Shih Tzus and botox are a go-to for many women in Hollywood, but everyone knows Rihanna isn’t about that “girly” life if there isn’t an edgy twist to it. Most recently, our favorite Bajan singer showed off her new gun grill, which is exactly what it sounds like – the fashionable gold and diamond plates many celebs wear in their teeth, but with a gun sculpted into it.
That got us thinking – Rihanna definitely has a special love for firearms. She caught a lot of heat for her 2011 video “Man Down,” because in it she shoots her implied rapist. She also got a small gun tatted on herself years ago, and has songs like “Russian Roulette” and “G4L” where she croons: “I lick the gun when I’m done ’cause I know that revenge is sweet… so sweet.” Eerie… we know!
So what does Bad Gal RiRi have to say about all of this gunplay?
She told ELLE Magazine months ago that people questioning her resiliency – after her 2009 domestic violence incident with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown - is what sparked the slight obsession:
“Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”
Here is RiRi and all of her trigger behavior below.
Rihanna showed off her new gun-inspired grill via Instagram.
Here’s a better look.
RiRi also made sure to let her gun tattoo breathe at the 2013 Crop Over festival in Barbados.
Oh yes, she has been to the gun range…
We can’t forget her sexy GQ Spread.
… With her symbol of strength front and center.
In “Man Down,” Rihanna sings “Oh mama, mama, mama I just shot a man down in Central Station in front of a big, ol’ crowd”
Rihanna’s Esquire shoot was pretty steamy too…
She got down and dirty, while putting on a full display of her gun tattoo.
Right in your face.
This one’s old – Rihanna got sexy for V Magazine while getting back on her feet after her 2009 domestic violence incident.
In her 2009 video for “Russian Roulette,” Rihanna sings about taking her own life when she says “So, just pull the trigger!”
Tats galore! Rihanna holds an adorable baby.
Weird mix … guns and pearls?
RiRi celebrates her 25th birthday and her gun tattoo says peek-a-boo.
Photo Credit: GQ/V Mag/Esquire/Elle/Instagram