Rihanna finally goes back to brunette: much improved or still trashy?

Rihanna has been in Tokyo over the past few days to promote her debut acting role in Battleship, and she’s finally decided to ditch her busted blonde stripper weave. Thank goodness. Now RiRi is back to brunette and has tweeted these photos with the caption, “Cuz I’m black bitch.” The Mail also has some photos of Rihanna rocking her new locks at a photocall. Doesn’t she look so much better now?

In other RiRi news, the singer is now dropping hints in the press that she’d love to play Whitney Houston in a rumored biopic. A bit presumptuous, perhaps?

Rihanna has revealed she would “love” to portray the late Whitney Houston on the big screen.

The Talk That Talk singer, who makes her acting debut in Peter Berg’s sci-fi action adventure Battleship, shrugged off rumours she is in the running to play the late legend in a forthcoming biopic, but admitted she would be honoured to take the role.

“I didn’t get that call yet,” said the 24-year-old, adding: “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”

The 48-year-old singer died on February 11 in California, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. Her record label boss and friend Clive Davis is reportedly at the helm of the planned film, with Jennifer Hudson also on the shortlist.

Rihanna considers Houston a musical inspiration.

“I met her at a Clive Davis party. I love her. She’s one of my big music icons, and I have always looked up to her,” she continued.

“My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song – ‘I Will Always Love You.’ All of her music actually was always played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really she’s partly responsible for me being here in this industry.”

Rihanna also revealed she would like to try comedy.

“I want to try different roles – maybe comedy next, or who knows? I like sarcastic, dry humour: I love movies like Superbad and Pineapple Express, pretty (much) all Seth Rogen’s movies.”

[From Belfast Telegraph]

I can totally believe that Rihanna adores Seth Rogen movies (especially Pineapple Express) because she loves the pot. I’m not sure what to think about the idea of Rihanna as an actress, so we’ll have to wait and see how she fares once Battleship hits stateside theaters on May 18. It does seem rather opportunistic (not to mention insensitive) to start talking up how much she’d love to play Whitney Houston so soon after such an untimely death, but I guess that’s just the nature of Hollywood.

In the meantime, here are some photos of Rihanna giving one last hurrah to that dreadful bottle-blonde ‘do. She’s wearing a really ugly Stella McCartney (whom she loves to wear) jacket as a dress in London and favoring a more relaxed look while arriving in the Tokyo airport. I’m so glad she got rid of that color.

Photos courtesy of WENN and Twitter

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  1. Eve says:

    The “trashy” aspect when it comes to Rihanna has more to do with the way she behaves than her hair colour.

    About her posing: she probably thinks she’s a total badass and super cool but she comes off as vulgar and unoriginal.

  2. ladybert62 says:

    That dress gives me a headache. I thought she looked better as a blonde (at least when the roots werent showing). I dont like the brunette on her – it is too dark.

    Overall, I rate her a “fail”! ^_^

  3. k says:

    Maybe I am too suspicious but I do believe those pics up top are of her making fun of the heritage of Chris Brown’s girlfriend.

  4. RocketMerry says:

    Trashy, but it’s mostly her personality coming through her poses that makes it such. Gosh, she’s so friggin gorgeous, she could be lovely; why does she do this all the time?

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Yes! The more I “get to know her” (via social media) the uglier she becomes.

      • Kennedy says:

        Ditto. I stopped following her on Twitter too. She started off as such a sweet and likeable girl… but just like every non-asshole, she became one in a matter of years. I stopped supporting her after she recorded a song with that numbskull piece of shit by the name of Chris Brown. Ugh, just thinking about that makes me livid. It’s interesting how she’s not really dismissed in the press as a train-wreck although she has been spotted smoking pot, probably drunk, and looking like hell. Is it because she’s still really successful? Or just really really good PR peeps?

  5. Newtsgal says:

    Red, Green, Brown, Blonde, Black….. It don’t matter she is “Forever trashy”!

  6. LAK says:

    i think this hair is great. The rest of her is still stuck in the 80s.

  7. menlisa says:

    Hair doesn’t depict whether one is trashy or not.
    She is trashy from the inside out.
    So, forever trashy.

  8. Reece says:

    Trashy. Without reading the article. Hair color doesn’t change attitude or behavior.

  9. bns says:

    Another singer trying to act. Great.

  10. Nessa says:

    Trash, trash, trash. All the way.

  11. DuBarry says:

    She will never not be trash

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    She’s ALWAYS trashy!

  13. Bee says:

    Rihanna will always be a ball of trash due to her behavior, no hair color will change that. But yes, the brunette looks so much better. She is very pretty.

  14. Alexis says:

    I’m in the minority but I think she looks hot and I like her IDGAF attitude.

  15. Stacie says:

    Was there no Happy Birthday Fassy today ? Maybe I missed it ? I love Rihanna’s hair black.

  16. Eleonor says:

    To portray Whitney she should be able to sing, no way.

  17. shontay says:

    Still trashy as hell. From the meaningless tattoos to the posing to the horrible hair she usually has. This is much improved, though. All the hair dye can’t buy class, though.

  18. dami says:

    U guys should leave riri alone..she’s living her life.she’s beautiful nd can work anything..she’s young let her enjoy life while she still can

    • fancyamazon says:

      Surely one can “enjoy life” without being vulgar and nasty?

      • dean travers says:

        I can’t! Mad props to all of you ladies of the manor however, I respect your mysterious need to be low-profile. May your restraint bring you much self-satisfaction (and may you be gracious when your partner dabbles in the trash) that is, after all, how a lady behaves!

      • fancyamazon says:

        @Dean I’m no “lady of the manor”. There is a time and a place for things. And openly attacking your ex’s current girlfriend and taking racist pictures of yourself has no place at all, especially in a grown up person.

        Being a bit crude and whatnot has it’s place (hint= perhaps at private functions with your friends..letting your hair down is NOT a bad thing at all – doing it for the world to see is just not smart)….being mean and nasty does not.

  19. Anna says:

    Is Seth Rogen really the best example of “dry, sarcastic” humour …

  20. Skins says:

    I hate to say this, but I am starting to think that she is hot. That said, she is still lowlife trash, and as far as acting, give me a break.

  21. kay says:

    Why does rihanna receive so much hate? i honestly don’t get it.
    Anyway i think she looks so much better with black hair.

  22. sup says:

    well the colour is better but something has to be done about the cut. girlfriend hasn’t had good hair since hair early videos

  23. Kosmos says:

    This woman obviously needs and craves attention. Hair color is easily changed with her wigs and pieces, but it’s her personality and the vulgar dressing that sets the tone for how she wants to be viewed by others. I don’t find her to be very talented overall and I’m tired of her already. She seems to have no class and gets off by drawing as much attention to herself as possible. I’m just not a fan, sorry.

  24. Lili says:

    Finally! keep the black for a while RiRi…much, much better! she doesnt look quite as trashy..the Blonde was horrific.

  25. skuddles says:

    She’s turned into such a desperate attention whore… why so insecure RiRi?

  26. mew says:

    She comes off as Willow Smith-y.

  27. Naye in VA says:

    what i really dont understand and i guess what really makes it trashy too… is that fact that somebody who already gets soooo much attention from being famous just as she is, needs to attract more attention through instagram and the twitterverse. ive said it before and i’ll say it again, social media has made narcissists of everyone. but its even more sickening when ur already a celebrity. get over yourself.
    i know potheads who need to rep mary j with respect all the time. they do it with pics of the blunt or the bowl or the five finger leaf. not “supercool” shots of smoke coming out their mouth. please i did that when i was 15

  28. maemay says:

    i get very strong poseur vibes from this one.

  29. Joh says:

    Beauty is only skin deep, trashy goes down to the bones!
    Why the crotch hand? Crabs?

  30. KATY says:

    It’s the way she poses and acts that makes her seem so trashy! She looks much better with dark hair though.

  31. F says:

    she’s still got so much f–king weave&i don’t think her personality is trashy i think it’s hella annoying-everything she says/does is super irritating&juvenile she’s such a try hard it pains me

  32. ImpC says:

    hair looks great but honestly rihanna normally looks trashy in general =/

  33. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I support her as a survivor of domestic abuse, but I’m secretly hoping her acting career fails. There’s no acting autotune to save her if her performance is as sh*tty as her singing.

    • Miss tiger says:

      U are an idiot . She is not a survivor. She’s still a victim since she went back to him and continues to “support” him .
      If you are a survivor it means you broke the cycle and don’t condone it ..

    • Miss tiger says:

      Shes ugly and has an ugly face . Her songs are for teenagers with no intelligence .
      She has no substance and is superficial .

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Seriously? Out of all the comments here you choose to call ME an idiot for saying I support survivors of domestic violence? Judging by your excellent command of the English language, you’re very obviously a Rhodes scholar. So there’s no other way to address someone as classy and erudite as yourself except to say Poof! Be gone troll.

  34. alexis says:

    She’s like a grown Willow Smith.

  35. FOREVER says:

    She is what 23/ 24 feisty, and likes to experiment. She is just a kid. I’m 10 years older than her and I would blush to recall my behavior then😷

  36. laurielou2 says:

    I think she’s just beautiful. Too bad she doesn’t really believe that, otherwise she might not act the way she does.

  37. ViktoryGin says:

    I adore black hair and a red lip, and something tells me that she’s gonna start jackin’ this look. Damn her.

  38. Mum says:

    Over exposed. She needs to take a PR rest for a bit…A little holiday away from media gratification will do her good

  39. faye says:

    The brown hair is fine, it’s the shitty makeup and attitude that sucks.