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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Rihanna to Sue Topshop, Flaunts Slim Figure in Animal-Print Jumpsuit

jumper 5Earlier this week, Rihanna debuted her gray locks to mixed reviews. Not one to back down, the singer stepped out in a red and black, animal-print, cut-out jumpsuit. It’s a mouthful.

Meanwhile, Rihanna and her team are considering suing British retailer Topshop for using her image without permission.

jumper 1Last evening on the streets of London after leaving the Roberto Cavallli store, the “Rude Boy” singer managed to be fully covered up and still ooze sex appeal in the Opening Ceremony jumpsuit that she paired with red and black Adidas Original X.

Hollywoodlife.com couldn’t bring themselves to hate the look:

“We’re going to be totally honest and upfront with you here: we kinda love this catsuit. It’s crazy, it’s hot, it shows off every inch of Rihanna’s body and most importantly, it’s original. Who else would wear this and look so good? The one-piece features a bra top with a halter strap and a cutout at the waist. It shows off Rihanna’s cleavage and tattoos and it looks great with her new gray hair, too.”

It’s definitely a look only Rihanna can pull off.

While stepping out like every day is a fashion show is easy for the 25-year old pop star, British retailer Topshop may sour her taste toward the fashion industry.

According to the BBC, Rihanna’s lawyers said:

“In 2012, Topshop sold a T-shirt displaying a clearly recognizable image of Rihanna taken when she was on a video shoot. She was wearing her makeup and hairdo for the video shoot, and very similar images of her appeared on her CD inlay (for the album Talk that Talk.) A substantial number of people buying, or even seeing, those T-shirts would think they are approved or somehow connected with Rihanna, when, in fact, they were not approved of or connected with her at all.”

Geoffrey Hobbs, QC for Topshop, was ready for battle. Hobbs argued that the retailer followed protocol when they purchased a license to use the image from the photographer who took it.

A hearing on the case was held on Friday with more details to follow.

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