Rihanna shocked photographers waiting outside of L.A.’s Staples Center last night with a super short hairdo. The 24-year-old singer showed up to rehearse for tonight’s 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, and her long tresses were nowhere to be seen. The ever stylish Riri donned a Celine T-shirt, casual jeans and a pair of bright Air Jordan #4′s as she went to work out the last-minute kinks on her performance. Rihanna has been known to rock a short ‘do, but it’s been over two years since we’ve seen something this drastic. We’re into it!
It’s unusual that she didn’t mention anything about the image change on her Twitter, considering how outspoken she is on the social media service. Maybe the look was just a wig to disguise the superstar and make moving around easier as she prepped to perform. It does look suspiciously like the hair piece she wore for her Armani print ads last year. Or maybe she’s just been too busy rehearsing and traveling for the VMAs to get around to it. We guess we’ll see tonight as she opens the awards show by doing a sure-to-be-killer version of her remix “Cockiness (Love It)” with A$AP!