We've come to know Rihanna as the sassy Barbadian songstress who works seriously edgy fashion from the likes of Rick Owens and Balenciaga… But these photos released by her record label SRP on their Twitter account yesterday show the Umbrella singer in a whole new light.
The pics show Rihanna aged sixteen looking all fresh-faced teen in straight-leg jeans and collegiate top. And her crowning glory, with which she's so famously daring (undercut or bleach blonde stripes, anyone?) is long and a glossy shade of chocolate brown.
One image shows her penning song lyrics while in another she's checking out the record plaques on the record company's walls. She may not always have been such a savvy dresser but she's clearly always had music on her mind…
By Pat McNulty