‘My Super Sweet 16’ Celeb Cameos You Forgot: Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and More

Even before the “1 percent” became common parlance, MTV was revealing the lives of the exorbitantly privileged with the 2000s-era series My Super Sweet 16. And more than a dozen celebrities made cameos in the reality show — some as performers, some as guests, and some as dates of the spoiled subjects!

Jennifer Lawrence My Super Sweet 16
Jennifer Lawrence, My Super Sweet 16 MTV

In one memorable 2006 episode, for example, a 14-year-old named Darnell Robinson asked Rihanna to attend the party on his arm. “Every prince needs a princess, and I wanted to know if you could be my princess,” he told the budding pop star. She said yes … even if he initially pronounced her name as “ruh-hannah.”

Robinson, who later went on to star on Bravo’s First Family of Hip Hop, recalled the experience in a 2017 interview with The Daily Dish. “It happened too fast, everything happened so fast and I was so young,” he said. “Things were crazy for a minute, I’m not going to even lie. Still, like, 10 years later, I walk through places and I meet people and they’re like, ‘Yo, can I take a picture, I know you!’ It’s crazy. That show gave me, like, 10 years of life within this industry.”

Meanwhile, another A-lister was a total unknown when she appeared on the show — or, more accurately, in a commercial for the show. Jennifer Lawrence was only 14 when she landed her first acting gig: a 2005 My Super Sweet 16 promo.

“No, I wasn’t on the show, because we weren’t rich and my parents aren’t awful,” Lawrence later told Passengers costar Chris Pratt in a 2016 Wired video. “No offense! My first job was for My Super Sweet 16, so I was acting like one of the Sweet 16 girls, but I was not.”

Watch the video above for all the other celeb cameos you might have missed.

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