22/04/2013 10:30

Rihanna celebrates International Marijuana Day with cannabis cake

The Bajan superstar risks backlash over increasingly public references to dodgy cigarettes...


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 (© Rihanna, Twitter)

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 (© Rihanna, Twitter)

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 (© Rex)

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 Valentine's message (© Rihanna, Instagram)

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 (© Rihanna, Instagram)

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."

Vote now!
An error occurred while trying to display the data. Please try again later.

Do you think Rihanna should stop with the marijuana references?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1. 65 %
    Yes, it sets a terrible example to her fans.
    2,073 votes
  2.  
    35 %
    No, she's only having a bit of fun.
    1,101 votes

Total Responses: 3,174
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.

The video for Rihanna's latest single Stay premiered on February 11. Watch it in the player below.

latest music videos

27Comments
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest music news