When Rihanna tweeted out a photo of her new “Thug Life” tattoo scrolled across her fingers on Wednesday, fans immediately began to flood the singer with tweets, asking her why she got it and what it all means.
She tweeted photos of herself at the Shamrock Social Club parlor in Hollywood with tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, as well as actor Danny Trejo, who was also at the tattoo parlor that night.
“I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can’t wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in ‘Tibetan’ this time!!! #approved,” she wrote of her white-toned tat, an homage to rapper Tupac.
Rihanna met most criticism or praise with a sense of humor about her latest ink. “Chill babes #noshade. Err’body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE,” she wrote.
“I’m thinking I shoulda got a tear drop instead!!! #THUGLIFE maybe next time,” Rihanna later tweeted, joking about the possibility of getting the traditional prison tat on her famous face. “All eyes on Rih, betta picture me rollin’ #THUGLIFE.”
But the tweets hardly stopped there, and they progressively got more provocative, especially when one of her followers tweeted, “You’re not a thug. stop it.”
Later declaring “#RIHPac back!!!,” she continued to go on her tat-driven Twitter spree, adding, “I can’t deny it, ima riot..u don’t wanna f— with me!”
In another tweet, the star said, “NEVER!!! RT @Fiend4sports: @rihanna Thug Life!! Don’t let Pac memory ever die.”
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