When Rihanna sang: “Take me for a ride, ride/Oh baby, take me high, high,” on ‘Only Girl (In The World),’ everyone jumped to the obvious conclusion. Little did we know then that RiRi has a serious space obsession and is looking to go on a ride that is literally out of this world! Buzz is the beauty from Barbados has booked three seats on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic programme — one each for herself, her younger brother Rorrey and her personal bodyguard. Apparently (like our favourite alien-chasing TV character, Agent Mulder), Rihanna believes in UFOs and aliens, and has been “obsessed with space since she was a child.”
From what we hear, RiRi is amongst those waitlisted for the honour, while others including Ashton Kutcher and his girlfriend Mila Kunis, Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio have confirmed seats on the world’s first commercial spaceliner. As if there was some shortage of stars in the sky!
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Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat