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 Style.com, 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.