Inspiration for a new tattoo Rihanna scrawls 'Thug Life' across her midriff in memory of late rap star Tupac
23:51 GMT, 17 April 2012
She was overawed when Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg were joined by a hologram of Tupac at the weekend.
And Rihanna paid her own, small tribute to the late rap star at Coachella when she had 'Thug Life' scribbled across her midriff.
The 25-year-old singer tweeted a pictured of herself, joined by Snoop and Warren G with the words written in marker pen on her stomach.
WARNING: Video below contains strong language
Dedication: Rihanna poses with Snoop Dogg and Warren G as she shows off a 'tribute' to Tupac Shakur
Not quite the same: The singer with the words written on her stomach in marker pen and the real version
She also had a large roll up in her mouth, which was possibly an imitation joint.
Her outfit was comprised a Chanel jacket, a pair of denim shorts covered in studs, a cropped vest with 'Peace' emblazoned across the front and a pair of wayfarer shades.
The words on Rihanna's stomach were in honour of Tupac Shakur, who was 'resurrected' by way of an impressive hologram stunt at Coachella over the weekend.
Rock n roll: Katy Perry crowd surfs while singer Rihanna (top right) performs with Calvin Harris at Coachella
Music art: Rihanna has posted a still from her upcoming video Where Have You Been, posing the message 'The countdown to Where Have You Been is on'
She also tweeted a photo of her hands with the very same words written across the knuckles earlier this year.
Rap star Tupac, who was shot and killed in September 1996, famously had the words tattooed across his stomach.
Rihanna appeared to have the time of her life at Coachella, particularly Dre and Snoop's performance which enlisted the aid of hologram technology to include Tupac in the spectacle.
Cool or fool Rihanna tweets picture of herself with new 'Thug Life' tattoo inspired by Tupac
She tweeted her excitement after the amazing show.
The pop superstar wrote: '#TupacBACK #unbelievable #IWASTHERE #STORY4myGrandKidz'
And later added: 'This turned out to be one of the best nights of my life #BuffaloSoldier #ThugLife #EPIC.'
They said he wasn't dead: Tupac was 'resurrected' –
in hologram format – as part of Dr Dre's headlining Coachella
performance over the weekend
The gang's all here: The performance was a hit
with celebrity fans such as Rihanna and Katy Perry who tweeted: 'I think
I might have cried when I saw Tupac'
And the fun didn't stop there as Rihanna teamed up with her friend Katy Perry to party the night away to Calvin Harris.
pop starlets joined normal members of the crowd during the Scottish
DJ's set, Katy Perry crowd surfing while Rihanna joined Harris to
perform their No 1 hit, We Found Love.
Meanwhile, the singer has posted a still from her upcoming video Where Have You Been, which was produced by Harris.
She posted the accompanying message: 'The countdown to Where Have You Been is on.'
On a high: The singer perched herself on her bodyguard's shoulders and Katy Perry came along for the ride
Rihanna has also posted a series of photos of her Facebook account from her January holiday in Hawaii.
The Rude Boy star is pictured in a series of saucy holiday snaps in Hawaii, flinging off her bikini top, while covering her chest.
She throws caution to the wind – and her bikini – as she splashes around in a rocky pool beneath a waterfall.
Revealing her naughty side: Rihanna is seen
throwing off her bikini top and covering her chest in new holiday snaps
from her Hawaii break in January which she posted on her Facebook
Topless: The singer goes topless in a pool beneath a water fall as she strikes a series of poses for the camera
In other snaps she takes to the beach in a white bikini, showing off her enviable toned beach body.
The RnB star dons a series of bikinis and strikes a range of seductive poses for the camera.
In another frame she is pictured lounging around in a plush garden with a Buda statue in the background.
She also sprays and rubs sunscreen all over herself as she works the camera.
Taking care of her skin: She also sprayed on some sunscreen as she soaked up the sun
Tatts all folks: Rihanna shows off some of her tattoo collection in one provocative photo