*AOL’s Popeater is reporting that Rihanna is confirming naked photos of her that surfaced on the web in 2009 – thanks to an inquisitive tweet from a stan.

Although it was pretty obvious that it was RiRi in the photos, the singer never confirmed it — until now.

Yesterday, the Rihanna fanatic, who goes by @PinaRihanna, tweeted to her idol, “Heeey boo! What is thiss?” and linked to the sultry photo. Despite the fact @PinaRihanna sends tweets to Rihanna on an almost hourly basis, this one caught the pop star’s attention, prompting a reply.

“That would be… ME,” Rihanna confirmed, adding, “when I was skinny!”

Click here for the photos.

Since that reply, @PinaRihanna has since tweeted back at Rihanna 3,764 times…and counting.