Rihanna has never been one to let slights slide, as evidenced by her classic clapback at Ciara. Or the time CBS News dared to pull her music.
These days the global superstar has cut back on responding to fans and critics, focusing more on promoting her work, fashion, and philanthropic efforts.
But, her ah-mazing drag of Makeup Forever in September—when the cosmetics retailer not-so-subtly dissed her beauty line Fenty—reminds us that if you take a shot at the queen, you best not miss.
In commemoration of Rihanna’s take-no-prisoners approach to social media, we offer her best tweets—from the most savage drags to the sage advice.
1) The time she took fans to church
@iStan4Rihanna_ its fuckin twitter, not the alter! calm down— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 14, 2011
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, is it cool to make this paper?!— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 26, 2014
2) The advice for how to drop it down like nobody’s business
If I toot it leave it tooted up then I drop it, til ya makin faces that look like u wanna tell me stop it! Ima do it til u cant take no mo— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 29, 2011
3) The surrealist memoir
Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!! #Barbados #FOREDAYmorning CROP OVA almost here! #heauxm— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 3, 2013
4) The savage AF clapbacks
I don't know why they been lying, but yo shit is not that inspiring!— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 17, 2013
It's quiet for you and yo dusty ass clapbacks!— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 29, 2013
Baby how you gon' be a King when you acting like a Queen?!— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 3, 2013
Phuck O.utta H.ere B.itch!!! http://t.co/uReGN3PkOM— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 4, 2013
4) The subtweets
And to the ones in da back… I'm blessed to have y'all ridin dis dick— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 27, 2014
Fuck I look like ho? I look like yes and ya look like no— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 6, 2011
5) The self-care advice
Learning how to be selfish…— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 22, 2013
Don't let them change ya, or even rearrange ya!! We've got a life to live! They say only the fittest of the fittest shall survive!— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 25, 2013
Life is a bitch and her pu$$y's wet!— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 30, 2013
Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can't be men.— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 11, 2013
I be getting so hopeful on Fridays!!! Like the ONLY thing that could possibly phuck up my weekend is Monday!— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 31, 2013
When there's no changing the fact that I'm me, and they're well…they're them. pic.twitter.com/RCF4TqxN69— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 6, 2014
5) The relatable #lifegoals
Brought sand to the beach, cause My Beach is better!!! You can keep that beach, cause that beach whatever!!! #haaaa— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 4, 2013
They brought me the cup!!! I love these guys!!! Congratulations!!!! pic.twitter.com/6K9sr56uHt— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2014
I touched the cup, held the cup, kissed the cup, took a selfie wit the cup!!! I meeeaan…… what is YO bucket list looking like bruh?— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2014
List of things nobody got time for:— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 26, 2013
Settling is not an option! Nothing less than 100% loyalty, honesty, and respect!! Love ain't for kidz #butimsleeptho— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 7, 2013
Watch what you say to/about people! Cuz you only wind up dragging your skeletons out your own closet, all wh http://t.co/X5emlJHD— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 8, 2013
Devotion-The competitive game is dangerous…stop comparing yourself or trying to keep up with people you were not created to be— Rihanna (@rihanna) December 11, 2014
I ain't got no type…bad bitches is the only thing that I like— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 18, 2014
6) The cute throwback
When I was 17, I took my first selfie! #RihannaBETAwards pic.twitter.com/7X22DL557N— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 29, 2014
7) The life of the party
Ring up the crew and hit up everyone in your contacts to see what’s going down tonight. In the wise words of Rihanna:
Phuck what happens tonight…— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 3, 2013
Either I was phuck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her pu$$y— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 21, 2013
Alcohol is the devil and I need Chinese food— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 6, 2014
8) The time she roasted Ciara
Rihanna once responded to fellow pop star Ciara when the “Goodies” singer said on E! that Rihanna had been rude to her in person. Big mistake.
“My bad ci,” Rihanna responded. “did I 4get to tip u?”
9) The time she owned CBS
CBS in 2014 decided to pull an NFL ad that featured Rihanna’s “Run This Town.” Then the network tried to use it the next week. She was upset about the back and forth, and the network quietly edited her voice out of the promo. A classic “keep my name out of your mouth” moment.
She tweeted: “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, Fuck you! Y’all are sad for penalizing me for this.”
She was entirely right, by the way. The NFL pulled the ad because in 2009 Chris Brown physically assaulted her. In 2014 the league was buried in domestic violence news about its employees and felt like Rihanna’s music hit too close to home. CBS essentially victim-blamed Rihanna, and she wasn’t here for that nonsense.