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Rihanna's Instagram Account Has Mysteriously Disappeared


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Then, Monday morning, after changing her avi to a drawing of her impeccable bantu knot, she disappeared.

It's unclear whether Rihanna deleted her account, or if it was taken down by Instagram.


"We don't know what happened but have been looking into it," a rep for Rihanna said in an email. An email to Instagram was not immediately returned.


But there's hope: Artist Richard Prince was banned from Instagram in March for posting a nude photo of Brooke Shields, but his account was later reinstated.

Another artist, Petra Collins, got banned last year, for posting a picture of a hairy bikini line. She's started a new account.

UPDATE — May 5, 11:10 a.m. ET: Rihanna's Instagram account has been reinstated.


UPDATE — May 5, 12:50 p.m. ET: Rihanna's account was taken down by mistake.

"This account was mistakenly caught in one of our automated systems and very briefly disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience," an Instagram spokesperson said in an email.

UPDATE — May 5, 5:47 p.m. ET: Rihanna's account has disappeared once again, and this time it doesn't appear to be Instagram's fault.

Via Instagram: @badgalriri

"I can confirm that we have not deleted the account subsequently,” an unnamed rep told MTV. Rihanna is over it? #FreeRihanna.