Was Rihanna’s Hair For ELLE Magazine Really a Huge Issue?

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 7.39.13 AMQuick answer: Apparently.

Yesterday (Nov. 4), Rihanna posted a stick figure drawing of her viral ELLE magazine cover, where she rocked a wild, loose twist-out (or possibly a wand-curled coif). Now, while many digested the style as a predictable exaggeration for the high-fashion shoot, others (mainly black women, from what I saw on Twitter) had an issue with the seemingly unkept curls.

Now whether or not you believe the curls were apropos for RiRi’s first major return post-Instagram hiatus, it’s always safe to say that the Bajan bad gal is going to push the envelope. Remember: this is the same pop star who rocked bantu knots to the iHeartRadio Music Awards without a care in the world of how confused the natural hair-challenged would truly be.

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