In the post-@badgalriri world, nipples and breasts have swiftly become mainstays in popular discussion. Case in point: Bruce Willis' daughter Scout is romping through Manhattan sans shirt in protest of Instagram's topless-women policy. Thought pieces surrounding the image-sharing platform's strict rule have cropped up left and right. Meanwhile, Rihanna remains indifferent and chooses to stand in solidarity with nipple-revealers everywhere.
She has no need to free her nips, since they've been free all along. Instead, she serves as a beacon of empowerment — a diamond in the rough ("the rough" being dress codes and nudity policies).