Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is learning the harsh reality of having an Instagram account after being forced to remove topless photos in cooperation of the social network’s policy.

Despite having to take the images down, RiRi came up with a back-up plan.

Rihanna posted topless snaps Tuesday from her photo shoot with Lui, a French skin mag — and within an hour IG yanked ’em down … because they violated rules against nudity. Our Instagram sources tell us Rihanna got an email that basically warned her … keep your clothes on or risk having your account permanently shut down. But like a bikini trying to contain her boobs — IG couldn’t stop RiRi … and she just posted the banned nudes on Twitter instead. (TMZ)

The NSFW photo started making its rounds across the ‘net Tuesday (April 29).

Rihanna is taking it all off. The sexy superstar strips down for the cover of French adult entertainment magazine Lui. Wearing a bucket hat and braids, she kicks back in a chair with her breasts completely exposed for the provocative shoot, which was modeled after a 1972 cover of the magazine. The rest of the photos, shot in the Hollywood Hills by famed photographer Mario Sorrenti, are even more racy. A panty-less RiRi pokes her booty in the air and lies by the pool wearing only a pair of mint heels, with her tan line prominently showing. (Rap-Up)

Earlier this month, pictures of RiRi only wearing a bikini top and nothing else sprouted online.

These are the Rihanna photos you’ve been waiting for your whole life — down on all fours and bottomless. BOOM GOES THE INTERNET!!! RiRi was posing for pics in the Hollywood Hills yesterday as part of a photo shoot for a French magazine … wearing some kind of bikini top and nothing else. To make it even hotter, there was even a guy whose job it was to pour water down her back. (TMZ)