But Rihanna got a bit of a shock when she returned to her hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning and found a picture of herself merged with the late Princess Diana on the cover of a magazine.
Taking a picture of the controversial article which claims she is the new Princess Diana, the 24-year-old tweeted: ‘When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana's on the cover of The Sunday Times.... I mean...… #extraordinaRIHbehavior.’
Surprise: Rihanna tweets picture of her face stitched onto Princess Diana's for the Sunday Times Magazine early on Sunday morning
‘My lil Bajan behind, never thought these many people would even know my name, now it's next to Princess Diana's on the front of a newspaper!
‘Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be #yourejealous :)’
The article, which appeared in The Sunday Times magazine, by leading feminist writer Camille Paglia argues the pair share a ‘ravishingly seductive flirtation’ with the press.
The American author and lecturer, said the late Diana and the 24-year-old Bajan superstar were both adept at using every photo opportunity to convey ‘allure, defiance or revenge.’
She argues that the messages are drawn from the pair’s turbulent romantic life, then targets their respective partners Prince Charles and Chris Brown.
A leading feminist writer has claimed that Rihanna is the new Princess Diana in a highly controversial article which argues the pair share a ‘ravishingly seductive flirtation’ with the press
She said: 'Not since Diana rocketed from a shy, plump kindergarten aide to a lean, mean fashion machine has there been such a ravishingly seductive flirtation with the world press.'
Ms Paglia, who has in past essays accused Taylor Swift and Katy Perry of killing feminism with their 'insipid, bleached-out personas', compared an iconic 'stage-managed' image of a lonely Diana at the Taj Mahal after the breakdown of her marriage with a shot of Rihanna on her balcony in Barbados, in turmoil over her relationship with Chris Brown.
She argues that the messages are drawn from the pair¿s turbulent romantic life, the targets their respective partners Prince Charles and Chris Brown (pictured here with Rihanna at the Grammy awards)
Camille Paglia, an American author and lecturer, said the late Diana and the 24 year old Bajan superstar were both adept at using every photo opportunity to convey 'allure, defiance or revenge'
Rihanna was raised in a bungalow in Barbados, and witnessed her father battle a crack cocaine addiction and abuse her mother.
Diana Frances Spencer, was born on July 1, 1961, at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk - the youngest daughter of the then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. Her parents divorced when she was six.
Ms Paglia said Rihanna's self-released shots - many of which were published to millions of fans on her Twitter feed - have a 'genuinely artistic atmospheric eroticism' the like of which has 'not been seen in decades.'
She used a shot of Rihanna completely naked from the waist down lolling in front of a fireplace smoking and drinking, and with a fur blanket slung over her head as an example of her 'impressive visual archive'.
Ms Paglia said some of Rihanna's more candid shots were reminiscent of the work of Kathy Keeton - a South African ballet dancer who once edited Viva and whose fashion editor was Anna Wintour.
She said the fireplace photos evoked European art films which featured enchantresses Jeanne Moreau and Delphine Seyrig.
Diana in front of the Taj Mahal, during a Royal tour of India in 1992. Ms Paglia has compared the 'stage managed' image of Diana looking lonely and wistful, with shot of Rihanna on her balcony in Barbados
Rihanna was pictured on her balcony in Barbados over Christmas while in turmoil over her relationship with Chris Brown
She said both women were the victims of a 'festering love triangle' - Rihanna, between her Brown and his one time girlfriend Karrueche Tran - and Diana with Prince Charles and Camilla, now his second wife
Rihanna reconciled with partner Chris Brown in 2012, while he was still on probation for attacking her in 2009.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna described Chris as the 'love of my life' and opened up about her complicated feelings for the man who was convicted of assaulting her at a pre Grammy's party.
She revealed she had forgiven him for the brutal attack and felt she was the only one who could help him.
Ms Paglia said Rihanna's self-released shots - many of which were published to millions of fans on her Twitter feed - have a 'genuinely artistic atmospheric eroticism' the like of which has 'not been seen in decades'
'It looked like hate because it was ugly, it was angry, it was inflamed, it was tainted and I realised that what it was. I had to forgive him because I cared about him still. And the minute I let go of that, I started living again.'
Despite her apparent shock at the article, Rihanna was seen leaving her hotel on Sunday evening in high spirits.
Not concerned: Despite her initial surprise Rihanna was seen leaving her hotel later on Sunday
Her evening out didn't come without drama, Rihanna suffered a cut to her knee after being 'assaulted' by the stranger outside the exclusive nightspot who screamed at her about her relationship with Chris Brown.
According to eye-witnesses, the injury came after a the unidentified fan threw a bottle of Lucozade at the singer, before flinging a stream of insults about her on-off boyfriend Chris Brown.