We might need to add another big name to our Awesome Celebrity Metalheads gallery! Pop star Rihanna has shown nods to metal culture in the past, but earlier this week we got a little closer to confirmation of her metal fandom with an anecdote shared by fashion editor Tim Blanks.

Blanks, who oversees Business of Fashion, posted an Instagram story of himself with Rihanna, sharing with fans, "The first time I met Rihanna, she told me her favourite band was Slipknot. SHE's launching her fabulous collection in Paris, but where are THEY now? #rihanna," wrote Blanks.

It isn't clear if Blanks is just being snarky for the fun of it or is truly unaware that one of metal's top acts is preparing to unleash one of the music industry's biggest albums of the summer, but the conversation seems to add Rihanna to the list of pop stars with broader musical tastes like Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Post Malone.

According to Metal Injection, Rihanna previously hired a death metal logo designer to help her create a specific background look for her 2017 MTV Video Music Awards performance. She also been spotted on occasion wearing metal band clothing.

Rihanna is currently promoting a new clothing line with Fenty. Get a closer look at the Fenty line here. See more celebrity metalheads below.

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