Rihanna’s Crop Over costume slays social media

Rihanna was at the Barbados carnival festival over the weekend

The 29-year-old had teased fans by uploading photos of her new turquoise hair on Instagram over the weekend.

The posts also attracted the attention of Chris Brown – who left a comment on one of her Instagrams with the pair-of-eyes emoji.

Many of her fans were less than pleased about this, telling him to “keep his negative energy away” from Rihanna and recalling his assault on the singer in 2009 when the pair were dating.


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What is Crop Over?

Crop Over started in 1687 to mark the end of the sugar cane crop harvest.

At the time, Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar, but as the industry declined, so did the festival – and it was dropped in the 1940s.

But the festivalCrop Over” was revived in 1974 and has since become one huge party similar in style to Notting Hill Carnival – with lots of music, dancing and colourful costumes.

The festivalCrop Over“, which attracts tourists from around the world, runs from July and ends in early August with the Grand Kadooment Day.

Rihanna has attended the finale parade several times over the last few years – and worn suitably attention-grabbing costumes at each of them.

To be fair, temperatures are around 30C in Barbados at this time of year so she’s just dressing sensibly for the weather, really.