Music Lovers Accuse Rihanna Of Copying FKA Twigs

Published: Friday 30th Jan 2015 by David


In 2005, she was accused of biting Beyonce.

In 2007, she was said to have ripped off Fefe Dobson.

Now, in 2015, Rihanna has been labelled a “bootleg FKA Twigs” by critics who have accused of the star of stealing the singer’s style and attempting to present it to the world as her own.

Full story below…

Yesterday marked the release of the singer’s spread in ‘i-D’ magazine, launched to support her rising new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’ and the studio album it was pulled from.

Alas, the shoot has generated negative attention from eagle-eyed observers who are now accusing the singer of “borrowing” FKA Twig’s 90s girl persona to create a “new” look for the latest era of her career.



Twitter users blasted her with:


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So, is Rihanna biting the artist Formerly Known As Twigs?

We’d say this is a case of “It was my idea to copy Marilyn Monroe”, seeing Riri make the mistake of pulling from an era already being celebrated by an artist with more credibility than her.

For, we’re sure Twigs will be the first to admit she isn’t doing anything girls in Peckham, London or Brooklyn, New York weren’t doing in the 90s, making the Rihanna bashing a little unfair in this case.

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  1. Beysus January 30, 2015


    • You tried January 30, 2015


  2. Auntie January 30, 2015

    It’s true. 90s is back in and they looked to fka twigs reinterpretation of it. She copies people early and often, but since fka twigs has a high profile….not a good look.

  3. Keri Qween January 30, 2015

    Probably all Hive they’re so pressed nowadays and the Rihanna era just started kii

    Bantu knots and braids have been around for yearrss.

    RIHANNA queen Keri and brandy rock braids the BEST, I remember when Beyonce tried to wear them she looked like a section 8 hoodrat from the slums of Texassss kiiii

    • datreddone23 January 30, 2015

      You ah bad bish keri Stan !

    • Valerie January 30, 2015

      This has nothing to do with Beyonce why are you pressed. Dont be mad Rihannas era is goubg badly so far. You were not saying that ‘bobs have been around for a long time’ when Beyonce rocked a bob a while back. It was ‘Rihannas influence’ #Karma

      • RihHive January 30, 2015

        Beyoncé is mentioned in the article tho

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      But how comes when Keri had ghana braids her edges looked nappy. Traction alopecia ain’t an aesthetic hunny

    • metzo January 30, 2015

      You’re probably LB. I sense it.

    • You tried January 30, 2015


  4. datreddone23 January 30, 2015

    I see similarities I also see differences. All celebrities and all of our faves have sought inspiration from someone before them in one way or another. Not saying thats what Rih did here but I love the shoot and cover!

  5. RihNaj January 30, 2015

    No she’s not and even if she did rihanna did it better, no hate but Fka didn’t invent that look, left eye from TLC had that so stfu to all rihanna haters.

  6. Valerie January 30, 2015

    Hahahah! The navy can never come for Beyonce again. Rihanna been jacking other peoples looks her entire career don’t act brand new!

    • datreddone23 January 30, 2015

      Rih has tried almost every style and made it her own I see no difference here.

    • rosy January 30, 2015

      Why don’t you hives go get a job and stop with this fuckery navy boycott this website please don’t give Sam any hits fighting these behives hood rats let them fight amongst themselves it’s obvious this sight lives to hate so boycott until Sam starts with productive reporting it’s sick and pathetic what he writes I think he has issue I’m wondering if he related to sandra rose both of them have no life and ugly on the out side and in

      • Valerie January 30, 2015

        I see you’ve been boycotting education. The longest sentence I’ve seen in my life! #PunctuationIsKey

      • quetta January 30, 2015

        @valerie ROFL!!! that made my morning.

  7. Indie January 30, 2015

    Actually the look is more of a homage to a Janet Jackson from a front cover for Vibe Magazine taken on the set of her video for You Want This, the cover is titled Vibe ‘Janet gets real’

    • Sean January 30, 2015

      Yup! It’s straight out of the YWT video. Hair, huge hoops, high brows…

  8. Overdose January 30, 2015

    -Fefe Dobson
    -Grace Jones
    -FKA Twigs
    And more

    Are people Rihanna has swagger jacked and never given credit. Navi need to stop with the denial.

    • Auntie January 30, 2015

      You can add

      Venus X +
      Eva Simmons

      To that list. It’s what she does. It’s what lots of pop stars do. They’re alternative culture knock offs!

    • rosy January 30, 2015

      Stfu really no artist is original b**** bey is the biggest f****** crook in this industry she can’t read or write to save her life so what if rih is inspired by this girl gtfoh with ur nonsense

      • Valerie January 30, 2015

        Again. Bringing up Beyonce to distract from your faves misfortune. The Hive never claimed Beyonce was original, like the delusional Titanics do.

      • Auntie January 30, 2015

        Your logic is atrocious! Excuses, excuses.

        It’s not a conversation about originality. She tries to pass herself off as inventive, THATS the issue. A team of stylists trolling people’s twitters, instagrams, concerts, photoshoots and party’s is whack. The other people mentioned actually know where their influences come from and do the WORK to look the way they do.

        They aren’t playing dress up b****!

    • Brandys Starr January 30, 2015

      And Aaliyah.

  9. Valerie January 30, 2015

    Sorry but arent the Navy now saying this ‘style’ has been around a long time the same ones accusing everyone who rocked a bob or shaved side as copying Rihanna. I can’t with the double standards. Now you wanna cry like sheep cos karmas coming to bite you on the backside.

    • rosy January 30, 2015

      The navy don’t give two f**** so who are u talking about a real navy don’t come for people a real navy defends rih when the nasty dry uneducated welfare broke non reading and to top it off stinking ass p**** hives comes for rih when she don’t send for your nasty asses d squad need a life too and go use the energy you all Hating to buy ciders f****** album and book her a stage too

      • MisdamenorFan January 30, 2015

        Um the “Real Navy” is actually defending the country. Rihanna stole that s*** too.

  10. SippingmyTea January 30, 2015

    Forget that?!! Where is the album tho ??!! B****** be doing photo shoots when they should be coming out with albums..

  11. How Many Drinks January 30, 2015

    Lol the Navy must be seething right now.

  12. Keri Qween January 30, 2015

    Again this style has been around since the 90s and rih never “claimed it as her own ” all she did was wear it for a Photoshop, not the same as Beyonce taking people’s songs saying she wrote them

    • Keri Qween January 30, 2015

      *photoshoot lol autocorrect

    • How Many Drinks January 30, 2015

      But stop acting like Rihanna hasn’t been in lawsuits for stealing as well though.

      • Keri Qween January 30, 2015

        Beyonce has wayyy more lawsuits and has been caught publicly lying saying she wrote a song when she didn’t

      • How Many Drinks January 30, 2015

        Doesn’t matter. Rihanna still steals. And imma need you to tell me how many of Beyonce lawsuits she has ACTUALLY been taken to court and sued for?

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      @KeriQween awwe hunny you still seething over the fact that Usher took Keri of his track and replaced her with Slayonce? I would be too if i stanned for a flop who couldn’t even sell out a high school auditorium let alone a stadium. You mad that Keri got passed over for a promotion at Cinnabon?

  13. BeyIsKing January 30, 2015

    LMAO not when the Navy constantly call Bey a thief…

  14. Kyle January 30, 2015

    *Waits for all the excuses* *Sips Tea*

  15. unnamed January 30, 2015

    music lovers!?! sure. 😀

    it’s just the look of it. sure close. twigs takes that to a whole ‘nother level tho. and twigs didn’t invent that. that stuff older then… whatever… neh? 😀

  16. Brandys Starr January 30, 2015

    All Rih does is take other musicians styles. This is nothing new.

  17. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015


    January 29, 2015 at 5:03 pm
    AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ says:

    “go awf! if theres one thing Rihanna can do its modelling! #YouLookGoodBish giving me Lisa Bonet/FKA Twigs teas.”

    *removes stale tea-bag from pot, and adds fresh tea*
    But y’all wanna keep talking

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      It’s moreso the nose-ring pic with the dreads, that is a complete carbon copy of FKA Twigs

      • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) January 30, 2015


  18. #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) January 30, 2015

    The nose ring and knots clearly copy FKA twigs she needs to stick to stealing from lesser knowns

  19. Jake January 30, 2015

    Also add Rita Ora to that list cause you can hate her all you want but when she was coming out with that Hot Right Now and RIP song , Rihanna saw her wavy blond when and did the same and showed up at the Grammys !

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      You know what I low-key saw that. I think the reason why no-one picked up on it was because Rita then began copying rihanna’s outfits so then the script got flipped……. but yeah Rita was doing the whole bleach-blonde chola look from 2009 before she got noticed and then Rihanna suddenly did it midway through her talk-that-talk era after WFL.

  20. xedos January 30, 2015

    So a black woman twist her hair something done to every black girl who grew up in the caribbean
    And they’re copying you all reaching. This rihnna shoot was done before that girl vogue shoot came out.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      Its not a reach, She got the same septum ring, curled baby hairs, bantu braids, and same thrift-store outfits, and she’s on the same magazine cover FKA Twigs did a year or so ago. get with the program!

    • ~The Arcade~ January 30, 2015

      What a coincidence… ironically the same thing happened when Rita Ora emerged onto the scene in 2012, (alas Rhi with blonde hair) My issue is I have yet to see who Rihanna TRULY is behind the countless costumes and makeups she rocks around every album/ era… people are beginning to lose interest and see right through her gimmicks & facades.

  21. DanYiel Teflon January 30, 2015

    Not a Fan I’ll pass!!

  22. Jewel January 30, 2015

    Chile the navy need to stop! Its not just the hair! FKA did this magazine years ago Rihanna has the same nose ring, baby hairs and errthang.

  23. waits… January 30, 2015

    not even a Rihanna fan but no one ever thought that it was the photographers who decided how she would look or nah

  24. metzo January 30, 2015

    Loll. She even copied the nose bull ring.
    and let’s not act like “Break it off” and “If it’s loving that you want ” wasn’t a complete rip off of “Baby boy” She’s been a rip off. The navy are just delusional enough to think that Beyonce is the only one borrowing from others. Nothing new here. Nextt

    • BossB*tchBeyoncé January 30, 2015

      Metzo you better clock the tea & while yur @ it found yur ass back to twitter . Kay? Kay!!

      • BossB*tchBeyoncé January 30, 2015


  25. metzo January 30, 2015

    Also, I remember The Navy accusing Bey of jacking Rihanna’s style. As if she created the ‘Bob’ when Beyonce had been rocking it way before Rihanna was even a thot!!
    Me, myself and I..
    Y’all can’t say S*** to Beyonce when your fave is no better when it comes to originality. Lmaoooo hilarious

  26. Umm January 30, 2015

    Well she needed to copy SOMEONE!

  27. Tasha January 30, 2015

    The Navy is awfully quiet today huh

  28. Audreyherbsburn January 30, 2015

    Soooooo fka twigs invented braids? Please. Rihanna doesn’t need to copy.

    • I Stan For Myself January 30, 2015

      Don’t be naive. Its not just the braids its the whole image.

  29. I Stan For Myself January 30, 2015

    The Twigs look doesn’t really match the Dolly Parton sound shes going for anyway. Make ya mind up gurl! When i see artists with this look i see some kind of alternative or neyo soul type genre. This girl is very inconsistent. I don’t agree with putting artists in a box but this girl is all over the place.

    • I Stan For Myself January 30, 2015


    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 30, 2015

      LOL!! the shock I got when she opened her mouth and I expected to hear Erykah Badu/Jill Scott and she gave me Carrie Underwood/Dolly Parton instead ;( make ya mind up bish. The way she sings she should be wearing overalls and chewing a shaft of wheat

  30. Bosslady January 30, 2015

    HUH? These style are similar because they are knots and braids, but clearly they are not exactly alike…Rih and that Twigs chick look absolutely nothing alike

  31. sleazy January 30, 2015

    this h** can never be original

    • african music lover January 30, 2015

      Go easy on her guys

  32. african music lover January 30, 2015

    bwahahahahahha..where is the navy to defend their fav? the poor thing has been dragged so hard since fourfiveseconds,

  33. Mark111 January 30, 2015

    Funny, it’s more 90s Janet than anything. This style is not new, so no, she didn’t jack this twig girl when it was already a style. Beyonce took from J.Lo, so that stops there amd FeFe dressed like every punk rock pop star, so no to that as well. But you guys tried tho.

  34. Dirty Laundry January 30, 2015

    Yep deffo stolen. Like someone said it isn’t just the hair. Its the nose bull ring, the thrift shop clothing, the baby hair, the b****** out and everything. Not to mention FKA Twigs did this cover as well. RihSwaggerJacker strikes again! I feel bad the Navi really think shes original style setter!

  35. Mark111 January 30, 2015

    Even Brandy rocked this style before. It’s so funny that these Beyonce and Ciara stans are talking. If I write down the names they actually stole from, I’ll have more books than J K Rowling. And like someone stated, Left Eye did that before this twig girl. The people they claim og aren’t even that. Talk about letting their hate blind them. Lol

    • Dirty Laundry January 30, 2015

      Oh shut up! Your girls a swagger jacker get over it.

      • Mark111 January 30, 2015

        And your girl is a shadow and a stone that been stepped on.

  36. #TeamTinashe Stan January 30, 2015

    I like Rihanna but tbh I see why people would compare this look heavily to FKA Twigs style that she is using for her own career. I never heard about the Fefe Dobson allegations but I can see that. Sometimes the artists do things that they aren’t fully aware it’s being done currently for another artists image and sometimes they do know. It depends on the director of the photoshoots sometimes that pitch ideas too. So I don’t know….

    • britneyraycarey January 30, 2015

      did you know that Tinashe copied Rihanna’s We Found Love video for Aquarius’ cover?

  37. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 30, 2015

    Beyhive teas. Lol 😆

  38. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 30, 2015

    So FKA Tigs invented braids and that style huh?
    #BeyhiveLogic 😆

  39. kingbeybitch January 30, 2015

    Let’s not forget how her Hate that I love you video looks just like Irreplaceable and how she did the exact same toe thing in Umbrella that Bey did in Green light but imma sleep☕

    • Blue Ivy Rodriguez January 30, 2015

      No irreplaceable was a copy of Take a bow, they’re both good songs though!

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez January 30, 2015

        Oops I’m wrong, irreplaceable came out first. My bad!

      • Kyle January 30, 2015

        Wahahaha! That backfired!

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig formerly ‘HBIC_MamaPope’ January 31, 2015

        You right bish, Beyonce copied take a bow even though Irreplaceable was first WHAT?! check the items on your receipts before you present them – DECLINEDt

  40. TheElusiveLamb January 30, 2015

    Why are they giving credit to FK when FK image screams (Patti Labelle style) Janet Jackson Together Again and Erykah Badu. I hate how people are really believing FK is origin when her video looks like a Mashup of Busta Rhymes What’s It Gonna Be?! & Erykah Badu entire videography.

  41. DanYiel Teflon January 30, 2015

    Chile Ri-Whine-A at it AGAIN? & I’m SPENT!!

  42. Benji January 30, 2015

    Identity theifanna strikes again!

  43. Dem Lessers January 30, 2015

    What is an FKA Twig?! Jk I’ve seen her down XOYO once, she’s alright…

  44. Barb-wire January 30, 2015

    Lol, not y’all dragging Bad gyal riri

  45. SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) January 30, 2015


  46. britneyraycarey January 30, 2015

    i don’t see it.. i feel like this photoshoot was inspired by 90s with a twist of 2015 exoticness and hippie. Why would she copy someone she’s never heard of? THE REACH

    • Kyle January 30, 2015

      How do you know shes never heard of her though?

      • britneyraycarey January 30, 2015

        i just know because she’s that insignificant to the music industry

      • Kyle January 30, 2015

        You mean shes insignificant to you? You’ll be surprised how much the industry takes off these small artists because they are not as powerful.

  47. uc4rihrih January 30, 2015

    sam & behive f***** always reaching. for the record fka twig didnt invent that style. fka twig stole it from left eye. The style is common with african americans. its been around since the 90’s. brandy,janetjackson & left eye, lauryn hill have rock the style in the90’S. rihanna been rocking the hairstyle since she is a kid so its nothing new. yall beyfaggot should get off rihanna’s ass.

  48. Marley January 30, 2015

    Whether its copied or not, we’ve established Rihanna lacks an identity as an artist.

  49. uc4rihrih January 30, 2015

    what identity do u have beside reaching for rhanna’s ass?

  50. RDK January 30, 2015

    Bumboclat Patra i remember this this tune had the place away.

  51. LB January 30, 2015

    LMAO David you’re reaching. Rihanna is from Barbados, having your hair braided or in knots are part of the culture there.

    But anyway I understand it is the end of the month and Sam has you working overtime to try and find anything Rihanna that will give you hits

    • FutureCiara January 30, 2015

      Hi LB,

      You need to keep your dogs on a leash. AKA (The Ghost stans of the dead, and the TunaShell stan).

      Thanks. Much Love
      Signed FC

      • Brian310 February 3, 2015

        You need to worry less about those stans and worry about I Bet tumbling down the charts.

  52. Tyler January 30, 2015

    Rihanna’s Been a swagger jacker! This s*** didn’t just start FourFiveSeconds ago.
    The Navy stays accusing others of being unoriginal, but always seems to forget that their fave entered the game literally being called “The Bajan BEYONCE”.

  53. Slay_Hive January 30, 2015

    Lmaooo I told you this chick is a renown swagger jacker. Good she’s being called out on it.

  54. LDN Chick January 30, 2015

    I was just reading Daily Mail everyone was dragging her on there as well. Poor ri lol.

  55. FutureCiara January 30, 2015

    Not to defend Rih or anything, But there are only so many types of hair styles to choose from, Maybe if she stopped changing her hair like she changes her men, then she wouldnt be running out of ideas so quickly, and resort to stealing style from others.

    FKA Twigs isnt the original to do this hair and neither is Rih, Yet I wouldve respected her more if the ho3 just went completely bald this era. She has a beautiful shaped skull #FourFiveForeheades.

    • Mark111 January 30, 2015

      Yet Ciara had more nen than her and was left with a b****** child.

      • FutureCiara January 30, 2015

        Hunny RKelly used to pisss on Aaliyah,He didnt even see the use in getting that flop pregnant.
        Stay MadT

      • Brian310 February 3, 2015

        Lmao she was actually married and engaged to her men while Ciara just gets dumped and now add a baby to the mix…she is the ultimate bird of the industry.

  56. FutureCiara January 30, 2015

    Anyway, Twigs about to blow up.

  57. BOOBIE January 30, 2015


  58. african music lover January 30, 2015

    s***! they are scalping her on twitter

  59. Stoney-Brie January 30, 2015

    I’m not even a Rihanna stan but isn’t Miss Twigs copying Janet Jackson herself?? both took from her, so this is silly.

  60. 2nd Taylor Swift Stan (so ready for the 1989 Tour to slay me hard) January 30, 2015

    TGJ, how can yall shade the edges off of her in the previous post, but change up and take to her defense on this one? Yall need to leave that yaki alone! When you wear tight, cheap, synthetic, shedding weaves, it’ll make you crazy. Up your game and start wearing Remy.

    • Rihboy January 30, 2015

      There is no big deal, the hive just running out of ammo! Lls

  61. Rihboy January 30, 2015

    So flop k a twigs invented braids and nose rings now ? That look is starting to come back so idk how she is copying her. Moreover blame the shoot director not Rihanna!! This is giving more of a da brat/ Lauren hill tease. Must be the hive pressed asses! Can only be ! They mad!

  62. MISHKA January 30, 2015

    My first thought when I saw her pic.

    You can’t tell me she doesn’t know what she’s doing.

    Rih, stick to your own style and stop ripping off up & coming acts. Like, how hard is that christopher?

    • Tyler January 30, 2015

      That’ll be awfully hard to do given the fact that she doesn’t even have a style of her own.

  63. bria January 30, 2015

    Exactly they just stressed and pressed that their idol aint shiz these days still selling s**

  64. Sean January 30, 2015

    It’s straight up Janet Jackson You Want This video, if you ask me!

    Hair, hoops, brows…

  65. y2kmalone January 30, 2015

    i guess it’s a slow day

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