Ri­hanna has been jack­ing Michael Jack­son’s moves and (moon)walk­ing in the late icon’s fash­ion foot­steps

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She’s bad! Ri­hanna seems to have raided the King of Pop’s closet

When Ri­hanna re­ceives the Michael Jack­son Video Van­guard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Mu­sic Awards (Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. on MTV), it’ll be all too apt. Not only is Riri a su­per­fan of the late King of Pop (“I was so starstruck, I was speech­less,” she says of meet­ing Michael in Ja­pan in 2006), she also sam­pled his clas­sic song “Wanna Be Startin’ Some­thin’” on her hit “Please Don’t Stop the Mu­sic” and has drawn ob­vi­ous in­spi­ra­tion from his sense of style. Be­hold the ev­i­dence that Ri­hanna is a Michael Jack­son im­per­son­ator!

“Sesame Street fired sev­eral of their long­time cast mem­bers. These lay­offs were brought to you by the let­ters F and U.”

TEAM PLAY­ERS Ri­hanna’s var­sity jacket could be a hand-me-down from Michael’s “Thriller” era.

Com­ing in handy!

BANDED TO­GETHER They’re with the band! Ri­hanna takes her march­ing or­ders from Michael in this band­leader jacket. GRAB BAG How about a hand for the way Ri­hanna snatches one of Michael’s sig­na­ture stage moves by grab­bing her crotch in con­cert. PJ CHIC Mich

RED ALERT Ri­hanna bor­rows from “Beat It” in a zip­pered red leather jacket like Michael’s. CHECK OUT

TIE GAME A tuxedo-clad Ri­hanna’s sassy stance re­calls Michael’s sim­i­lar swag­ger on the cover of Off the Wall.

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