Explicit content: Rihanna pays homage to late rapper 2Pac by wearing a T-shirt with a very crude word
23:21 GMT, 20 June 2012
Just in case the world hadn't realised that she is the baddest girl on the planet, Rihanna reminded them in her own rude way, yesterday afternoon.
The Umbrella singer, who was recently the main reason behind a vicious bar brawl, stepped out in London wearing a very crude top.
The 24-year-old was seen arriving at a recording studio in the capital city with a grey T-shirt that brandished the words c***life.
Classy girl: Rihanna stepped out wearing a grey T-shirt with a very offensive word scrawled across it in big letters, yesterday in London
The offensive word that is featured on her top is sure to rile critics who say that the Talk That Talk singer acts poorly for someone is automatically a role model to young girls with her core fan base being teenagers.
The bad language on the top is a play on words made famous by gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac.
The late artist, who died in 1996 after being shot four times, had the phrase 'Thug Life' tattooed across his belly and also had an assault rifle just above the wording, in an almost identical fashion to Rihanna's top.
Classy girl: The Umbrella singer wore the top, which appeared to be a homage to rapper 2Pac, loud and proud
The originator: The late Tupac Shakur had similar tattoos on his torso to the artwork that appears on Rihanna's T-shirt
Similarities between the rapper and the clothing don't stop there, with his Nefertiti tattoo above his right pectoral in the same position on Rihanna's top.
To complete her gang member inspired style, she wore a pair of black shorts that had the same print as bandanas, which are associated with certain Los Angeles based criminal organisations.
She also wore a thick wooly hat and a silver chain around her neck but, carried a small black handbag to add that feminine touch.
Role model: The singer's outfit seemed to be in honour of the gangster lifestyle as she even wore bandana print shorts
It is not the first time that the Barbados-born artist has made reference to 2Pac, and copied his original tattoo ideas.
At the start of this year she posted a picture of herself on Twitter with a net of tattoos across her knuckles.
She proudly showed off the words 'Thug Life' and added an attitude filled caption along with the photograph.
She said: 'All these bitches screaming that 2pac back #THUGLIFE,' and added 'Err’body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE.'
Hero worship: Rihanna posted this image of herself with Thug Life tattooed across her knuckles, earlier this year