Rihanna doesn’t have to explain herself to us. She owes us nothing, and we should simply be unquestioningly happy with her mere existence.
Unless, you know, she offers up purposefully cryptic images with zero explanation. In which case, WE REQUIRE ANSWERS, RIRI.
Recently, Rihanna shared a mysterious pic with her social media followers, accompanied by the caption, “didn’t they tell u?”
didn’t they tell u? pic.twitter.com/0RgBy1I2AB
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 17, 2018
It’s somewhat unclear what we’re looking at, here. Is this a powder compact? A potential album cover? A piece of art? Maybe all three??
Twitter was collectively baffled, and people demanded answers.
Me trying to understand this picture pic.twitter.com/A1HEJU2UZf
— Jazelle? (@JazelleKim) April 17, 2018
No they didn’t so EXPLAIN!! What is this? What is happening? I NEED ANSWERS! pic.twitter.com/o1HiLSn5rD
— JOYRIDE (@LORDSDUFFY) April 17, 2018
Some theorized that this was a harbinger of new Rihanna music.
If these isn’t new music we don’t want it
— I’M WHO I’M (@kingofthecloud) April 17, 2018
If another one of my faves is coming back with music, I….. pic.twitter.com/u9iELV5SrM
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) April 17, 2018
is this a bra. is this the lingerie line. rihanna i keep telling u im broke and u keep disregarding it. please just give me some music i can’t AFFORD anything else https://t.co/9MhQ3LwwUm
— SadeVEVO (@fillegrossiere) April 18, 2018
Listen idk what Ri’s tryna tell us but I DO know that if I get new music from her, Drake, and Beyoncé in the same season I will self combust. https://t.co/zCaPuzJgHG
— Obeehave, B Δ K Spr. 18 (@SylviaObell) April 17, 2018
Others were more focused on deciphering the image itself, and hypothesized that it was a titillating snapshot of RiRi’s cleavage reflected in a small compact mirror.
I *think* this may be Rihanna’s bosom in a bra? The dark rectangular area looks like the very top of her tattoo. pic.twitter.com/UAj6zVqmtN
— Cora Harrington (@lingerie_addict) April 17, 2018
— ? (@phvckyo) April 17, 2018
Personally? I think that we should all remember that Rihanna has been pretty preoccupied with her Fenty beauty line, and that it’s highly possible that this photo is a low-fi shot of a soon-to-be-released highlighter or some other wonderful makeup product that I can’t afford.
Just a thought!
Either way, I think we can all agree that Rihanna has successfully piqued our collective interest (as she knew she would).
No one knows what it means but it’s provocative https://t.co/g2pxGVhDgR
— This Woman (@KingThandie) April 17, 2018