Now this is more like it, Rihanna. She tweeted the above photo, featuring her return to black hair and a blond African rattle-looking thing, with the caption “Where have you been all my life?” So we assume the rattle is a prop for her “Where Have You Been” video, which she’s been shooting with famed choreographer HiHat for the past two days. This is why we love Rihanna’s social-networking habits. And a vast improvement over her left turn into nasty, vaguely racist swipes last week, when she Instagram’d a photo of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings with the caption “Ima make u my bitch.” And we’re all assuming it’s a swipe at Chris Brown’s current girlfriend Karrueche Tran, who is half Vietnamese. And Tran, according to the New York Daily News, hit back on her Facebook page (which she’s since closed and moved to a different name), “I’m Angeline (sic), you’re Jen. C’mon you see where Brad is at.”
So, before we start throwing things and going into a tantrum about Rihanna needing to stay away from Chris (pretty please?), let’s just concentrate on the topless pic again. Ursula Stephens’ emergency hair fix — which makes a whole lot more sense now that we know Rihanna had a video to shoot — is put through the ultimate test here: sweaty dancing! And of course, on Rihanna, that look is even hotter.