In the immortal words of that viral video from a few years ago, “OMG, shoes!” We here at VH1 spend a lot of time talk about celebrity clothes (or lack thereof), but we never seem to give enough love to famous footwear. Well, that’s about to change right now as we take a look back at the coolest rock star shoes of 2013!
Rihanna is a giant pantsless lightening-rod for controversy, and we love her for it. The hot singer has been in hot water more times than we can count this year, with many incidents stemming from her racy social media shares. Whether she’s undressed, under the influence, or un-PC, Riri remains unapologetic for her unfiltered style!
Twerking has a rich and illustrious history, but 2013 proved to be the year it went mainstream. From the Oxford English dictionary to morning television, it was hard to avoid the word (and dance) over the last 12 months. Miley Cyrus may have put her own stamp on the rump-focused style numerous times, but plenty of other stars know how to dip it, pop it, twerk it and stop it. Check on them, won’t you?
At the ripe old age of 25, Rihanna collected the first-ever Icon Award at the AMAs last night, which is maybe a little surprising to some people. But you know what’s not surprising? The fact that she set off a firestorm of tweets, Instagrams and Tumblr posts reacting to her hairstyle. The superstar who once reportedly spent $24,000 to fly her hairstylist across the globe for a follicular emergency wore a doobie wrap to the show. In the process, she taught us all a thing or two…
Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP crashes the chart this week, but doesn’t measure up to her previous sales monster. Elsewhere on this week’s chart, Eminem‘s Marshall Mathers LP 2 continues to sell well while fans learn to cope without new material from Rihanna. That and more in this week’s SoundScanner:
Rihanna might be the hardest working woman in music. For all the inappropriately sexy photos she produces, the 25-year-old has released seven albums in seven years, earning 12 No. 1 singles in the process.
Her failure to produce a follow up to Unapologetic in the last 12 months, however, brings her signature breakneck pace to a halt. This rare absence on the New Releases charts suggests she’s tired of constantly churning out other people’s songs or simply needs a chance to unwind. Or both.
They’re not bras, but they’re not corsets. They’re bustiers! Bustiers have been supporting pop music’s biggest divas for years now and we’re going to celebrate 10 of the best bustiers of all time: it’s the Best-iers!
Rihanna is to everything as Joey Tribiani is to grandma’s chicken salad — she somehow manages to make anything and everything sexy as hell, and her Instagram presents a treasure trove of evidence to support this thesis. From seductively draping herself over her grandfather to making sexual gestures with phallic objects at the Aquarium in Cape Town; from kissing elephant trunks in Africa and offending by being too sexy at a mosque in Abu Dhabi, Riri is the queen of excessive, untameable sexuality.