There were already a ton of reasons to catch Rihanna and Eminem’s Monster Tour that kicks off next week—their return to the stage, the inevitably intense interludes (see: “The Monster” video), and, of course, all of the clothes. But now, there’s one more big one: the merch.
Thanks to a tip off from Badgalriri on Twitter, we know that UK streetwear brand Trapstar will be creating the pair’s official tour offerings. It’s a perfect match for both Eminem, who recently got into the streetwear merch game with his Been Trill x Shady Records collection, and Rihanna, who’s been sporting Trapstar for the past several years.
While we don't know what the full collection will look like, last night Rihanna and Eminem did tweet teasers of some the goods. In the photos of the twosome snapped at rehearsal, Riri wears a black tee that says “MONSTER” along the sleeve, which is one of Trapstar’s signature branding moves. The front is covered in a graphic we haven’t seen before—an oddly artistic rendering of a monster, mashing up Rihanna’s eyes, the moon, a werewolf’s ears, and a cartoon vampire’s mouth. TBH, it’s definitely some of the weirder band merch we've seen around, but in the best way possible.
Rih's status as a Trapstar fan was wall over her Instagram (R.I.P.), but she continues to show her love for the brand in a variety of gear, including pullovers and hats.
There was the time she sparked the graphic sweatshirt and bib necklace trend in one of their black pullovers, a burgundy leather skirt, and a pair of python boots.
When she wore denim on denim on denim, she accessorized with a Trapstar baseball cap.
And, of course, who could forget Rihanna’s epic World Cup final match experience at which she arrived in a Trapstar jersey with a Brazil-flag neck tattoo? Not us, that's for sure.
Trapstar has been with her for so many special occasions, it only makes sense that the brand will now be doing her merch.
The Monster Tour doesn’t start until August 7 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, but hopefully there will be more merch teasers to come before then.