Archive: Rihanna

Sneak Peek: Rihanna’s April 2013 ELLE Cover Shoot

 

ELLE UK writes: We know you can’t wait to see our April Rihanna cover, so to treat you, here is an exclusive first look at one of Rihanna’s pictures for ELLE.Photographer Mariano Vivanco captured the star – renowned for her super sexy beauty – at a studio in Paris as she posed in a series of monochrome outfits.

 

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Rihanna on Chris Brown: ‘We Know Exactly What We Have Now’

For the first time, Rihanna has really opened up about her on-again relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, and how despite what anyone thinks, she’s going to do what she wants. She claims Chris will never hurt her again, and if she sees any of his old behavior coming out again, then she knows when to leave.

Rihanna has opened up like never before about getting back together with her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, and what it means for her public image. “I decided it was more important for me to be happy,” she tells the new issue of Rolling Stone. “I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

The couple’s public reconciliation comes less than four years since Brown assaulted Rihanna the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. “When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna says. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

And Rihanna says that if Brown were ever to display a hint of his past behavior towards her, she is ready to walk. “He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again,” she says. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”

I think it’s pretty messed up that she’s back with him. You just don’t want to put yourself in that kind of situation, I think everyone can agree on that. I hope it never gets to a violent point again, but you have to think that it will.

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Rihanna celebrates her past 7 albums with 7 Complex covers!

Rihanna covers the February issue of Complex magazine, and to celebrate the event, they shot seven covers to represent her seven albums. Her latest album, ‘Unapologetic’ is represented by the Complex cover above.

In the interview, Rihanna opens up about her obsession with Instagram, about her ‘Unapologetic’ album, and her duet with Chris Brown.

Here are some clips from the interview:

On her obsession with Instagram: “Get a good light. Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day. If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce. It’s narcissistic, but whatever–everyone does it. I’m capturing personality… Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.”

On media perception: “People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time it’s wrong.”

On being part of Team Breezy: “We don’t start the trouble, but that’s how we’re defending ourselves–by saying some slick sh-t. That’s how I’ve always been. I was so rude when I was a little girl. I got my ass beat by my mother for that. Most of the time it was because of my mouth.”

On why she is Unapologetic: “When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic. I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded. I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, ‘F**k it.’ What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll hate me? They’ve done that before.”

On her & Brown’s duet, “Nobodies Business”: “It’s nobody’s business,” she says flatly. [Journo repeats his inquiry.] Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. “Pardon me?” she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised. Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat. “It’s the truth. Remember? You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.”

What do you think of these covers? Which one’s your fav?


Nude by Rhianna Fragrance Launch.

Rihanna debuted her new fragrance Nude by Rihanna, her third fragrance, on Saturday (December 1) in Century City, Calif. Rihanna hosted the launch event at Macy’s Westfield, also taking time to greet fans who came out to buy a bottle!

“When creating my first scent, Reb’l Fleur, I wanted it to be a really strong scent – daring and bold. I have gotten more personal with Nude,” Rihanna recently shared with Women’s Wear Daily.

 

Nude by Rihanna Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz
Rihanna unleashes her inhibitions with the scents prominent top notes which give fans a glimpse into her native Barbados with layers of Guava Nectar, Mandarin and Pear. The center of the fragrance opens into a sultry softness with a blend of Orange Blossom, Gardenia Petals and Velvet Jasmine Sambac. The seductive, milky gourmand base weaves together Sandalwood and Second-skin Musk, with the fresh and feminine hints of Vanilla Orchid, rounding out a fragrance that is at once daring, yet accessible.

$59