rihanna amfar inspiration la 10 29 2014 gi Rihanna channels Olivia Pope during White House visitOlivia Pope better watch her back because Rihanna is gunning for her job. The singer just couldn’t resist turning a V.I.P. tour of the White House (Nov. 10) into a full on “Scandal”-themed photo shoot.

The Barbados native reportedly seized the opportunity to talk with administration officials about possible areas of partnership, such as the President’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. According to the White House’s official website, the initiative promotes opportunities for boys and young men of color.

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After her official business was done, Rihanna got her Gladiator on as she posted a series of pictures on her re-launched Instagram account.

First she stood outside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave on the phone, where she called out to “Scandal” character Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) captioning the photo, “CYRUS!!! LET ME IN!! #DAYATTHEWHITEHOUSE.

“CYRUS!!! LET ME IN!!” #DayAtTheWhiteHouse

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The “Diamonds” singer struck a much sexier pose when pretending to talk to “Scandal” President and Olivia love, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) saying, “Fitz, darling.”

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“Fitz, darling…”

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Once inside it was strictly business for Rihanna taking to the pressroom podium, where she got to show off her best impression of show press secretary Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield). She captioned the photo “#heyAbby.”


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The singer and a group of friends finished out the day with a playful shoutout captioning a group shot, “West Wing Posse!! We wanna be O.P.A. so bad!!! #DayAtTheWhiteHouse.”

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West Wing Posse!! We wanna be O.P.A. so bad!!! #DayAtTheWhiteHouse

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Rihanna’s tribute did not go unnoticed. Washington, herself tweeted at the singer, making sure to include Goldwyn in her playful acknowledgement. See the exchange below:

@kerrywashington: “@rihanna: “Fitz, darling…” http://t.co/zwinBfyrGL” Hey Tony 😃 FYI. #scandal” Now u REALLY have to be nice to me! XO

Rihanna is scheduled to perform at HBO’s Veterans Day Benefit Concert for Valor (Nov. 11) in D.C. along with Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and others.

Posted by:Sarah Huggins