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From the beginning of her career, Rihanna has embraced hip-hop artists and fans, and has often crossed over the genre lines to work with the likes of Eminem, Kanye, TI, and mentor Jay-Z. She's also had rumored relationships with modern icons like Drake and J. Cole, but we'll leave those guesses to the tabloids. For now, check out some photos of Rih and some of your favorite rappers.

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Short Versus Long: Rihanna Looks Hotter with what Style of Hair?

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For the MTV VMAs on Thursday, Rihanna appeared with the shortest haircut she's showcased thus far. And as always, she appeared beautiful. Now, the Barbadian singer has had numerous stylistic changes over the years. From donning the long hair, with a more naive getup, to trimming it to short hair, rocking more provocative outfits, RiRi's hairstyle never stayed the same for more than one appearance. What's on XXL's mind, however, is what the masses prefer. Is it her long hair, or her short hair that we all want to see more of? Difficult choice for sure. So, here's a bulky gallery of her hottest photos donning her various hairstyles. Click away, and make sure to vote on the poll below. —XXL Staff (@XXL)

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