It’s RihannaRama! If you’re not quite in the summer mood yet these semi-NSFW photos of Rihanna should help. V magazine’s Summer 2015 issue features pages of Rihanna in a sizzling hot photo shoot. The Bad Girl of Pop dons a blonde platinum wig, chalky blue eyeshadow, long thick eyelashes, bubble gum pink lipstick, orange nail polish and… not much else for these fantastic retro pin-up images.
Shot by high-flying photographer Steven Klein and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, RiRi is a tanned goddess oozing self confidence and sexiness, even with this completely new look. In some of the photos she dons sheer luxury swimwear matched with colourful furs and cheeky shorts that show off her curves. This is fun-fashion and RiRi completely killed it!
Inside the issue Rihanna discusses her highly anticipated new album, social media, her latest singles and many other issues. Here are a few juicy excerpts:
Rihanna shot back at those who criticized her for “taking time off”: “I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked,” she said, pointing out that she’s been at work on several projects, including two albums, the animated movie “Home,” a summer tour and her first annual Diamond Ball, which she launched in December.
On her privacy issues: “Do I even give a dick about that anymore?”
On FourFiveSeconds: “The thing that made me fall in love with [‘FourFiveSeconds’] is the juxtaposition of the music and the lyrics. When you read the lyrics it’s a completely different song than what you are hearing. The music is easygoing, but the lyrical content is very loud and in your face. In performing this, the key was to make sure the aggression wasn’t lost.”
On her upcoming eighth 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.”
On her social media impact: “I run away from anything that does not stimulate me. I often find myself gravitating toward the underground. There is a certain creative freedom there that you can’t experience anywhere else.”
The summer 2015 issue of V Magazine, V95, will ht the newsstands on May 7. Click here to pre-order via the magazine’s official website. On the same site you can also order a Deluxe Edition Box-Set of the Summer Issue which features a case covered with Steven Klein’s explosive RiRi photographs, a copy of V95, and three different mystery posters created by Klein, Bess NYC, and Slava Mogutin.
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