Thursday 22 February 2018

Lorraine Courtney: Sorry Rihanna, but we've seen it all before

Rihanna has been shaking her barely cladded booty for eight whole years now
Rihanna has been shaking her barely cladded booty for eight whole years now

Lorraine Courtney

RIHANNA'S provocative posters for her 'Diamonds' world tour offended the sensibilities of somebody during the week, who took it upon themselves to cover her up by stapling plaid dresses to her unruly boobs. The posters feature the image from her 'Unapologetic' album and depict the singer fully naked from the waist up, her modesty concealed only by her elbow and the album title. Rihanna will be performing at the Aviva Stadium on June 21 and the cover-up fiasco has only increased publicity.

Bajan beauty Robyn Rihanna Fenty has been shaking her barely cladded booty all over the music scene for eight whole years now. Back in 2005 when her hip-grinding debut single 'Pon de Replay' was released, she was just 17 and the song made it into the top 10 in nine different countries.

In the video she was modestly shaking it in baggy jeans and a spangly gold crop top – the personification of innocence in the mainstream R&B world. Fast forward eight years and it's a very different story. Songs about the dance floor have been scrapped for 'S&M', baggy jeans swapped for thongs, straps, escaping boobs and netting.

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