Rihanna proves that Americans have been saying her name wrong this entire time

Rihanna proves that Americans have been saying her name wrong this entire time

So many fans are eagerly awaiting Rihanna's return to the music scene with her latest album. It's been over three years since her last studio album, and almost as long since she announced she was working on a new one.

We may now know she's working on a reggae album due to release at some point this year, but she's busy with some other things.

Rihanna is the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH, the luxury conglomerate behind fashion staples such as Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. So, she's now in Paris to promote her fashion house, Fenty, and spoke to British Vogue about the project.

"Hello British Vogue," she begins, adding: "it's me: Rihanna."

Nothing out of the ordinary when you read it, no, but people are currently losing their minds about this introduction after hearing her pronounce her own name.

So what's the deal here?

Well, it seems like Rihanna is pronouncing her name as 'REE-ANNA', whereas many in the States have been pronouncing it as 'REE-AH-NA'. If you needed anymore proof, she was asked to clarify how to pronounce her name a full six years ago in a 2012 interview.

Rihanna sets the record straight

This news didn't exactly go down well with some people. Now that they've heard her say it this way, there are a lot of die-hard fans mid-breakdown over Twitter.

The Brits were quick to chime in and point out that they've been saying it right the whole time.

There was even more confusion when some pulled up certain songs in the past, claiming that the musician was pronouncing her name differently in various songs.

Then there was the poll, which eventually got a consensus.

But how many of those voters were lying just to save face? That's the real question here.

If you've been saying it wrong all this time, maybe it's time to follow Rihanna's example and go with her pronunciation. After all, she probably knows how to say her own name.