Rihanna has returned to Instagram after six months away from Toaster filters and her 12 million followers. The singer hadn’t shared any photos on her badgalriri Instagram account since May 3rd, but Sunday she reactivated her account with a bleary-eyed, upside-down photo that sported the caption, “Hellurrr #badgalback.”
Since rejoining Instagram, Rihanna has been fairly active, posting four photos already, although one of the pictures is just a screengrab of a CNN story about Rihanna returning to Instagram. The singer also shared a painting of the singer holding multiple dog leashes, only the dogs have the logos of Vevo and Instagram as heads.
“We briefly disabled the account by mistake and restored it quickly,” an Instagram rep said at the time. But the damage was already done: Rihanna declared she was abandoning the photo service, even though Rolling Stone declared her profile one of the 50 Best Rock-Star Instagram Accounts. ” If Instagram were a game, Rihanna would be winning,” we wrote in October 2013.
Meanwhile, Instagram is just happy to have one of their most popular users back. “Welcome back @rihanna! #RIHunited #badgalback,” the photo service tweeted, sharing a drawing of a stick figure holding hands with the Instagram logo.