Rihanna Was INSPIRED By Josephine Baker For Her Jaw Dropping CFDA Fashion Awards Gown + Jhene Aiko Goes Straight WESTSIDE On Twitter Critics Over Summer Jam Performance
Today would have been the late Josephine Baker’s 108th birthday and in honor of the world-renowned singer/dancer/actress, Rihanna paid tribute to Ms. Baker with her CDFA Fashion Awards gown. Meanwhile, Jhene Aiko went straight “westside” on Twitter trolls who trashed her performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam. Get all the deets inside…
Rihanna literally shut down the carpet last night at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in NYC’s Lincoln Center to accept her Fashion Icon Award.
Inspired by the late Josephine Baker, the Fashion Icon dazzled in a custom hand-embellished Adam Selman fishnet dress (wearing only a thong underneath) with matching headscarf and gloves made up of 216,000 Swarovski crystals.
The Bajan beauty paid tribute to the legendary dancer, who was famously known for her exotic attire, with her ensemble and no one else could possibly pull this off such as Rih.
Rihanna took to her Twitter to pay her respects with a birthday message to the late dancer tweeting:
Happy birthday to the late Josephine Baker! You have and will continue to inspire us women for decades to come! pic.twitter.com/VVizGnvoen
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 3, 2014
And in case you missed Rih’s jaw-dropping gown in motion check it below:
Happy Birthday to the fabulous Josephine Baker.
Some fans weren’t pleased with Jhene Aiko’s Hot 97 Summer Jam performance and they didn’t hold anything back going in on the singer via Twitter. Apparently, Jhene was a little loose off the juice (possibly) and went ape sh*t on her Twitter critics.
In a handful of tweets, “The Worst” singer sent a nice “FU” message to all the haters and made it clear that she is NOT the one to be effed with.
Peep the tweets:
See her Summer Jam performance below:
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Photos/Video: Getty/Rihanna’s Twitter/Jhene Aiko’s Twitter/Bader TV/HeatKings