Rihanna is pantsless on stage yet again, and we can’t tell you how happy we are about it! The 24-year-old hit up the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this weekend wearing a glittering golden basketball jersey and some sweet kicks. She tweeted her thanks to the sporty butt-baring ensemble’s designer Jeremy Scott just before her headlining performance. But there were no shorts, trousers, tights or slacks to be seen as Riri conquered the stage with killer versions of her hits arsenal, including “Disturbia,” “Umbrella,” Cockiness,” “We Found Love,” and tons more. We heart radio, but we heart Rihanna even more!
In somewhat darker Riri news, reports are circulating that the singer is apparently “furious” about the tattoo her infamous ex Chris Brown unveiled on his neck a few weeks back. The body art drew heavy criticism for depicting what appeared to be a beaten woman, and an unnamed source is saying that Rihanna feels that it was somehow intentional. “He must’ve known what people would think. But that’s typical of Chris, he never thinks about anyone but himself,” the apparent insider told Britain’s Look magazine. “It’s a painful reminder for Rihanna of what she went through.” Even though the tattoo artist has since come forward to say that the ink is actually meant to be a woman decorated with Day of the Dead makeup, Look’s source says that the controversy spoiled any chance of a Chris-Rihanna reunion that may have been brewing. “She’s been calling Chris to say the tattoo is sickening and she’s furious.”
We, however, have several thoughts on the information provided by this so-called insider. We’d never call ourselves a Chris Brown apologist, and what he did to Rihanna in 2009 is clearly beyond terrible. But we really gotta question the logic of someone intentionally marking their crime on themselves; in a very public place, no less. Would he really do that? At the end of the day, we kind of doubt it. Why put that on the public’s mind anymore than it already is? Second of all, the pair kissed at the VMAs, and that tattoo was visible days before the event during his trip to Las Vegas on September 1st. That means she must have seen the tat at the VMAs. If she was that pissed about it, she probably wouldn’t have given him a smooch. Myth: busted.
But the final word belongs to Rihanna herself. On Saturday she tweeted the poignant message to an unknown recipient. “@EMOTlONS: I miss you. I miss us. I miss having you to talk to whenever I wanted #1Love.” Of course we have no idea who that tweet was meant for, it could be lyrics from her new single that’s dropping on Wednesday for all we know. But like the rest of us, Rihanna is probably not above sending out cryptic statuses directed towards that one special someone. Just one month ago Rihanna admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she still loved Brown. Could the tweet have been for Chris? Obviously this is all speculation. The only thing we know for sure is that love is tough. Hang in there Riri! And for the rest of us, there’s a pantsless Rihanna gallery down below to take the edge off.