Big Brother's Pauline Bennett: I'm related to Rihanna
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 June 2014
'Big Brother: Power Trip' contestant Pauline Bennett claims she is related to world famous pop star Rihanna
'Big Brother: Power Trip' star Pauline Bennett is related to Rihanna.
The outspoken former rapper - who appeared on Kylie Minogue's 1991 song 'Shocked' under the name Jazzy P - has claimed she shares family ties with the 'Diamonds' hitmaker in her native Barbados.
Pauline told Britain's Star magazine: "My mum knows the Fentys, Rihanna's family. My aunt Wilma was a Fenty. I have a good amount of family still over there [in Barbados]."
The dance teacher also revealed how her collaboration with Kylie helped get her pop career back on track.
She added: "Her career was flagging a little bit, to tell you the truth."
Pauline, 49, was named the Power Housemate in last week's 'Big Brother' launch show after the public voted for her to have complete control of the house.
So far, Pauline has picked housemate Mark Byron, 24, as the winner of a £5,000 cash prize, while she selected Matthew Davies, 23, to be punished.
Matthew was subsequently suspended high above the ground and forced to sleep in a glass box for the night.
Pauline has also come to blows with Jale Karaturp after selecting her as the recipient of her 'killer nomination'. As a result, Jale will face eviction from the house each and every week for as long as she remains on the show.