[Close-Up] Rihanna Gets Unmasked For ‘Interview’ Magazine

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Rihanna continues to prove that beyond being a beauty, fashion, and music mogul, she is also a work of art. The proof is in the pics from her new cover spread for Interview magazine’s summer issue.

The Bajan baddie goes full-on editorial in a slew of statement pieces styled by Mel Ottenberg — including a white leather mask and see-through leopard-print catsuit. Throughout the spread, she turns up look after look from such designers as Balenciaga, Laquan Smith, Maison Margiela, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Inside the spread, the songstress gets candid with fellow Ocean’s 8 actress Sarah Paulson about being shy, her highly anticipated album, mental health and so much more.


On being shy:

“I’m so shy,” she says, “I don’t even want you to know I’m shy.

On her mental health:

It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it,” she shares. “If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. 

On her highly anticipated reggae album:

It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. 

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