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Rihanna celebrates International Marijuana Day with cannabis cake
Rihanna has never been shy when it comes to controversy but she may be risking a backlash from fans for her increasingly frequent drug references. The Bajan superstar celebrated International Marijuana Day by tweeting a picture of her enjoying a suspicious-looking rolled-up cigarette and then, in case there was any doubt, a photo of a cannabis-themed cake.
Rihanna smokes a dodgy cigarette
Underneath the cake, the message “Happy 4/20 Riri!!!” can be seen - a reference to International Marijuana Day which sees marches and festivals around the globe advocating the drug's legalisation.
Rihanna's cannabis-themed cake
This isn't the first time Rihanna's sparked controversy for her public endorsement of marijuana. She was photographed on-stage last year wearing a top with a cannabis leaf design and tweeted not one but two dope-themed Valentine's messages back in February.
Rihanna on stage in Berlin last year
The first came on Valentine's Day itself and depicts a hand holding a rolled-up cigarette with the words "Mary Jane will be my Valentine" superimposed over a cloud of smoke. Mary Jane is an old-fashioned euphemism for marijuana. Rihanna then added the message: "Love me...I'm #DOPE".
Rihanna's first Valentine's drug reference
The second, tweeted on February 15, shows a large marijuana plant grown in the shape of a leaf and was accompanied by the words, "Roses are green! Somebody knows how to make me happy".
Rihanna's second Valentine's tweet
While many of the 24 year-old's fans seem unperturbed by her repeated drug references, some expressed their disapproval on Twitter. One said simply, "Don't do it riri<3:;", while another, presumably sarcastically (and with suspiciously good grammar, it must be said), wrote: "You're a great #rolemodel to your millions of young fans, #Rihanna."
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The video for Rihanna's latest single Stay premiered on February 11. Watch it in the player below.
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