Rihanna is many things: makeup mogul, luxury fashion vanguard, singer, diva, ground zero for excellence in meme-able side-eye throwing. But first and foremost, Rihanna is Bajan. And that also means that when it comes time for the annual summer celebration of Crop Over, Rihanna is there with bells on. And whistles, and feathers, and glitter. Naturally, when Rihanna showed up this year, she didn’t disappoint.
Crop Over is a months-long harvest festival that ends with the Kadooment Day parade, where everyone dresses up. Rihanna is a great example of this. Like in 2011, when a drunk RiRi was seen showing everyone how to wine it low and slow in red bedazzled lingerie. Or in 2013, when she looked like a handful of crushed ice cubes from an extra-strong glass of rum punch.
People magazine says Rihanna didn’t go last year, but she more than made up for it this year. Rihanna usually goes for whatever accessories best accentuate her bra and panties, but she covered up a little more this time.
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Rihanna went with some Elton John glasses, and a dress that makes her look like a horny flamingo.
Kadooment Day parade 🌴 pic.twitter.com/9FLN16DQiE
— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) August 5, 2019
Olha como ela é acessível, dá o anjo pra ela 😍
Rihanna no Crop Over 2019 🇧🇧 pic.twitter.com/Xv1usIqKy7
— Rihanna Navy Brasil (@RNavyBrazil) August 5, 2019
She also kind of looks like a fairy godmother. But the kind that hears you crying about not having anything to wear to the ball, and shows up in a limo with a credit card and screams, “Get in! We’ve got half an hour, we’re going to the mall.” And instead of a beautiful gown, she gets you a party dress and a purse stuffed with money and a bottle of Pepto. And she goes to the ball with you so she can grab the hottest prince and say, “You need to meet my friend – hold on, she’s the one in the slutty dress.”