Who is the Queen of the Instagram Photo Shoot Slay: Rihanna vs. Beyoncé

We can't stay up off their Instagrams!

Our faves Beyoncé and Rihanna don’t have the social media aesthetic of the average Joe. You won’t find any blurry drunk selfies with friends or photos of their lunch. No sir – they’re pulling out all the stops with professional lighting, photography and motion graphics to give your timeline the pizzazz its long been missing.

These pop stars both have a combined 166.5 million followers on Instagram – and with all of those eyeballs comes the responsibility to give you enough slayage to keep you double tapping. While Beyoncé has turned her page into a virtual museum with eye popping backdrops and special effects, Rihanna’s aesthetic is more simple but deadly (because who the hell else will rock a couture gown around the house on a Tuesday just because?)

Scroll through the gallery below and then head to our poll to decide who has perfected the art of the Instagram photo shoot.

  • 1 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    There’s stepping out, and there’s this.

  • 2 Rihanna
    @Rihanna
    Being this fine should be a crime.

  • 3 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Post baby bawdy on 💯

  • 4 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    Tinkerbell could never!

  • 5 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    No doubt fresher than you.

  • 6 Rihanna
    @Rihanna
    What if we told you her Gucci socks probably cost more than your rent? 🤑

  • 7 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    She’s got us thinking pink with this glittery backdrop.

  • 8 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    Forget the backdrop! Talk to us about those YSL boots, Rih!

  • 9 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Protect ya neck when the Queen drops that new heat on your timeline.

  • 10 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    The casual slay is both an art and a science.

  • 11 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Slaying the scene is simple as a hair flip.

  • 12 Rihanna
    Count on Rih to give you a look AND a view.

  • 13 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Pulling up on your timeline like…

  • 14 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    Just a lil’ couture, no big deal.

  • 15 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    We call it BEY under the sea.

  • 16 Rihanna
    @Rihanna
    Bad Gal giving us straight vacation vibes.

  • 17 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Always reppin’ that H-Town. 🙌

  • 18 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    Crew love.

  • 19 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    The tropical effects are outta this world!

  • 20 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    We love a “caught off guard” moment.

  • 21 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    Because nothing gets a hater more riled up than 3 Beyoncés!

  • 22 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    When you stay out longer so more people can see your ’fit.

  • 23 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    This custom backdrop was a peak “yonce” moment.

  • 24 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    When your fashion statement and political statement both 🔥.

  • 25 Beyoncé
    @beyonce
    When Lil’ Kim is life.

  • 26 Rihanna
    @rihanna
    When Lebron is life.

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