Rihanna shows off new short, curly ‘do: cute or vulnerable & sad?


Things have been rather quiet on the Rihanna front since about ten days ago when she flashed the entirety of her breasts in a in a transparent top for pedestrians, gawkers, and paparazzi alike. The thing that struck me about those particular photos (that is, besides her girls) is that Rihanna was not smiling at all or looking like she was enjoying the attention that she obviously wanted. In fact, it’s been way too quiet in the aftermath because Rihanna usually can’t go more than a few days without posting some physically revealing or “thug” photos on her Instagram account, but a quick peek reveals that Rihanna has just gone though a drastic hair change as you can see in the above photo. And instead of glamming it up for the camera, she looks pretty depressed: “Still tryna get used to my hurr, so I threw on some #redlipstick #RIRIWoo


I don’t think Rihanna is bummed about her hair (and it looks cute from what I can tell), but there’s probably some other stuff going on. According to the UK tabloids, Rihanna has been “worried about losing her fame because of her hectic schedule,” and I can see where she’s coming from because Rihanna is constantly on tour. She releases albums back-to-back (seven records since 2005, and the last three have been released in consecutive years), and she works like a fiend (even if she has trouble showing up on time). Meanwhile, Gaga and Miley Cyrus have taken some time off and are now ramping up in a huge, famewhorey way. It’s all Rihanna can do to post her rack to Instagram on a regular basis, and she is supposedly “exhausted at the moment and feeling lonely.” And when she does have some downtime, it’s usually spent with the likes of Cara Delevingne, which can’t possibly be constructive.

Anyway, Rihanna is supposedly also quite upset with Katy Perry’s recent diss of her in her Elle UK interview. Katy spoke of Rihanna’s “light” but also spoke of “detrimental entourages,” and went on to declare, “My days of celebrity saving are over!” According to Hollywood Life, Rihanna doesn’t owe Katy sh-t:

Rihanna’s not happy about Katy Perry’s recent statement, claiming she can’t save the “Stay” singer from her detrimental entourage. RiRi wants everyone to know that she doesn’t need to be saved and if she did, she wouldn’t call on Katy Perry, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively!

After Katy Perry talked about Rihanna in a recent interview, saying she’s done saving the “Stay” singer from the people she hangs out with, RiRi’s firing back!

“Rihanna doesn’t need to be saved by anyone,” a source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “The man upstairs is to whom she owes everything. That’s who brought her here and that’s who she’s leaving with!”

Rihanna has become accustomed to people making judgements about her life, so she holds no ill will towards Katy. Friends of RiRi’s tell HollywoodLife.com that she “adores” Katy and isn’t harboring any shade toward the “Wide Awake” singer.

“Everybody has an opinion about something,” the source adds. “Ri’s grown and will walk through fire by herself if it means it will make her stronger. Rihanna knows how to cut ties and cut them so sharp that your teeth bleed! She knows how to get rid of toxic people in her life. She’s not a baby and has everything she could ever want or need in life. She’s happy and thankful.”

[From Hollywood Life]

Uh-oh, cue the girl drama. Katy really did sound all superior in that interview, and she was pimping out every friendship and relationship possible to get that magazine cover. Rihanna doesn’t have the patience for namedropping and doesn’t do so herself, but I have to admit that these new Instagram photos present a strangely subdued version of the self-declared “bad girl.” I hope she’s okay.

Although I must admit that this photo — of RiRi’s dog wearing a “Rihanna is my bitch” shirt — made me laugh. She’s got a wicked sense of humor.



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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Is this her natural hair sans weave?

    She always looks beautiful to me (minus the yellow/red colors) but she seems like she has a lot of damage.

    Katy Perry is no saint either so I don’t know wtf she’s talking about.

  2. RHONYC says:

    aw…even with a short do she can still ‘shine brIGHt like a diamond’. :-)

  3. truthSF says:

    I love the picture with her dog. It’s awesome!!

  4. Elodie says:

    Well it’s good if she disappeared for a little while and gives it (by it I mean her audience, the haters, the fans like no fans etc… EVERYONE!) a rest tbh… but then again Lady BlaBla is coming back to take the headlines spot so it’s like a never-ending hell circle urgh!

  5. bns says:

    SO cute

    She has such a stunning face

  6. chalkdustgirl says:

    Rihanna could put spaghetti on her head and still look drop-dead gorgeous.

  7. gogoGorilla says:

    She’s very beautiful, but extended drug abuse is starting to take its toll, I think. That’s too bad. I hope she straightens out.

  8. Mia says:

    I really liked her gray hair a lot better. I think she has to be burned out from the way she has consistently been putting out albums, year after year. I wish she’d stop now and take a break because she’s already moved past r&b girl fleeting stardom and secured pop stardom. I wish someone would tell her that at this point, her fame will be here when she gets back, lol. I hope she’d leave instagram alone for awhile too, but that would be way too much for her thirsty for attention self. As for her entourage, she’s constantly around people doing ratchet things with her. I think Katy Perry might be right. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but you don’t see Katy Perry constantly publicizing herself on twitter and instagram doing legally questionable and ratchet stuff and she probably discouraged Rihanna from putting herself out there like that as well. I don’t know.

    • Relli says:

      See I agree. I dont really care Katy either BUT I get what she is saying. Sometimes you meet people who are incredible but damaged and try as you might you cant save them from their destructive behavior, their desire to seek out drama or even save them from themselves. People have to want to change in order to stop making bad decisions in their life, you cant do it for them.

  9. Sulky says:

    I think she looks beautiful but the dog has the edge.

  10. the artful dodger says:

    Not loving her hair… in fact Ive never loved her hair… but that girl’s face can rock anything. She’s absolutely beautiful.

  11. AlmondJoy says:

    And just how do “we all” know that? Rihanna cuts/shaves her hair often but from what I’ve seen she’s definitely not bald

  12. BooBooLaRue says:

    Channeling Jennifer Beals in the last photo…still she’s a thug.

  13. gg says:

    “Thats probably her real hair. We all know rihanna is as bald as they come.”


  14. Kiddo says:

    Am I the only one getting a younger Whitney Houston vibe with the curls, especially in the second photo? Rhianna looks adorable.

  15. Tiffany :) says:

    Did anyone else do a double take at the line, “She knows how to get rid of toxic people in her life.”


  16. Dommy Dearest says:

    I think her fame is waning. One can only hope.
    And this whole walk through the fire alone if she has too. Everyone should do it alone, you actually discover growth and all that jazz that’s awesome to developing ones strengths. It’s silly to say that about someone who is surrounded by people, substances, and wealth as if they’re trying to make her seem more ‘normal’. What fire does she have to walk through, one that Chris Brown set?

  17. judyjudy says:

    I can’t stand when women take tilty head photos like these. It always looks like their head is too heavy for their neck and reminds me of a rag doll or a dead duck. I guess it’s supposed to look coy but I think it looks so stupid. At least she’s propping it up in the second pick.

  18. Estella says:

    This is very 80s natural but the sheen makes me fear that Jeri curl is going to make a comeback. Please God no!

  19. NANALU says:

    With all that fame and fortune, O’girl is Still BORED! She looks so BLAH to me!

  20. MBP says:

    I’m just getting sulky, petulant toddler vibes from these pictures.

  21. maxine says:

    She looks like Josline from “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” in the 2nd pic.

  22. anoninternettroll says:

    she’s pretty. she can shave her head and would still look good. glad she is keeping a low profile these days.

  23. Madriani's Girl says:

    I didn’t even think they were friends. I remember when Riri backed out of Katy’s wedding to the Wookie at the last minute and how Katy was so pissed!!!

  24. Madriani's Girl says:

    Jeez, is that a deodorant smear in her pit in the last pic? She looks cute in all of these pictures. So much softer than her usual norms lately.

  25. TOPgirl says:

    Uh Oh…seems like depression is starting to set in. It was only a matter of time.

  26. YEP_ITS_HER says:

    I have seen more pics since this one and she has styled it and looks absolutely gorgeous. She wears short hair styles really well.

    I think she’ll revert back to longer weaves/extensions when she goes back on tour.

    I love this look on her though.

  27. kim says:

    Where were the pics of rhi rhi? All I saw was old pics of Lionel Ritchie? !?!?