You can thank Instagram for the word “selfie” becoming one of the newest and most used words in the English language. A selfie is basically a self-portrait posted to the social media site of your choosing, and with her history of well publicized selfies – Rihanna should be nicknamed the “Queen of the Selfie.”
Rihanna’s Instagram account has 4.3 million followers, to which she posts candid pictures of herself on a daily basis. During her time at Complex shooting for the upcoming February/March 2013 issue of the magazine, RiRi took a few selfies using the original selfie camera – the Polaroid.
When discussing the “selfie,” Rihanna tells Complex:
“I’m capturing personality… Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.”
Some of Rihanna’s more buzzed-about selfies are the ones she takes topless (with arms strategically placed over her chest) or with a blunt between her fingers. The ones she took with Complex may not include any blunts, but she definitely is almost topless in a couple of them! You can view Rihanna’s casual selfie gallery with Complex Magazine above.