15 Times Rihanna Was A Total Badass
RiRi's gained quite the reputation for being sassy AF...
It’s no secret: Rihanna does what she wants. She’s unapologetic, sassy and generally just a major badass. And it’s why we love her for it, ‘cause it feels so good being bad.
So, we thought it'd be fun to revisit all the amazing, rebellious moments when RiRi DGAF what people thought of her. So without further ado, here’s 15 times she was the absolute kweeeen of not giving a f**k.
1. WHEN SHE BROUGHT A GLITZY HIP FLASK TO THE GRAMMYS
The internet went into total meltdown when Rihanna pulled out a jewelled hip flask for the whole world to see whilst announcing: “I think it’s time for another shot”.
2. WHEN SHE WORKED THE RED CARPET IN THAT 'NAKED' DRESS
Only RiRi could've pulled off the infamous ‘naked’ dress on the CFDA red carpet in 2014, which was made of 230,000 Swarovski crystals (and not much else). She even announced to a reporter: “My tits bother you? They're covered... in Swarovski crystals".
*Drops the mic*
3. WHEN SHE WAS A BADASS LADY WHO WAS PROUD OF HER WOMANHOOD
RiRi’s girl power was in full effect during the 2017 women’s marches when she joined her fellow feminists. Her protest fashion was totally on point too - dressed head-to-toe in pink, she opted for a hoodie which read ‘this p***y grabs back’ because, well, why not? GIRL POWER.
4. WHEN SHE PUSHED THE BOUNDARIES OF S&M
She may bad but she’s perfectly good at it. Rihanna came along with her mega hit S&M, letting everyone know that chains and whips excited her, long before Fifty Shades Of Grey came on the scene. We’re still completely baffled about Perez Hilton acting as her pet in the music video though.
5. AND PUT A RIHANNA STAMP ON SINGLE MUSIC VIDEO SHE EVER TOUCHED
We know some of Rihanna's videos have been slightly controversial but you can’t deny that the star has managed to push so many boundaries with her music videos and put her own stamp on them. From Pour It Up’s pole dancing extravaganza to the swinging naked lady taken hostage by RiRi in her B*tch Better Have My Money vid, 'explicit' is probably an understatement.
6. WHEN SHE CURBED DRAKE ON LIVE TELEVISION
Her maybe boyfriend seemed like he went in for the kill and she totally pied him off to some awkward neck nuzzle instead. SAVAGE.
7. WHEN SHE WORE A T-SHIRT WITH HER OWN FACE ON IT
RiRi wore a Hillary Clinton t-shirt that was actually a Rihanna shirt which we though was insanely clever, and totally badass.
8. WHEN SHE BANNED ALL POKEMON GO ACTIVITY FROM HER CONCERT
A few days after someone was caught playing Pokémon Go whilst Beyoncé was performing (SHAME ON YOU), Rihanna made it very clear that she wouldn’t let the same thing happen at her show. She said: "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this b*tch."
9. WHEN SHE DROPPED HER FENTY X PUMA FASHION COLLECTION
And it was ALL of the fire emojis. So many fire emojis that we didn’t even care that she charged £60 for some fluffy sliders. We needed them in our lives because Rihanna was a part of their creation.
10. WHEN SHE SHADED ALL OF HER EXES WITH A SINGLE INSTAGRAM POST
When all the rumours started flying about how Rihanna and Drake were both seeing other people, she posted a meme about how much all her ex’s suck. Ouch. Rihanna 1, ex-boyfriends 0.
11. WHEN SHE FELL INTO A POOL TO SAVE HER GLASS OF WINE
One day, Rihanna was having a nice time chilling on her swan pool float when she lost her balance. Instead of sacrificing her vino to stay afloat, she fell into the pool – but all while successfully managing not to spill a single drop. She protected it like it was her child - now that's a girl after our own heart.
12. WHEN SHE WORE A BATHROBE OUTSIDE LIKE IT WAS NOTHING
Rihanna is all of us dashing to the shops in our PJS on a hungover Sunday morning. Care factor: 0.
13. WHEN SHE GAVE THE SASSIEST COMEBACK TO A REPORTER
At her Rogue Man fragrance launch in October 2014, a reporter dared to ask Rihanna what she was looking for “in the next man”. Her response? “I’m not looking for a man, let’s start there.” Sass level 100.
14. WHEN HER RAUNCHY INSTA PICS GOT HER INTO A SPOT OF TROUBLE
RiRi reportedly fell out with Instagram after she kept posting near-naked magazine cover photos that flouted Insta's no-nudity policy - her account was taken down, put up, taken down again and we just couldn’t keep up. So, what did Rihanna do? Post the pictures from her raunchy photo shoot on Twitter instead, of course.
She then mocked their rules by uploading this photo:
15. WHEN SHE GAVE HER ANTI ALBUM AWAY FOR FREE
Fans waited so long for Anti until she randomly dropped it in January last year. When Tidal messed up her album release, Rihanna shrugged it off and gave it away for free herself. Why? Because Samsung had already paid for it and she was going get certified platinum either way.
Of course we'll never be Rihanna, but we can always be the best Rihanna version of ourselves. How, you ask? By 100% being ourselves, of course.
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