The letters are so beautiful but the one written by Slick Woods stands out so much that Riri had to share it on her own Instagram account.
For those who don’t know, Slick Woods is Rihanna’s model muse and is also popular for walking in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show at the NYFW while in labour. She was rushed to the hospital immediately after the fashion show and has now given birth to a baby boy.
The new mother wrote to Rihanna:
I met you during the Fenty Puma Season 2 show in Paris — it was my first time out of the country. I always thought your shit was made for me, and I wanted nothing more than to model for you, so hearing that I was cast in your show had me ecstatic. That you continued to use me was just surreal — business turned family real quick.
You introduced me to a more mainstream level of exposure. I was famous for all of the wrong reasons before. People loved the idea of Slick, but you gave me countless platforms to let people actually fall in love with who I am. You made inclusivity cool, and that’s revolutionary. Now people are putting money toward inclusion, rather than putting money toward a certain supremacy. It’s a beautiful switch in pace. You have my loyalty until the end of time. My gratitude for the growth, love, and support you’ve put in my life will never subside. You are a true angel and the most multifaceted, immortal boss I’ve ever met. I’m so thankful for you. But you knew dat.
— Slick Woods, model
In response to the letter, Rihanna wrote:
@slickwoods ??? I love you soooo much! Thank you for these beautiful words from your open letter in @allure !!! You have been just as significant to my platform sis! And you bout to knock motherhood out the park!
Below are photos from Rihanna’s Allure magazine cover.