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(Yahoo!) - Getting over a breakup is never easy, but a good way to get a fresh new outlook on life is to rock a completely new look. Rihanna appeared to be doing just that as she stepped out on the town in New York on Monday.

The 25-year-old singer was spotted sporting a short platinum blonde bob following her recent break up from on-again, off-again flame Chris Brown. She looked stylish and confident, but the sun-kissed look may only be temporary. The bob was reportedly a wig that she had worn earlier in the day while shooting a commercial for Mac cosmetics, according to the Daily Mail.

RiRi's bodyguards did their best to give the singer some privacy as she made her way through the Big Apple by shielding her with umbrellas, but photographers quickly caught a glimpse of her new style, which also included a long denim coat, black leather pants and a bright red clutch.

The busy star had also been shooting another campaign for U.K. clothing brand River Island earlier that day, tweeting,


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