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Rihanna weed

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Most celebrities might recoil from the public eye when a photographer catches them rolling a blunt on the plateau of their bodyguard’s bald head, but Rihanna, who once spent most of one sweaty day at Coachella riding her beefy protector’s shoulders, is definitely not most celebrities. Instead, she montaged the ostensibly incriminating images and posted them on her Instagram, where she’s consistently proved herself worthy of her handle: @badgalriri.

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That was hardly the only time that Rihanna’s account has gone a little green over the last few years. (Particularly since that Halloween when she dressed up as Mary Jane.) Fenty Beauty plugs aside, by the looks of her Instagram, every time Rihanna’s put down her favorite accessory, that ever-present glass of wine, she’s picked up a blunt—no surprise given that you can find her puffing away in her videos for “Talk That Talk” and “BBHMM.”

In fact, blunt rolling and clouds of smoke are a motif that recurs throughout Rihanna’s entire artistic oeuvre, from her album cover for Talk That Talk and the artwork for her single “Unapologetic.” Spreading the gospel, she’s also brought that visual along with her to appear in magazines like The Fader and CR Fashion Book. (The latter even saw her bring a blunt along for her cover shoot as Marie Antoinette.)

In honor of 4/20, take a look back at the plethora of Instagrams Rihanna has posted featuring herself and a blunt. ]]>