So Rihanna took to the Barbados carnival scene with aplomb, partying through to the early hours of Saturday morning in the island's capital Bridgetown.
And the 25-year-old singer looked typically striking in a nearly sheer white monokini, decorated with sparkling metallic panels.
Party hard: Rihanna sported a typically revealing costume, distinctive sunglasses and a veil for carnival season in her native Barbados at a party on Saturday
Party girl: Rihanna gave some love to all the locals as she danced away in the raunchy get-up
Centre of attention: Rihanna jumped around in her sheer silver leotard as thousands headed to the island's capital, Bridgetown
Green face paint, blue and silver sunglasses, practical baseball boots and a white veil over her new short curly hairdo completed the look.
The star clutched a drink in one hand as she grinded behind several other partygoers at The Foreday Morning Jam party.
At one point, she also showed off the backless detail of her ensemble, getting down on all fours for some kind of breakdance move.
Down on all fours: Rihanna showed off her backless detail on her white and silver sheer leotard as she engaged in a floor dance on the street at The Foreday Morning Jam party