If you’re in the fashion world you know the March Spring Fashion issue is a big deal. And the fact that this is Rihanna’s third VOGUE cover is an even bigger deal. But if you’re looking for more juicy dish on her relationships with Breezy or Drake you’re not going to find it here. Check out a few choice quotes about her rebellious nature, style and talent below:
On Going Against The Grain:
“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me.”
On Her Hair:
“It’s not my hair, but the girl who donated it, she’s the bomb,” says Rihanna. “Black girls never let anyone see this,” she adds, pulling apart the locks at the back of her head to show me the intricate workings of the false hair, which is woven into a net attached to her own. “I have two main hair people I work with. They’re always with me. I’m like, ‘I’m bored! I wanna change my hair!’ That’s the good thing about a weave. You can do whatever with it.”
On Real Vs. Fake Jewels:
“My jewelry’s all fake—from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.”
We also discuss underpinnings—does Rihanna ever wear underwear? I ask her (she isn’t wearing anything under her bodysuit, which is totally backless). “If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra,” she says. “If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”
“Instagram is my way of communicating to the world,” she says. “When I’m on tour, I keep fans in the loop. I don’t really think about it too much. Literally, I can be sitting in a car and be bored, so I do a selfie just because I’m bored. Or if my dog is running around in circles and I think that’s funny, I put it on Instagram.” As for who Rihanna follows on Instagram? “I follow girls from the Middle East. It gives you ideas.”
On Her Talent:
It’s not all down to my voice. There’s people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing. Bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood.”
On Being Spiritual But Free Spirited:
“I have a very firm relationship with God and I believe in Jesus, and I stick to that.” Having said that, Rihanna is no nun. Minutes later she tells me about her latest favorite T-shirt, which is printed with a semi-nude photograph. “Do you wanna hear something messed up?” she asks. “I just found out yesterday that was me!!! That is an old naked picture that they blew up and put. . . .” She dissolves in laughter, unable to finish the story.
Pure comedy… She didn’t even recognize her own body she’s so used to posing with no clothes on.
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Speaking of no bra