Rihanna may rock rather provocative and sultry poses now, especially in her latest Twitter-fueled love triangle with ex Chris Brown and his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, which has led both ladies to post several rounds of suggestive snaps. Of course aside from those tweets, Ri Ri is none too shy about showing off her exhibitionist tendencies, stepping out in revealing ensembles that leave little to the imagination. But before there was Breezy, Tran and see-through shirts (and that popular social media platform known as Twitter!), the “We Found Love” singer modeled a bit differently for the camera. And while there weren’t any loud hair colors (fire-engine red! jet black!) or half-shaved ‘dos, pigtails were involved.
Daily Mail has uncovered some way-back-when photos of Rihanna and they may be oldies, but they sure are goodies. One of the shots features Ri Ri at about age four with her younger brother, Rorrey, outside their home in Bridgetown, Barbados. It’s definitely an “awww” moment, especially with her super-cute, slightly oversized pink shirt and rolled-up pants. No leather, mesh or lace here!
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine successful stars, especially those with a seductive image, in their younger years. But Ri Ri was certainly a scene-stealer even at a preschool age. Proving that point even more is a pic of the songstress with her younger cousin, Noelle, where she cuts a stunning profile at age 9. Noelle’s older sister, Nicola Alleyne, even recalls her “curly hair and beautiful eyes,” as Daily Mail reports.
But, even at a young age, Rihanna still possessed the same strong-willed spirit, now displayed through her powerful music, her burgeoning film career (Battleship is her new flick) and, yes, that rather silly Twitter war with Karrueche Tran over Chris Brown. Nicola affirmed of Ri Ri, “When she set herself on something, she would just do it. She’s stubborn and sticks to her guns…” Some things just never change.