Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the world’s largest Muslim place of worship, so of course bad girl RiRi decided it would be the ideal venue for a spontaneous Instagram photoshoot. But donning a far more demure outfit than, say, a denim thong (though who knows what she has on underneath) and wearing a hijab, authorities at the mosque were quick to label Rihanna’s photos “inappropriate” and promptly asked her to leave. According to a statement posted to their website, it seems it was less Ri’s ensemble and more her “disrespectful positions” that were the problem. (Reminder: Abu Dhabi is where most of the atrocious “Sex and the City 2″ takes place so, you know, surely RiRi’s shoot is less offensive than that.) Check a couple more shots the singer was able to snap before being kicked to the curb after the jump… [Instagram] Keep reading »
Rihanna gets a lot done in a day, regardless of whether or not a proper pair of pants is involved. Her trip to South Africa this week yielded not only a history-making performance as the youngest ever female artist to sell out the Johannesburg stadium, but also — more importantly — plenty of opportunities to pose awesomely alongside animals while hitting the local zoo with her fam. Without further ado, check out Rihanna, dressed to kill, hangin’ out with baby tigers, giraffes, giant crabs, and more … [Instagram]
I’m pretty sure I would actually rather get a tattoo done with a chisel myself than watch this excruciating video of the process, as performed on Rihanna. Maybe you’ll have better luck? [via Buzzfeed]
“To be a female narcissist is an act of political defiance comparable to not being humble as a person of color. It’s about preserving your dignity in a world where you’re constantly told you aren’t shit and are expected to act accordingly.”
Confused on how to feel after viewing Rihanna’s newest and, quite frankly, amazing video earlier this week? This quote from Ayesha A. Siddiqi, writer at The New Inquiry, in conversation with Sarah Nicole Prickett and Susan Nicole Shepherd about just what to make of RiRi’s latest offering is a very strong argument for Rihanna doing her thing for women, not for dudes. [The Hairpin]
Rihanna is the Prince Harry to Beyonce’s Wills. A lot naughtier, possibly hotter and definitely dealing in buckets of fucks not given, RiRi is kind of the best. With Beyonce, we know exactly what is coming up — good hair, couture and a lot of dance tights. But with Rihanna, the possibilities are endless. Will she vomit ribbon? Will she sit in a bathtub looking flawless in one take? Maybe she’ll just sit on a throne in that denim thong we all talked about, throwing stacks of cash with her face on the bills, while some strippers show off. Check out her video for the woozy Mike Will Made It produced track “Pour It Up” above!