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Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” is the Freelancer’s Freedom Anthem

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The cover art for the single Bitch Better Have My Money

Rihanna the Bajan Goontress just pulled a Bey and dropped a single out of the blue. It is titled “Bitch Better Have My Money” and it is clearly singing the freedom song for freelancers everywhere. She’s strumming our pain with her fingers and singing our lives with her words.

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WE SUFFER TO GET THESE INVOICES PAID??? Remember the time I had to stage a sit-in at a company who was almost 2 months late overdue on an invoice? Shit. These Net45 terms ain’t loyal and will have you eating ramen noodles and kale (shudder) because you’re broke.

I’m here for you, Ri-ri. HERE, I say! Yes, the lyrics are simple and hella repetitive but the beat drops and you get the point across. I will be doing a shoulder lean (sharrap) or two to this. And whenever one of my invoices is late being paid, I’ma just send them a voice note that’s just this song so they know how I’m feeling. Come up off them coins because the struggle outchea is real!

I wanna hang out with Rihanna one day because her love of all things foolish is admirable and I think we’d have a blast. And she gives so few dambs that she made the cover of this album a pic of her rocking black tape on her face. NO DAMBS TO GIVE.

“Bitch better have my money. Pay me what you owe me.” Amen.

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  1. March 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    This song is everything. It’s also for reckless ass cousins who stay giving you the “wait till my tax return” comes speech!

    Also..here for her strong Brooke Shields-esque brows in this pic! LOVE IT.

    • March 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm


    • myssjones
      March 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Hell yes,

  2. Rdeemed70
    March 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Is that braille on the side? What? She ain’t playin’…

    • Cherie in the D
      March 27, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Just noticed the braille! LOL ing on the floor.

  3. March 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm


    I’m present for ALL OF THIS!

  4. Sherry
    March 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Luvvie, thank you for turning me on to this. I work as a freelance photog/graphic designer – THE STRUGGLE!!!
    “Voice memo” – LMAO!!!
    This is about to be my office vm greeting!

  5. Carriecnh12
    March 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    As a Bajan I can testify that Ri is singing that song for all of us who have had/ do have bosses that when come pay day, dey start spouting foolishness bout dey ain know if dey can pay de full amount dis week, say wuh, you betta gi me muh muney when 5:00 a’clock come round, I know how much de company mek dis week.
    The previous paragraph was written in the bajan dialect, because when we hear all manner of foolishness and people trying to test out patience it comes out super strong. 😉

    • March 27, 2015 at 7:07 am



  6. notconvincedgranny
    March 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Yeah, cause if you don’t come up with the cash she’ll have to keep using a Sharpie on those brows. You know Anastasia ain’t cheap.

    • MoreBella
      March 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Omg I as screaming!!!!!!!! She said Anastasia ain’t cheap!!!!

  7. myssjones
    March 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I’m digging it.

  8. jada07
    March 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I want her to be my little sister sooooo bad!

  9. RaeJ
    March 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm


    It may grow on me, but for now I will stick with AMG. His Bitch Betta Have My Money is hella dirty, but it went hard during house parties back in the 90s!

  10. wstr
    March 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Yes! Net30/Net45 (etc) make the wait long enough – they need to have those checks ready ON day 30 (or 45)! Definitely the new contractor anthem.

  11. Denise
    March 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I just now got an email from someone who can steady send requests for new work, but steady ignores requests for old payments. I’d be wrong to send a link to this song, but I will be playing it as I prep the invoice reminders.

  12. mzmiamiheat
    March 28, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I think she heard me saying this when I was waiting on my ex hubby to fork over his part of the money to pay for the divorce! #dontplay #iwantmyownname

  13. March 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

    The complete insanity of this song made me love it the more I listen to it. And, her performance on iHeart Radio awards did me in.

  14. March 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Well, I was about to start ranting on how I usually distrust this sort of “star” and how little we can actually trust this kind of “rebellious behaviour”. But d’you know what? I’ll focus on the theme itself. For, YEAH!!
    Most of my income comes from private lessons (I’m a teacher of foreign languages here in Brazil – English and Spanish) and students fail to grasp the basics of “I do this for a living, biatch” and “whether you have the #damb class or cancel it the night before, it is still a scheduled class to me, bastard”. [I’d better drop the mic here on no financial forecasting possible, or else I’ll cry myself to dung]
    I guess I won’t be playing this tune a lot, but I will still respect this young lady for what she apparently did, and use it as a reminder.

    I celebrate thee, freelancers/self-employed slaves! It’s frigging “collecting/reminding” week and I’ll do my best to celebrate my own work as well 😉

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