Rihanna went photoshop crazy over the weekend and posted a series of photos on Instagram where she superimposed the queen’s head onto her body.
We’re not sure if this was the Ri Ri way of acknowledging the monarchs 91st birthday, but it certainly ruffled a few feathers throughout Britain.
However, her diehard fans or the group she calls the Rihanna Navy lapped it up.
“Lizy!!! Stepping out on the town, where the hell is Philip!” Wrote one fan.
The first image features the queen dressed in a bright green suit – but the shot has been masterfully superimposed onto a picture of Rihanna’s bottom half in green thigh boots and a faux fur emerald green coat, it invokes quite the visual.
To finish the piece, she titles it, ‘Be Humble’ apparently quoting rapper Kendrick Lamar. She didn’t stop there, oh no.
Another picture shows the Queen wearing some spiffy shades, and red fur heart shaped jacket with Rihanna’s long stems poking out the bottom, she accompanies this picture with the lyrics from Mariah Carey’s hit It’s Like That, “y’all chickens is ash, and I’m lotion.”
There is also a risqué addition from a magazine shoot, where the pop star is seen topless with only a jacket covering her chest, holding a 40oz bottle of malt liquor, and you guessed it – The Queen’s face is atop the body in all its glory.
To round off the series she posted a recent picture of herself at Coachella wearing a diamante bodysuit, the queen’s head is placed where hers should be, fully decked out in a crown.
Initially, the Bajan singer captioned the shot with a lyrics from Drake and Gucci Mane tunes, “cause u f*** like a grandma f***, u just an amateur.”
The wording was amended after Rihanna’s mother let her have it about going a bit too far, “UPDATE: Mumz said she won’t too happy bout this post, so I had to edit.”
Commentary regarding the series has been mixed, to say the least, with many users calling for the images to come down out of respect for HRM. Others found it hilarious – loaded is on the fence.
One user claimed Rihanna was just jealous of a certain Miss Meghan Markle, “IT’S BECAUSE PRINCE HARRY DIDN’T TAKE YOU AS HIS GIRLFRIEND RIHANNA THAT YOU ARE DISRESPECTFUL TO THE QUEEN ELISABETH?”
We doubt that’s the reason, and judging by Rihanna’s well-known tendency to not give two fucks what people think; we’re pretty sure she doesn’t care about the backlash that is certain to come her way.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.