It is not uncharacteristic of Rihanna to play around with her hairstyle as she has sported a variety of lengths, cuts and colours in recent years.

Her latest hairdo comes as no surprise then, as she tweeted pictures of her new crop for almost 13 million of her followers to view.

While her neck was decorated in four gold necklaces, the Shut up and Drive singer gave the impression she was stark naked in one picture of her latest do.

Turning 24 later this month, perhaps she going for an edgier, more mature look, as she unveiled straight-cut blonde locks that evoked a punk image.

She made the change to her barnet ahead of her first cover shoot of the year for Elle magazine, revealing the news on micro-blogging site Twitter today (February 3rd).

RiRi, as she is commonly referred to, provided another image of her fresh hairstyle in which it is evident her mane remains long, despite the mullet design.

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