Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic, will be out on November 19, and the star — whose air of spontaneity laces her packaged pop with raunchy authenticity — has nevertheless embarked on a well-planned promotional media blitz. First stop? The cover of the November issue of Vogue, on which the Bajan chanteuse crouches in couture while staring darkly at the camera under cropped bangs.
Continuing to prove that she truly is a good girl gone bad, Rihanna fills the pages of her profile with saucy tales sure to keep pages turning and her public whispering.
On the public’s continuing scrutiny of her relationship with Chris Brown, the singer stated, “To the world, I feel like there’s no closure,” when addressing her collaboration with her ex-boyfriend on the sexy single “Cake.”
“There’s some obsession that’s continued even throughout when we weren’t friends or couldn’t be friends at all. Hated each other,” Rihanna told Vogue. “The world hasn’t let go. They haven’t seen any progress in our friendship, because they don’t see anything, really, besides the song.”
Claiming that she hasn’t been on a date in two years, the cover girl related that she is waiting for the right person to break her love fast. “I would love to go on a date,” she said in the story. “No one asks. Trust me on that. I’m waiting for the man who’s ballsy enough to deal with me. I’m going to wait, though. You always find the wrong shit when you go looking.”
Very interesting revelation given that Chris Brown and Rihanna have been photographed spending intimate time together recently. While the pair have not confirmed their reconciliation, celebrity watchers remained fixated on what may become of their tumultuous, enduring bond.
At this point, the one thing we know for sure is that Rihanna’s career is still on its meteoric trajectory. Her latest single, “Diamonds,” has already grabbed the number one spot in the United Kingdom. Rihanna’s latest Vogue cover is just icing on the cake.
“Rihanna has already made the short list of black women who have covered Vogue,” reports The Huffington Post, “and now she’s amongst an even smaller list of those who have been bestowed with the honor more than once. Not even Beyoncé can boast that!”
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