After turning heads in her red dress at the premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Rihanna has once again dazzled fans with a daring new outfit.
The “Work” singer appeared in the Crop Out Festival, an annual event in her native Barbados and promptly debuted a new shade of aqua-colored hair and a feathered headdress to match her glittering costume. In addition to the headdress, RiRi also sported a bejeweled bra and thong. In an Instagram Story Monday, she wrote, “who ready 4 de road?” quoting a Bunji Garlin song. Check out a live Instagram video of her dancing below.
Crop Over Festival, Barbados’ largest annual event, is a season that begins in May and ends on the first Monday of August (known as Kadooment Day). The celebration ends with a parade along Spring Garden Highway in the nation’s capital of Bridgetown, all set to a soca soundtrack.
Though this year, it seems as though most of the attention is on Rihanna and the unadulterated love that her new look has earned on social media. Check out various photos and videos of the singer below.
“Today, as always, I feel extremely grateful that I happen to be alive at the same time as Rihanna is alive,” wrote one astounded user, while another joked that Rihanna’s likeness is so powerful it “cleared my skin and unsubscribed me from every PR list i was ever put on without permission.”
Others were less articulate, and resorted to gifs to convey their astonishment at just how many styles and fashion trends Rihanna can set.
Others were quick to point out that this isn’t the first time Rihanna has dazzled at the Crop Over Festival.
She’s been representing Barbados for the past decade, and many compiled their favorite RiRi outfits to share with the rest of the world. “Rih’s looks at carnival is one of the best things ever OMG she looks so cute,” wrote one user.
Rihanna’s current suitor, Hassan Jameel, was nowhere to be seen at the event, but contrary to HollywoodLife’s report, the rumored couple are not intentionally distancing themselves.
Gossip Cop reports that any claims of Rihanna “wanting to let her hair down and relax with friends” and that “she doesn’t need him in order to have fun,” are false.