Happy birthday RiRi! The singer turns 26 on Feb. 20, so let’s celebrate by looking back on her INCREDIBLE year!
From liberating herself from Chris Brown to starring in sexy music videos to flirting up a storm with Drake, Rihanna has had quite the year. In honor of the Unapologetic singer’s 26th birthday, let’s take a look back.
Rihanna’s Love Life
RiRi’s 25th year started on a somewhat tumultuous note. Her (historically abusive) on-again, off-again boyfriend Chris Brown confirmed in May that he was single and no longer seeing her. For Rihanna, that set off a few months of revenge tweeting and Instagramming, during which she posted subtle-but-biting messages like “Got a thang for King, but chu ain’t a King!!!” and videos like the one of her twerking to his enemy Drake’s song.
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Speaking of, as Rihanna’s year went on, she went from dealing with a bad ex-boyfriend to rediscovering an old flame. And heading into her 26th year, things seem red hot with Drake, as the two have been spotted multiple times partying together and leaving night clubs together.
So yeah, we’re going to say RiRi upgraded her love life.
Rihanna’s Sexiest Year
This year also may have been Rihanna’s sexiest to date. Perhaps spurred by her newfound singleness, Rihanna has turned her Instagram into the go-to place for smoldering pics. On almost a daily basis, the singer posted a ridiculously hot picture of herself, wearing thong bikinis, lingerie, or maybe even nothing.
And she wasn’t just hot on the ‘Gram. She and Shakira made one of the sexiest videos of the year for their song “Can’t Remember To Forget You.” The video has a pretty simple concept — put Rihanna and Shakira in sexy, skimpy outfits, and let them dance. And that’s all it took for RiRi to blow our minds.
It’s clearly been a year worth celebrating for Rihanna. So let’s raise our glasses and celebrate like crazy the way Rihanna would want us to!