Rihanna at the Paralympics: We’re in love with the singer’s rad new cropped haircut and custom Opening Ceremony outfit
At the closing ceremonies of the London Paralympics on Sunday, Rihanna wowed the 80,000 strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium as a special guest of Coldplay, who played a three hour long concert. Rihanna showed off her new haircut, a short pixie bob that was revealed last week in Los Angeles at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she just so happened to pick up some awards. According to her longtime hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, Rihanna had been thinking of going short for a while and didn’t want to wait. Returning to her shorter locks (and perhaps taking a cue from Miley Cyrus?), the makeover was a long time coming since we’ve been used to Rihanna’s bleached blond or red longer ‘do for the past year or so, and it shone through at the event. Rihanna was more covered up than usual in orange wide leg silk taffeta track pants, an orange mesh top, and an orange robe and boots all custom made by Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2013. She joined the band (on their over the top pirate ship) to perform their hit “Princess of China”. She then returned later on in the ceremony to perform on her own with “We Found Love”, and then later again with the help of Jay-Z for “Run this Town”, while wearing a black sheer top with a black bra peeking through, reflective baggy knee-length shorts and black sunglasses to top off the look.
And as much as we can’t get enough of Rihanna’s new ‘do, apparently it has no fan in Piers Morgan who tweeted “I think @Rihanna needs to grow her hair back. Fast.” over the weekend to which Ri-Ri responded “grow a d***….. FAST!!!!” Judging from the love Rihanna is getting for her new look, we can only conclude that Piers Morgan has no idea what he’s talking about.