Rihanna is pushing back against traditional views of how a woman should display her body, and iconic '90s girl group TLC is not having it.
Members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas appeared on Australia's Channel 7 show "Sunrise" on Friday, June 6, and expressed their thoughts about the pop star.
"Every time I see you, you don't have to be naked," T-Boz said.
The slam comes just after Rihanna made waves by showing up to receive her Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Awards in a glittery sheer dress. In May, she also posed confidently nude for Lui magazine and shared images from the shoot via her since deleted Instagram account.
“If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra," Rihanna told Vogue in February about her fashion philosophy.
"It's hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, 'Oh, TLC must be jealous,'" T-Boz said in the Sunrise interview. "But I call a spade a spade."
"We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on, and that says a lot," Chilli added.
Rihanna made her view of the group's criticism clear when, in response, she changed her Twitter background to a topless picture of TLC and issued a sublime collection of subtweets:
When there's no changing the fact that I'm me, and they're well...they're them. pic.twitter.com/RCF4TqxN69