Screengrab via Edilson Barros/YouTube

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

Well, that's not fair!

Feb 28, 2020, 3:58 pm*

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

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:

https://twitter.com/JonMcVie/status/832795863353266176

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:

https://twitter.com/jelenasreal/status/832262196436537344

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3CLgubUGo0


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