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Everyone’s going crazy over this parrot that sings ‘The Monster’ like Rihanna

Well, that's not fair!


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 21, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:07 pm CDT

Parrots are so adept at mimicking human language that their name is a synonym for it. But not just any bird can parrot Rihanna, one of the most talented pop stars working today. Here’s one parrot who can, though, and some people are even claiming it’s better than the real thing:

This impressive Amazon parrot belongs to Edilson Barros of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who originally posted the video to YouTube in March 2016: 

A year later, Rihanna parrot has suddenly started blowing up on Twitter, possibly as a result of this tweet:

It got even better when someone edited the bird’s singing into the original video for The Monster:

RiRi has yet to comment on her new avian rival. We already know how she feels about imitators, though.

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2017, 5:09 pm CST