Rihanna showed off a new hairstyle last night (Wed May 23) when she hit the stage during the “American Idol” finale.

After emerging from a laser-light pyramid in a box, Rihanna — rocking what looks like long dreadlock extensions — led a team of dancers through a highly energetic performance of her latest single “Where Have You Been.”

Earlier this week, Rihanna shared a few pictures of her new look with her Twitter followers, telling them she has wanted dreads since she was a teenager, but her mom wouldn’t let her get them. One fan asked her if her hair was heavy, and she said “as Goliath’s balls.”

Watch Rihanna’s “American Idol” performance (and check out the pics) below:

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