Cast your minds back to August 2011 when this happened:
Rihanna prancing around in little more than strategically placed pieces of fabric and glittery body paint - surely this was a saucy music video? But nope. The raunchy singer was in fact OFF DUTY and on holiday in her home town of Barbados. She proudly flaunted her fab figure carnival-stylee for the Kadooment Day Parade and guess what? She's been at it again. Yes, Ri-Ri jetted from LA to Barbados this weekend to enjoy the carnival spirit - but what did she wear this time? Luckily Instagram has treated us to her pre-party prep...
Like a minxy mermaid, Rihanna opted for a sheer backless leotard covered in scale-like shimmering silver embellishments. On the accessorises front, she ditched the lashings of Chanel jewels and instead opted to wear little more than a pair of Converse. Well, you've gotta be comfy.
It's a sliiightly less risque look in comparison to the star's previous ensemble, which included fishnet tights and a feathery headpiece, which makes us wonder whether it's part of her new pared-back look. Rihanna ditched her weave earlier this week and returned to her former curly-haired glory with a short 'n' curly 'do. We think it's adorable - and her style appears to be going the same way too. Just look at her trying to be all coy!
But you're not fooling us, dear. The Bajan beauty added lashings of face paint, blue sunnies and a veil before hitting the town with her bestie Melissa Forde as part of the Foreday Morning Jam party. The Carnival celebrates the country's harvest of the sugar crops, which apparently involves wearing next to nothing and doing a lot of twerking (have you seen the pictures?). As for Melissa, the pre-dancing pics show her in an equally scantily clad state, wearing a blue tassled crop top, high-waisted white pants, a baseball cap and err, a garter. Because that’s just the way the Bajans roll.
Bad Gal Ri-Ri took to her Twitter the morning after, presumably with a very sore head, to tell her followers, "Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!! #Barbados #FOREDAYmorning CROP OVA almost here! #heauxm." Oh, Rihanna, there's nothing better than going back to your roots.