Mon 14 Jan 2013
Let’s not even pretend we won’t be spending some time clicking away on Rihanna’s goodies. Our fam at Complexmag just made it way to easy to get lost in RihRih’s world with 7 covers of her sexiness. From leather to lace, the bad gal pretty much has all your perverted fantasies covered (this applies to the ladies, too!). Plex’s assistant editor Soo Young Kim flew around the world on Rih’s 777 tour and had a chance for a face to face sitdown to discuss letting everything go in her music, her evolution as an artist and more. That’s not all, though. They even got Rihanna to snap some very personal selfies which trump any Instagram competition. Game over.
“When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth,” she says. “So whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic.” Not that she was apologetic in the past, but this time she says she dug deeper. “I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded,” she says. “I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, ‘Fuck it.’ What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll hate me? They’ve done that before.” –
Check out more of Rihanna’s 7 covers, interview quotes and more after the jump…
Rihanna’s moving forkfuls of calamaretti fritti onto her plate at celebrity hot-spot Giorgio Baldi, her favorite restaurant in Santa Monica. Even when she’s eating, her posture stays upright like a ballerina, long and graceful. In between bites, she explains how to take a flattering selfie for Instagram. “Get a good light,” she says, adjusting the Prada Minimal Baroque glasses on the bridge of her nose. Her heavy gold necklace slinks around the front of her black adidas sweatshirt as she turns to order spaghetti semplice from the server. “Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day,” she says with a laugh.
Before leaving the restaurant for the airport, Rihanna addresses one last question. It’s the biggest question surrounding the song: If her relationship with Brown is truly nobody’s business, then why make a record about it?
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?” she says, turning toward the other side of the table to gather her belongings. As she gets up to leave, she adds: “It’s a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.”
Maybe she doesn’t know either.
Aside from RihRih stunting on 7 covers, Complex also got her to bless them 13 exclusive selfies.
It’s narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it,” Rihanna says of her selfie fixation in Soo-Young Kim’s new Complex cover story. “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.”
Check out the full gallery here.
Click here to check out the rest of Rihanna’s Covers.
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