Is Rihanna Channeling Taylor Momsen?

02/03/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Rihanna Hair: New Blonde Do for ELLE
Courtesy Rihanna; PictureGroup

We all know Rihanna can Talk That Talk, but who knew she was a Gossip Girl too?

When the singer debuted a sneak peek at her new platinum do (which she’ll sport on an upcoming cover of ELLE), we couldn’t help but think of another towheaded trouble maker: Taylor Momsen.

With that chunky fringe and stained pout (not to mention that major ‘tude!), Rihanna is the spitting image of a good Upper East Sider gone bad.

But while the look may not be permanent (as we all know, she’s quite the quick change artist), it’s not exactly temporary either: “bleach + weave” she Tweeted a curious fan. Tell us: Who looks better with a platinum fringe?

Justine Harman


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Lena on

Neither. The hair is so overprocessed that it looks like straw.

Chris on

Black people should not have blond hair.

Tina on

Rihanna is so gorgeous. She can pull anything off! Bonde hair on black women is so sexy and exotic:-)

me on

that is not a pretty look for her, in my opinion. i think she looks way better with short red hair :)

Jennifer on

I totally agree with CHRIS”S comment. Black people should not have blond hair, just like Asians shouldn’t have blonde hair. And I live in a city where at least 50% of the population is Asian (me being one of them), and I see it a lot.

Seriously, it doesn’t look good, and if people die their hair over and over, they are going to regret it later. Because after many years of dying the hair, the hair can’t take all the chemicals and can cause damage that cannot be fixed.


Looks more like Tina Turner if you ask me..

Donna on

Black people don’t wear blonde well. Be yourself/natural.

Sammi on

Yes she totally looks like Tina Turner….nothing like Taylor! Good work, People. Also, forgot about Taylor Momsen. Nope, still not relevant

nikki on

I agree with Aimee… looks like a sew-in, and for the sake of the health of her hair, I hope it is… I love RiRi regardless! beautiful woman!

jubiblee on

who cares? people tolerate her screeching and cheap sense of fashion because she got slapped by some loser – get over it already

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