is no cookie-cutter R&B diva. When she released her first album, Music of the Sun
, her record label decked her out in long wavy extensions and frilly outfits. "At the time I was, like, 'OK, I'll do whatever you want me to do.' But I love doing edgier things," she told In Style
. "So I had to grow up and figure myself out." Three years later, the Barbadian songstress is a 20-year-old trendsetter
nails, spiky locks
and a love of experimentationup to a point. "I let hairstylists and makeup artists try anything, but I'll say 'I'm not too sure if I like this' if I need to," she has said. "Because at the end of the day, my face is what's out there, so I have to make sure it's right." No worries, RiRiit's right!
"I'll never have my hair long and light brown again," the trendsetting star has said of this look. "It was too generic."VIDEO:
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