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Rihanna hits back at 'body double' claims (+video)

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Rihanna as she appears in her raunchy Armani campaign. Photo / YouTube
Rihanna as she appears in her raunchy Armani campaign. Photo / YouTube

Rihanna has slammed a British tabloid's claim that she used a body double in her latest advert for Armani.

The 24-year-old S&M singer dropped her laundry for an advertising campaign in March, having signed on to be the face and body of the brand's underwear and jeans collection last year.

The most recent advert depicts the underwear-clad star writhing around in her bed as she appears to have a nightmare, before stepping out and putting on some Armani jeans.

But while Rihanna is no stranger to flashing the flesh, close-up shots of the singer's bust and posterior are actually of an Irish model named Jahnassa Aicken, charges The Sun.

According to a 'source', "Jahnassa's torso, body and bum appear in parts of the ad."

The paper also claims that Rihanna's management insisted the model "sign an order banning her from talking about the job," for which she was paid a "modest sum".

Aicken was first spotted by Rihanna's people in a crowd during the filming of her We Found Love music video in Northern Ireland, claims the tab.

Adds the insider: "It's shocking Rihanna wanted one considering she loves posing with no clothes, plus she's in great shape."

An Advertising Standards Authority spokesman was quoted as saying: "If we have complaints consumers have been misled by the use of a body double, we will investigate."

Someone has a complaint alright.

Rihanna, having caught wind of the brewing brouhaha, took to Twitter to slam the newspaper's report.

"Ok @thesunnewspaper, this is the only way I could say this to you!!!" she wrote. "F*** YOU....AND yo baggy a** condom.

"Who is Jahnassa. Does she have a tat on her hand too," she said, adding, "Ok enough of that! I coulda been more clever about it, but I was lazy".

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