You probably haven’t thought too much about Rihanna this week in wake of the Miley Cyrus VMA scandal, but I get the distinct feeling that Rihanna wants it that way. One mere glance at the above screenshot from the show easily demonstrates that Rihanna didn’t want to attend the ceremony at all, and I suspect she felt like she had to go because she was nominated for Best Female Video. Not only does Rihanna look utterly disinterested in the spectacle at hand, but she didn’t even bother getting dressed for the occasion. She simply threw on the nearest white t-shirt and jeans, which is strange because Rihanna loooooves getting dolled up for the red carpet.
I don’t know what’s going on with Rihanna these days. Just a month ago, she was showing off the entirety of her rack in a transparent mesh top, and she followed up in her usual fashion with a gross AK-47 grill. Of course, Rihanna is the queen of the selfie, and she seldom takes a day off from promoting her body and attitude on social media, but one quick check of her Instagram account and a scroll through our photo agency sites reveals that Rihanna’s vibe has taken a decided and surprising conservative turn in the past few weeks.
Basically, I’m wondering what’s going on with Rihanna. She’s been looking pretty sad lately, and the below selfie was captioned with “#decisions.” Is Rihanna entering an emo phase, or has being exhibitionist gone out of vogue now that Miley has really hit the pop scene? Maybe she’s just exhausted from several years of wall-to-wall self promotion. I hope she’s okay.
Screencap courtesy of MTV. Photos courtesy of Instagram and WENN