Rihanna: Bikini-Clad in Barbados for the Holidays

While most of the U.S. was covered in snow, Rihanna spent her Christmas in the sun. After a non-stop year of touring, the “Diamonds” singer traveled back home to Barbados for a week of R&R.

The bikini-clad babe basked on the sunny shores with her BFF Melissa Forde and younger brother Rajad. With a drink in hand, the island gal splashed in the sea as fans and paparazzi surrounded her. But she didn’t let that stop her from having a good time. She happily posed for pictures (flipping off the paps at one point), rode a jet ski, and enjoyed her favorite past time, smoking.

“Love my Caribbean,” tweeted RiRi.

She will ring in 2014 by hosting New Year’s Eve at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in New York. “NEW YEARS EVE is going to be all yours this year NEW YORK CITY!!!” said RiRi. “Come dressed to kill!!!! Be on your flyest behavior!!”

See more pics of the Barbados beauty on the beach.

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