Hear That? That's the Sound of Savage x Fenty Making That Coin—and Becoming an Amazon Original

Rihanna speaks onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna speaks onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images)

How do you top a model going into labor during your first runway presentation? If you’re Rihanna, you make your intimate apparel line even more intimate, bringing the Savage x Fenty runway experience home for her fans with a new deal with Amazon, which will stream the show on Prime Video on Friday, September 20.

“I couldn’t be more excited that everyone will have full access to the Savage x Fenty Show this year,” said Rihanna in a press release obtained by Refinery29. “We are working on creating a bold, sexy, super energetic experience for our viewers.”

Yeah, we bet...and our bodies are ready, Rih.


But that’s not all, folks. According to Fashionista [h/t Wall Street Journal], the world’s richest female musician just raised $50 million in fresh funding for her lingerie brand, after a very strong first-year showing. And Fashionista notes that an undisclosed amount of that investment came from Marcy Venture Partners, the venture capital firm owned by none other than Jay-Z, the original (if deeply controversial) mastermind behind the global phenomenon we now know and love as Rihanna.

So is Savage x Fenty’s new coup a full-circle moment? Perhaps. Will it have our full attention, come September 20? Definitely.

“Rihanna has conquered the worlds of music, film, beauty and fashion. She has reinvented the idea of what fashionable lingerie should be for a global customer,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, via press release. “The brand authentically reflects empowering statements of inclusivity, body positivity and fun! The Savage x Fenty show promises to be a groundbreaking and truly unique experience and we’re thrilled to give our global customers an exclusive front-row seat.”

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?

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So Rihanna simply does not take a bad picture, right?