Rihanna’s fearless and unexpected hair styles have always caught the world’s attention.
In a selfie posted to Instagram, the Barbadian singer kicks it up another level and shows off her latest ‘do — extra long dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks, along with box braids and cornrows, have dominated cultural appropriation conversations, particularly in the fashion world. Marc Jacobs came under fire during the 2016 New York Fashion Week for including rainbow wool dreads on white models.
But Rihanna can and knows how to rock them just right. “Buffalo $oldier,” she captioned the selfie, in reference to a track by Bob Marley, arguably the most legendary dreaded singer.
Since she posted the pics several reggae/dancehall artists have cosigned her long thick locks including Mavado and Spice. One fan asked Rihanna on Twitter why she choose to get dreads and she responded, “since I was 14, but mama Fent’z wasn’t havin it! Hehe.”
This week, Mindy Kaling revealed to Stephen Colbert that the cast of Oceans 8, which includes Rihanna, will begin filming in New York City this month. Perhaps this is a sneak peek of RiRi’s upcoming character, but regardless of why she switched up her hairstyles, she is rocking the dreads like nobody’s business and we are here all for it.