By BIANCA CARNEIRO
Maybe all she needs is a little sun to get over her recent heart break.
Rihanna is staying in a luxury beach front villa in Barbados with her best friend, Melissa Forde, for a much needed vacation after her split from on-again-off-again boyfriend Chris Brown.
The Umbrella singer was spotted Tuesday at the resort -- not the $21million Sandy Lane estate as had been previously reported -- walking around her cosy pad in a tiny green and gold string bikini while her best friend Melissa strutted around in a red two-piece.
Rihanna, who was raised on the small Caribbean island before coming to the United States as a teen to launch her music career, arrived in Barbados late on Tuesday, tweeting a picture of her bed on her plane ride over.
The 24-year-old songstress took a quick flight after her performance on the finale of The Voice USA, where she sang her latest hit, Diamonds, wearing a Swarovski embroidered tuxedo jumpsuit by Lanvin.
She also tweeted a photo of herself on Tuesday with a new tattoo of a marijuana leaf on her backside, with the caption '#thuglife', and another of herself covering her face with a cap and coat.
'Either way, you're fuct!' the picture read, referring to the brand label on her clothes.
The Diamonds singer - who just splashed out $12 million on a new home in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles - will join a raft of celebrities who traditionally decamp to the island, including X Factor supremo Simon Cowell, Top Shop billionaire Sir Philip Green, as well as a host of music executives.
The 24-year-old singer, who has a net worth of $72 million, always returns to her native Barbados for Christmas, and was reported to be joined by Chris Brown before their very public split this week.