She found worldwide fame with her hit 2007 song Under My Umbrella.
And Rihanna alluded to the catchy tune when she stepped out in the rain on Monday.
The 25-year-old singer was seen carrying a giant black umbrella as she walked the city streets of New York wearing an unusual basketball jersey dress.
The Barbadian songstress displayed her toned legs in the dress, which from the front looked like a top but sported a knee-length train on the back.
In keeping with the sporty theme, Rihanna paired the dress with black-and-red high top trainers and accessorised with a large brown shoulder bag.
She wore her dark hair in a short styled ‘do and complemented her dress with crimson lips.
Fighting fit: The Barbadian songstress displayed her toned legs in the dress, which from the front looked like a top but sported a knee-length train on the back
But it was the large umbrella that stole the show as she walked along the city streets alone.
Her song Umbrella, featuring rapper Jay-Z, won numerous awards and was listed at 412 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.
The tune, which was off Rihanna’s third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad, remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.
RiRi the athlete: In keeping with the sporty theme, Rihanna paired the dress with black and red high top trainers and accessorise with a large brown shoulder bag
The Diamonds hitmaker arrived in the Big Apple on Monday after catching a red-eye flight.
And she was clearly content to have switched coasts, tweeting upon her arrival: ‘She. x NY state of mind.’
The Battleship actress is next scheduled to take her Diamonds World Tour to the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on September 13.
Rihanna also just reached 4 billion views on YouTube, making her the most viewed artist ever.