Our favorite bad gal, ratchet princess, and Navy leader Rihanna turns up the heat in the summer issue of V Magazine! The 27-year-old superstar goes topless and rocks a platinum blonde wig in the colorful shoot by fashion photographer Steven Klein.
I love almost every shoot Ri does, but this one truly trumps all her recent #R8 spreads – LAWD! The issue hits newsstands May 7.
On privacy: “Do I even give a dick about that anymore?”
On responding to people who say she’s taken time off: “I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’ve been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance [socks], a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I’ve also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future.”
On her upcoming 8th studio album: “Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James Joint’ is on constant repeat. [The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”
Alongside her V mag cover shoot, Ri also decided to randomly drop a brand new interlude titled “James Joint” in honor of 4/20! “I’d rather be smoking weed whenever we breathe / Everytime you kiss me / Don’t say that you miss me / Just come get me,” she sings on the minute clip.
And the release of #R8 continues to be a complete damn mystery… you driving me cray cray Ri!