Rihanna constantly uses her position to champion great causes. The star will be starring in the latest all-female Oceans 8, alongside an amazing cast including Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchette. In an interview with Refinery29, she revealed why Rihanna wanted her Oceans 8 character to have dreadlocks.

In late 2016, Rihanna was spotted around New York wearing long faux locsand dressing rather 'bohemian'. It quickly became clear that the singer/ actress was in character for a new film role, the tech savvy 'Nine' Ball in Ocean's 8.

Rihanna specifically asked for her character to have this dreadlocks in order to make her appear more diverse and relatable for many young black women.

Rihanna also kept her bajan accent in the movie, with the intention for Nine Ball to "be a Carribean girl who just happens to live in America".

Speaking to Refinery 29 about this hairstyle choice, Rihanna's hair stylist said:

We can always count on Rihanna to ensure that black women are represented in anything she lays her hands on.

Check out the trailer for the newly-released film below!