Rihanna is going long for 2013.

After rocking a close-cropped pixie cut -- and then curly bombshell locks -- for several months, the "Diamonds" singer, 24, emerged with a brand-new hair look in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 7 -- sporting straight, long, light-brown hair.

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The ever-evolving, chart-topping singer hasn't yet commented via Twitter about her latest look, but offered some inspiration to her nearly 28 million followers with an Instagram pic.

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"Don't forget who you are," said the superstar, spotted at a Christmas Day basketball game with on-again beau Chris Brown. In the pic, a young woman -- her eyes concealed by messy, side-swept hair -- dons a crown. "I'm not a princess, I don't need saving," text across the shot reads. "I'm a queen, I got this s*** handled."

In the past, Rihanna has rocked a huge array of styles, from a jet-black bob to an bright-orange afro. Rihanna went short in September with the help of longtime hairstylist Ursula Stephen. "She was ready for her short hair again!" Stephen told Us.

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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Rihanna Debuts Long, Light-Brown New Hairdo: Picture