Rihanna in a Tom Ford dress

#RIHunited: Rihanna is officially back on Instagram after a six-month hiatus...

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Rihanna caused major controversy back in May when she posted a series of very NSFW shots of herself completely topless from her shoot with French magazine Lui to her public Instagram account (which, it's worth noting, had a 12.5mil-strong following).

It's unclear whether it was her own choice or if the the account was shut down by Instagram HQ due to its policy against photos of topless women but, either way, the once prolific poster fell silent on the platform for what would be six long months. 

But now, Rihanna fans can now #RIHjoice as, yes, the lady herself is officially back on Insta and she's certainly making up for all that lost time. 


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The 26-year-old Umbrella singer, who has once again taken to the helm of her @badgalriri account, posted her first image since the 3rd of May to the delight of her followers who 'liked' the snap in their hundreds-of-thousands. Simply captioned: 'Hellurrr #badgalback', the songstress' presence was definitely felt as the blurry selfie was regrammed to no end by her fans. 

For her second post, Rihanna shared a doodle of herself with the Instagram icon blowing her a kiss; if that's not proof they're back on good terms, we don't know what is... 


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Since rejoining the social media platform only yesterday RiRi has already tallied up a total of 11 new images, which have ranged from showing off her amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween costume to promoting the fact that she's on it back for good. Or, well, until she stirs up some more controversy anyway... 

Has Rihanna really learnt her lesson? Only time will tell; until then, it's good to have you back, @badgalriri.

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By Maxine Eggenberger