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Rihanna calls Princess Diana 'gangsta'

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Another week in idiot world, another glorious soundbite from reliable Rihanna. This time she was talking about the late Princess of Wales, claiming the ill-fated royal was "gangsta". Not in her lifestyle you understand, not even Rihanna would suggest that Diana raised Wills and Harry in the 'hood while running meth for some corner boys. Rihanna was talking fashion.

"You know who is the best who ever did it?" she asked 4Music. No we don't, do tell. "Princess Diana. She was like - she killed it. Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore!"

Which suggests Rihanna hasn't really researched the frumpy early Diana look, particularly that misguided translucent skirt she wore for the first pics with her homeboy Prince Charles (or Chuckie W, as the Berkshire posse know him). And in fact the later Diana look was more of a Sloaney-Eurotrash hybrid than genuinely innovative fashionista. Still, who ever expects accurate insights from Rihanna? Maybe she just identifies with a woman who spent too long with the wrong man.

Diana revisionism aside, Rihanna also had a fun time in Thailand posing with a couple of slow lorises. She posted a snap on Instagram with the arresting caption "Look who was talkin dirty to me." Unfortunately the loris is an endangered species and the creatures' keepers could face four years in prison and an £800 fine for letting them crawl all over a pop star. Oops.

Still, we can never be narked at Rihanna for too long. She performed a valuable service recently by winning a legal battle against tax-dodging High Street fashion emporium Top Shop who were selling T-shirts with her image, without her permission. The judge suggested that the shop was "passing off" the T-shirt as official merchandise.

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