Rihanna’s latest Instagram and Twitter pictures have confused fans after they featured a Ganesha pendant necklace.
On February 15th, Rihanna posted an image of herself topless, with only jewellery on display. Captioning the picture with Popcaan’s 2018 song Naked lyrics, she write: “Me hun wan ya wear no lingerie tonight fa me girl.”
Rihanna sported her own Savage X Fenty underwear range. However, that’s not what has fans talking. The singer had a large diamond-studded necklace on, which featured a pendant of Ganesha.
Ganesha is a Hindu God, who is known to be the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles.
Rihanna has worn the Ganesha necklace before
Rihanna has shared previous photos of herself in the Ganesha necklace too. In 2019, she posted an Instagram photo in an outfit she paired with the necklace, which she wore to her goddaughter Majesty’s 5th birthday.
Although she’s been spotted in it before, the necklace both upset and confused fans of the singer.
“Love Rihanna, always will but why is she wearing a figure of Ganesh? Or is she Hindu?” asked one fan
Is Rihanna a Hindu?
Although the necklace has fans asking about her religion, Rihanna is not a Hindu. Instead, she was raised in a Christian household. Her mother, Monica Fenty, is a strong Christian and regularly shares bible verses on social media.
In 2019, Rihanna discussed her views on religion with Interview Magazine:
“The devil just has a way of making you feel like you’re not good enough, and that you’re not worthy of God being close to you. It’s really not the truth, but you wind up feeling like that. My grandmother was the one who started me on this. She gave me a devotion book, a physical one. It was the last thing she gave me before she passed away. It got left on a plane and stolen, so I just said, ‘You know what? Somebody else is going to gain from that.’ And then I bought the same book on my iPhone. The only sad part was that her handwriting was in it, but someone else is going to be blessed with it, so it’s fine.”