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Rihanna’s all-time best tweets, ranked

The highest highs from our outspoken moral compass.

 

Danielle Ransom

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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.

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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

2) The advice for how to drop it down like nobody’s business

3) The surrealist memoir

4) The savage AF clapbacks

4) The subtweets

5) The self-care advice

https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/474795774652334080

5) The relatable #lifegoals

https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/488570883133669376

6) The cute throwback

https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/483224230817832960

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:

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.

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“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.

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