|Rihanna talks about Melissa|
"I've known her ever since we were 14. She transferred to my school in Barbados and we just clicked. That was a time when I had no girlfriends at all, and neither did she. (...) she was my first real girlfriend and now she's almost always with me - we live together. I feel so comfortable when she's around. I feel like she's like my guardian angel."
Seventeen Magazine, August 2010
"When Melissa arrived at school she really stood out. She was a black girl with blonde hair who wore make-up – she was the only girl in school who would wear make-up, because we weren’t allowed. We became friends and she would come over to my house with her older sister’s magazines and we would go through them and say, “Hey, we could do something like that.” That’s when I started to get into fashion and make-up. A year after I met her I dropped out of the cadets. I was like, “This is terrible! They are just screaming at me, I don’t like this!”’
You Magazine, May 2010