Rihanna Is Back on Instagram, World Rejoices

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:04 AM PST, November 02, 2014
Photo: Instagram

Bad girl RiRi is back!

Rihanna has returned to Instagram for the first time since May, when her high-profile account was shut down after posting a few racy topless shots.

Less than a week after she posted the pics from her Lui magazine shoot, the account was disabled. A rep for Instagram (which is known for it's strict anti-nudity policy) denied they had deactivated the account over the photos and said human error was to blame, and @badgalriri's account was restored quickly. The 26-year-old then chose to delete the account herself. She even went on another social media site, Twitter, to address the fact it was in fact gone.

Fashion Designer Tom Ford has called the singer's Instagram account "more influential than any fashion review."

In an interview with, he said, "Something new is happening that I'm just clueing into now—this probably won't go down well—but customers don't care any more about reviews or hard-copy publications. They care what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed while she's naked in bed, what new shoes she has on, how she's talking about them. That's what they respond to."

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Before she deleted her influential account, Rihanna posted this meme saying that this is what her next magazine cover would look like if Instagram had their way.


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Now, it seems as if Rihanna is not mad about following their rules as she called a truce with the photo sharing service.

Their official Twitter handle even welcomed her back.

And now, she posted that she is walking hand-in-hand with their camera icon.

#RIHunited #badgalback @instagRam

Uma foto publicada por badgalriri (@badgalriri)em

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It looks like there's no bad blood here anymore, and her nearly 13 million followers are rejoicing.

Sharing a "hellurrr" with them and a "I'm back bit****" photo with Instagram now on a leash, many responded with comments simply saying, "Glad you're back!"

Hellurrr #badgalback

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A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri)on

Her return comes before a rumored new fourth album release date of November 25. We're excited to see what has to share!

Watch what Chelsea Handler had to say after Instagram removed her photo.