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Rihanna jumps with Zulu International for Crop-Over 2013

Oooooh it was killing us to keep this a secret but now the whole world knows 🙂 …so we can finally be out with it!

Bajan superstar Rihanna jumped with newcomer (and Islandista collaborator) Zulu International on the road today for Kadooment Day, the climax of Barbados’ Crop-Over festival.

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Rihanna threw in a wink-wink reference to the hit tune Condense by Bajan YouTube stars Porgie and Murda
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Bigging up Zulu International in her all white errthang costume.
If this doesn't look like an ad for Crop-Over... blue skies and gorgeous Zulu costume! Y'all know you wish you were here!
If this doesn’t look like an ad for Crop-Over… blue skies and gorgeous Zulu costume! Y’all know you wish you were here!

With her new curly short do, she looked great in the all-white Legend costume which was featured in the Play Mas spread in our Summer 2013 edition.

Rihanna's costume was one of the Zulu designs featured in the Summer 2013 edition of Islandista magazine.
Rihanna’s costume was featured in the Summer 2013 edition of Islandista magazine.

Excitingly for the brand new band, she’s been posting tons of photos on Instagram from her jump with them and hailing them up on Twitter.

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Zulu’s director and designer, the incredibly talented Lauren Austin definitely deserves this as the cap on an excellent Crop-Over season. Her designs definitely took mas in Bim to a higher level this year and Zulu’s organisation and vibes on the road today was fantastic. Lauren and her team definitely won Crop-Over 2013.

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