Two of the photos feature close-ups of the 21-year-old singer’s face, while others feature a person resembling the star in various states of undress. The photos all appear to be self-shot. One of the snaps features the message ‘I love you Robyn’ scrawled on a mirror – the singer’s birth name is Robyn Fenty.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, the legal team at Rihanna’s record label have reportedly sent a letter to a website demanding that the ‘unauthorized photos purported to be…Rihanna’ be removed as they are in violation of ‘the Artist’s rights’. The singer nor her label have confirmed or denied that the photos are indeed of Rihanna.
The scandal emerges at a time when Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown is facing assault charges over an alleged attack on the singer in Los Angeles in February.