Would I go back to my previous weight just for some extra lovin' up top? Definitely not. I'm more comfortable this way. For Rihanna, having a booty is what makes her feel more comfy. I can totally respect that. I guess we'll just have to be on booty watch to see if she follows through!

Do you have an ideal weight? Have you ever gone too far dieting?


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nonmember avatar kaerae

She is not a size "0." That's vanity sizing. It is stupid when people talk about size rather than weight, a manufaturer can put any size they want to on clothes. This seems like another bid for attention, just like her walking around the other day bra-less in a see-through top.

CPN322 CPN322

I actually feel the exact same as her though I'm a size 2 but I didn't do this to myself.

nonmember avatar Shelly

I really have no control over my weight. I've never weighed over 100 pounds in my life. (Aside from pregnancy, but I was back to 100 within two weeks.) I have boobs and some butt, so I guess this is my ideal weight. My body seems to hold on right around 100. There is actually nothing wrong with a size 0, so long as it's not unhealthy to be there. I come by it naturally.

nonmember avatar Liz

She's not from the US. It could be that she's beating herself up over not meeting the ideal body type by barbados standards. In which case, that wouldn't be too healthy either.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Liz makes a good point. I remember a recent article, I think it was one by Janelle Harris, here on The Stir, about how the Black Community values a larger backside on their women. If Rhianna truly feels better in a larger size, than more power to her, and I hope that she not only follows through with it, but that she shouts it from the rooftops, and defends her right (and that of others) to find their 'happy weight' and stay there. But if she's feeling pressure from a community - whether it's her Barbados roots, or the Black Community - then she needs to work a little more on accepting herself.

However... good for her for speaking out about it. Small is not necessarily healthier.

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