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Is Rihanna Channeling Taylor Momsen?

02/03/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Rihanna Hair: New Blonde Do for ELLE
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We all know Rihanna can Talk That Talk, but who knew she was a Gossip Girl too?

When the singer debuted a sneak peek at her new platinum do (which she’ll sport on an upcoming cover of ELLE), we couldn’t help but think of another towheaded trouble maker: Taylor Momsen.

With that chunky fringe and stained pout (not to mention that major ‘tude!), Rihanna is the spitting image of a good Upper East Sider gone bad.

But while the look may not be permanent (as we all know, she’s quite the quick change artist), it’s not exactly temporary either: “bleach + weave” she Tweeted a curious fan. Tell us: Who looks better with a platinum fringe?

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Noshedoesn't on

She looks like Tina Turner, not Taylor. And can’t we wear a shirt?

Amber on

Looks so natural…..not!

Jester on

No resemblance with the hairstyles, but Rihanna is so beautiful that she can wear her hair any which way and it looks fabulous.

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Azalea on

I like Rihanna’s new style, but I don’t see any similarities to Momsen’s. A lot of women hair blonde layered hair. I agree with Noshedoesn’t, it looks a lot like the style Tina rocked in the 80′s, just updated.

Jerry on

Go back to short and black,and leave it alone.

Connie on

When I first saw photo thumbnail I thought it was an ill Goldie Hawn. Rihanna – natural is always better.

Karen on

OMG!!! IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

aimee on

looks like a wig to me…

Olivia on

NONE

Lena on

Neither. The hair is so overprocessed that it looks like straw.

Chris on

Black people should not have blond hair.

Tina on

Rihanna is so gorgeous. She can pull anything off! Bonde hair on black women is so sexy and exotic:-)

me on

that is not a pretty look for her, in my opinion. i think she looks way better with short red hair :)

Jennifer on

I totally agree with CHRIS”S comment. Black people should not have blond hair, just like Asians shouldn’t have blonde hair. And I live in a city where at least 50% of the population is Asian (me being one of them), and I see it a lot.

Seriously, it doesn’t look good, and if people die their hair over and over, they are going to regret it later. Because after many years of dying the hair, the hair can’t take all the chemicals and can cause damage that cannot be fixed.

lINDA KAREN on

Looks more like Tina Turner if you ask me..

Donna on

Black people don’t wear blonde well. Be yourself/natural.

Sammi on

Yes she totally looks like Tina Turner….nothing like Taylor! Good work, People. Also, forgot about Taylor Momsen. Nope, still not relevant

nikki on

I agree with Aimee… looks like a sew-in, and for the sake of the health of her hair, I hope it is… I love RiRi regardless! beautiful woman!

jubiblee on

who cares? people tolerate her screeching and cheap sense of fashion because she got slapped by some loser – get over it already

Marie on

YUK for both!

guest on

is it me or rihanna looks quite thin in this pic. although the colour changes are quite crazy, i think rihanna looks good in any color.its obvious thats all weave, but from red, to black…it looks decent. also her skin color seems to change everytime i see her. sometimes she looks brown and sometimes she looks so fair skinned…whats up with that?

Lou on

The notion that women of color cannot/shouldn’t wear blonde hair is complete rubbish. Beyonce has been wearing blonde hair for ages, she looks amazing with it, and she’s one of the most beautiful women in the industry. And Rihanna is just as fierce with her blonde ‘do.

Lina on

She looks like bride of chucky.

Beth on

Really, who writes these ridiculous stories ? How in the world can you compare the two singers. Are you high ?

Lurch on

Where’s Ike?

Lady on

Gosh she’s desperate for attention!

Guest on

So ghetto is she.

Amelia on

Rihanna’s prime was definitely when she had her short black hair!

Stella on

Obviously a wig.

Jennifer on

That girl is a hot mess……

Bella on

Taylor looks dead and Rihanna looks stoned in those picture above.

LaLa on

Ewww Taylor looks like a vampire!

kyla on

What a bizarre comparison.

Sue on

Creepy

blake wilson on

Rihanna u look amazing :) your so stunning :)

Robbie on

Looks like Tina Turner

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Brandi on

i think she’s channeling Tina Turner more than Taylor Momsen only thing that’s the same is their color lipstick.

Corinne on

She looks like a painted crow….

amanda on

I dont know, they both look pretty bad.

Kim Wattman on

I love Rihanna, she looks good with any hairstyle and is a very pretty woman but I do like the blonde on her.

Sandy on

In my opinion, Rihanna is gorgeous no matter how she wears her hair. :) You go girl!

jason on

I don’t like Rihanna’s hair at all. It looks like shes is a hair dresser in the ghetto. And Taylors hair is okay but the makeup is horrendous.

B on

What does it matter if she’s black? It doesnt matter what color u are If it looks good then it looks good! Blonde doens’t always look good on white people either.

Pailey Smerkel on

not trying to be racist , BUUT I personally believe that darker-complexed women should not have blonde hair.. Sorry I just think Rihanna’s hair looks completely FAKE while Taylor’s could really be her actual color.. idk if it is or not, but it still looks better than Rihanna’s.

Simona on

wow! coulnd’t be much worse! yuck…

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not fellin the look at all

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Fujio on

I think it’s ridiculous to gaerrd pop stars as role models. Rihanna has developed her own style and a unique reputation for herself. We must remember that what she does is still to sell records, and she is in no way obligated to be the one people look up to, and frankly, she has done nothing to deserve that tag. Being in the eye of the public doesn’t automatically make you perfect, or likeable as a person, and being a public figure shouldn’t limit how she lives. Her sole demographic is not preteens and teenagers, and she doesn’t have to cater for them. If you think that she is a bad role-model, then just don’t take any notice of what she does. Contrary to popular belief, it’s quite easy.

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