If there’s one thing that Rihanna doesn’t care about, it’s what people have to say about her. Her public display of affection towards marijuana has been publicized and criticized — even more so since the singer hopped on Instagram in 2011 — still instead of paying mind to the comments section, she rolls up a blunt for the haters. We can’t be mad at that. You love who and what you love, right?
Rihanna’s relationship with weed sparked rumors in 2010 of the singer being banned from a Barbados hotel for heavily smoking. Before we knew it, the singer was an advocate for greenery through countless Instagram selfies, showing her with a blunt either between her red hued lips or finger tips.
In celebration of today’s special occasion for smokers (4/20), here’s a look back at Rihanna’s 10 finest moments with weed.
April 20, 2011 — Being the fashionista that she is, it’s no surprise that Rihanna has donned several ensembles on and off stage, showcasing her infatuation for greenery. The rhinestoned clutch that she strutted the streets with on 2011’s 4/20 was one of her first pro- weed fashion statements.
October 11, 2011 — Rihanna doesn’t stop at selfies when publicizing her love for weed. The singer let the masses know she’s down to puff when doing so on the album cover of the deluxe version of her sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk.”
October 19, 2011 — Rihanna’s “We Found Love” music video is a prime example that art imitates life: not only did Rihanna’s on-screen lover, model Agyness Deyn, strongly resemble Chris Brown, but director Melina Matsoukas captures the dysfunctional, love obsessed couple indulging in weed.
October 25, 2011 — Rihanna has no shame in her game. The singer stopped through a cannabis cafe, Bulldog Café, while out in Amsterdam.
January 15, 2012 — “Kush rolled, glass full… I prefer the better things,” Rihanna tweeted while on vacation in Hawaii, quoting Drake’s song “Up All Night.” It wasn’t Rihanna’s body-tight hot pink dress that had the paparazzi clicking away, it was the blunt the singer kept safe in between her fingers.
April 19, 2012 — Rihanna stirred up controversy when posting a montage of photos on Instagram of her rolling up a blunt while at Coachella 2012. One of the most memorable photos of the her festival visit is of her rolling up a blunt on the head of her bodyguard. “I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else,” Rihanna tweeted of criticism.
September 24, 2012 — Rih traded her green buds for diamonds for the artwork of her first “Unapologetic” single.
October 31, 2012 — Rih Rih took her love for Mary Jane to another level when she dressed up as its bride for Halloween.
February 14, 2013 — It’s something special to have friends that love you for who you are and what you love. Rihanna has those type of friends. The singer has been given gifts that cater to her love for weed, from a marijuana lover’s guide book, “Sex Pot,” (Sept.16, 2012) to an actual marijuana plant (“Roses are green!”) for Valentine’s Day.
March 20, 2013 — Ten of Rihanna’s tour buses were stopped at the Ambassador Bridge and searched for marijuana. But don’t worry, Rihanna wasn’t on any of the buses traveling. Her and Mary Jane are safe and sound.