Rihanna Addresses Weight Gain, Flaunts Hot Bikini Body

Samantha Chang

Rihanna fans love the Barbados-born beauty no matter what her weight or size, and so does she. Rihanna, who was trolled over her recent weight gain, said she embraces her bikini body whether she's skinny or thick.

"You've just got to laugh at yourself, honestly," Rihanna told Vogue. "I mean, I know when I'm having a fat day and when I've lost weight. I accept all of the bodies."

Unlike many women who beat themselves up when they've gained weight, RiRi is confident at any size.

"I'm not built like a Victoria's Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie," the Grammy winner said.

That self-acceptance is one of the many reasons why her fans love Rihanna so much. While the brunette beauty is hailed for her edgy, body-conscious fashion style, she also likes to kick back in sweatpants with no makeup.

A few years ago, Rihanna was an exercise fanatic who got very thin, partly due to overwork. Now that's she's 30, the singer makes more of an effort to enjoy her personal life and relax. She said letting go of her workaholic tendencies has made her happier and more balanced.

"Even mentally, just to be away from my phone, to be in the moment, that has been key for my growth," she said. "Now, when I come to work, I'm all in. Because before you know it, the years will go by. I'm glad I'm taking the time. I'm happy."

In fact, her weight gain spawned the popular Twitter hashtag #ThickRihanna, with fans posting their favorite photos of Rihanna rocking her curvier physique.

Of course, Rihanna had a smoking-hot bikini body back in 2014 and 2015, when she was slimmer and more toned. No matter what her size, she always turns heads.

"When you realize who you live for, and who's important to please, a lot of people will actually start living," RiRi said. "I am never going to get caught up in that. I'm going to look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me."