Rehab for Rihanna? Singer snapped blazing blunt
Rihanna has been spotted smoking a dubious "cigarette" while relaxing in Hawaii. Is it time for RiRi to check into rehab?
Rihanna's been suspiciously well-behaved lately, so it was about time the diva did something scandalous.
How does "Photographed Smoking Marijuana in Public" measure on the bad girl meter stick?
RiRi, who's known for her fondness for sex shops, skimpy bikinis and partying, has been spotted smoking a suspicious-looking cigarette while on vacation in the tropics. Photographs have surfaced online of the pop singer "allegedly" smoking the sticky icky icky while lounging in Hawaii.
All tuckered out from a jam-packed 2011, during which she released an album and toured the world, Rihanna is settling down on the Big Island to enjoy the finer things in life.
You know, great beaches, great scenery and, depending on who you ask, great marijuana.
Now we aren't making any assumptions, but "The Singer Formerly Known as Robyn Fenty" certainly looked mighty relaxed taking a puff of her smoke in the assortment of snaps making the rounds on the blogosphere.
And if her Twitter feed is any indication, Rihanna doesn't exactly deny that she's indulging something more sinister than a simple Marlboro in the images in question.
"Kush rolled, glass full… I prefer the better things!" she wrote on her feed over the weekend, quoting lyrics from ex-beau Drake's hit single "Up All Night."
Translation for those who don't speak druggie: "Kush" is slang for cannabis.
For those worried Ri is headed to jail, fret not. According to Hawaiian drug laws, when it comes to marijuana, if you got it, you can smoke it.
In 2008, a ballot was passed on the island that made smoking a blunt the lowest priority for law enforcement. The statute states that anyone over the age of 21 can possess up to 24 plants or 24 ounces of marijuana on private property.
Possession of less than one ounce of pot on public property is classed as a misdemeanor, punishable with a $1,000 fine and/or up to 30 days in jail. One ounce or more can result up to a $2,000 fine and up to one year in prison.
The Barbadian is only too familiar with controversy. Last year, Rihanna was tossed off the set of her "We Found Love" video by an Irish farmer who disapproved of her skimpy attire. The "disgraceful" promo went on to be banned in France.
It isn't uncommon for the 23-year-old singer to be photographed nursing a drink. But the marijuana firestorm is a slightly larger drama for the "Rude Boy" wild child, whose friends are reportedly urging her to enter rehab.
"Rihanna has gone off the deep end. She has been burning the candle at both ends for nearly a year now and she's on the verge of collapse," an informant tattled on the pages of the Jan. 16 issue of the National Enquirer.
Those in-the-know suspect Rihanna's lingering feelings for her bruising ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, may be at the root of her recent misbehavior.
We hear the devastated islander headed to Hawaii for a little rest and relaxation after learning that Chris -- who was convicted of assaulting her in 2009 -- has gotten a tattoo of his new girlfriend etched on his bicep. Chris is said to be so taken with Vietnamese model Karrueche Tran that he had an inking of the beauty's face placed on his left arm.
Celebrity pals, including bestie Katy Perry, have reportedly encouraged Rihanna to seek help -- to no avail.
"Her friends and family have been warning her that if she doesn't seek help, she'll wind up dead like Amy Winehouse…"