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Twitter Can't Believe Rihanna Invented Punk In Latest Photo Shoot

05/03/2017 12:27 AM AEDT | Updated 05/03/2017 5:04 AM AEDT
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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03: Singer Rihanna attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Rihanna has had a big week: Harvard University named her its Humanitarian of the Year, and her latest photo shoot, for Paper magazine, has inspired many awed words of praise over Twitter.

Can you believe Rihanna invented punk? 

It was a popular sentiment

Stylist Shannon Stokes, who worked alongside Farren Fucci for the shoot that took place in New York last month, said her team took inspiration from the singer’s “budding acting career” ― she’s set to appear with Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway in the all-female “Ocean’s Eight.” The resulting imagery casts her “as a high fashion clerk in a bodega of the future.”

For those keeping track at home, Rihanna has also invented the practice of grocery shopping.

Rihanna discussed her philosophy of charity while speaking at Harvard. The singer helped set up a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine and funds a scholarship program to help Caribbean students attending U.S. schools.

“All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return,” Rihanna said. 

She just keeps giving.

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