Rihanna is snubbing critics who have taken aim at her over-the-top sexy image in recent weeks, by giving fans a saucy spectacular at her live shows.
The defiant R&B star launched her "Loud" tour in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday night and showed fans she's not about to tone down her act as a result of criticisms of her videos and awards show performances.
Rihanna has been attacked by parents groups for sexing up the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last month with Britney Spears, while her video for "S&M" has caused a storm of controversy for its twisted sexual imagery.
But the singer isn't about to let the fuss get to her - on Saturday night, she ripped off a trench coat she wore for the opening number, "Only Girl (In the World)," to reveal a stunning day-glo bikini.
She also thrilled fans when she strutted around the stage during a cover of Prince's "Darling Nikki," pretending to spank her dancers and she donned a tight-fitting white bondage costume and handcuffs for what appeared to be an orgy-inspired rendition of S&M with a group of nearly naked male dancers.