Time released their annual Time 100 list few hours ago, and guess who made the list, Rihanna. And what even made it more spectacular was the perfect two-paragraph essay, Songstress Adele penned down to Rihanna.
To start, the 29-year-old singer lauded the R&B singer’s beginnings as a musician and her “well deserved” success in the music industry. Adele tried to remember when she initially met Rihanna, but couldn’t because of how much she admired her.
“I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it,” Adele wrote. “She is one year older than me, but I feel like she’s been around forever. The progression of her superstardom feels steady, well deserved and extremely natural. She burst onto the scene with the absolute banger that is ‘Pon de Replay’ in 2005, so young and breathtakingly beautiful. But the first time it felt like she made everyone sit up was with ‘Umbrella.’ It crossed her over to every platform and into everyone’s lives. It felt like she had truly arrived, and she hasn’t slowed down since. Even more, she has designed and conquered an entire lane of her own. The innovative and groundbreaking world of Rihanna that no one else will ever be safe in and get away with copying. She makes her own rules and bends ours.”
Adele then finished the piece with a personal, emotional note about how spectacular RiRi is in person.
“Whenever I’ve met her, she’s been the most gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon,” she wrote. “She glows like when someone’s taken a picture with a flash and you’re dazed for a few minutes after. But it’s also very clear in that glow that she genuinely doesn’t give a f-ck; she’s fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever.”