Rihanna is the second celebrity threatened by Instagram over the content of photos.
Instagram was launched in 2010 as an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service by entrepreneurs Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It’s exploded in popularity and has more than 100 million users.
Scores of celebrities from Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians use the service to promote themselves and keep in touch with fans.
Rihanna’s sexuality is over the top and so are many of her Instagram photos. But for the first time this week, she posed full-frontal topless photos from recent magazine shoots.
The photos, tasteful artistic shots, appear in the Brazilian edition of Vogue magazine and French fashion magazine Lui. But Instagram declared them over the line.
She was forced to remove her nude photos after the social media site threatened to shut down her account.
Madonna also was slapped last year after photos she posted violated the site’s guidelines on nudity.
Rihanna took down the photos and posted them instead on Twitter. So far Twitter hasn’t reacted.
The photos are a bit too racy for this site, but you can click here to see them on EssCurve.