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Rihanna: Glamour Cover Girl December 2009

Rihanna: Glamour Cover Girl December 2009

Rihanna graces the December 2009 cover of Glamour, on stands November 10.

The 21-year-old “Woman of the Year” opens up about how she coped after the Chris Brown incident, her message to young women and her new album. Some interview highlights:

On the photo of her bruised face being leaked after being assaulted by Chris Brown: “It was humiliating; that is not a photo you would show to anybody. I felt completely taken advantage of. I felt like people were making it into a fun topic on the Internet, and it’s my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women.”

On her message to young women: “My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.”

On her personal growth over the past year: “I am stronger, wiser and more aware. You don’t realize how much your decisions affect people you don’t even know, like fans.”

On her new album: “I’ve put everything I’ve wanted to say for the past eight months into my music. [My new album Rated R] is super fearless-which is exactly how I feel right now. I am in a really good place.”

For the full Rihanna interview and more cover shoot pics, visit Glamour.com!

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43 Responses to “Rihanna: Glamour Cover Girl December 2009”

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  1. 1
    salma Says:

    People will do anything for money.

  2. 2
    Rihanna 411 Says:

    She looks cute but there doesn’t seem to be much to back up what she’s saying. All we’ve seen for almost a year are constant pics of her partying and shopping.

  3. 3
    katy Says:

    They should have put someone who actually is an activist against domestic violence on the cover.

  4. 4
    marissa Says:

    she looks cute and Im glad she is talking. That f– loser chris brown have been talking so why cant she?

  5. 5
    marissa Says:

    They both have albums to promote, so of course she is going to talk about it. there was no way she was going to escape from people asking her what happen.

    Chris brown had his chance, now it’s her turn

  6. 6
    Khristi Says:

    Good for her, you can’t just stop living your life just because someone decides to be a jerk. To all of you ******* that says something negative about her-you should have someone to beat you. Please let go of your own insecurities for a split second and be supportive.

  7. 7
    gemini Says:

    I don’t like Brown but he has been apologizing for months. She is only talking now cause she has a CD to promote.

  8. 8
    Halo Says:

    This is low for Glamour. They should only put accomplished women on their cover instead of non-achieving celebs.

  9. 9
    what ??? Says:

    there are many children in Barbados who needs help not only in america. she has all these charities in the united states and can’t afford to take some time from here to go see the sick children in her homeland ? rihanna what is wrong with you and who are you trying to fool the label probably told them what questions should be ask and you just revised the answers given to you. just like you just walk around the street and party and only hit the studio when someone has finish write a song for you then you just “talk them”. what a contribution.
    i don’t hate rihanna but she’s no battered woman she’s a battered puppet starved for money.

    “congratulations on being a woman of the year” for what? rehearsing the interview question paper?

  10. 10
    bailey Says:

    Agree, I find her inclusion on a Woman of the Year cover baffling. She has not spoken out until now and doesn’t appear to have done any work to help other women in her situation. I guess they were looking to capitalize on her celebrity to sell mags.

  11. 11
    Chris Says:

    They gave her the cover because she was willing to give them the scoop on what happened.

  12. 12
    jesse Says:

    are those rihanna’s actual replies or did someone write them for her like her songs? she is not coming across as very genuine lately.

  13. 13
    incognito Says:

    Amazing what good photoshop and a push-up bra can do.
    Why doesn’t she look this cute in her candids?

  14. 14
    liza Says:

    @Chris: I agree. Poeple want to know more about what happened and talking about this story for her new album doesnt hurt either.

  15. 15
    Wilson Says:

    Rihanna could be an activist for female pattern baldness.
    A lot of women would benefit if she spoke publicly about losing her hair.

  16. 16
    gigi Says:

    she should go back to the dark hair she has here.
    blonde washes her out.

  17. 17
    popcrunch Says:

    Women of the Year awards & titles should be given to women who’ve made contributions to society. If she had been touring schools and advising young women that it was ok to speak out, I could understand the cover. Based on her recent behavior, it doesn’t make sense.

  18. 18
    Racquel Says:

    To all the naysayers that are saying that she’s doing this for publicity have anyone of you ever been publicly humiliated? Beaten? No one the recovery process it takes for any individual to heal from something like this. And yes maybe her way of healing is putting her self out there to be photographed and such. We are so QUICK to judge others but really we need to stop. Just because she has a record deal doesn’t make her less human than the rest of us.

  19. 19
    toots Says:

    Sadly this is the only way she could get a cover.

  20. 20
    Pining for Chris Says:

    I don’t see how she can talk about this (the assault), then her album; has anyone seen her single/album covers? Makes no sense to me.

    Oh and she needs to stop pretending all she’s been doing is shopping, partying and walking out of doors for lord knows how many months.

  21. 21
    passerby Says:

    @Racquel: The problem is she didn’t put herself out there when it counted. She had an opportunity to make a difference and was silent. Now she has a record due out and she’s hitting the publicity trail. We’ll see if she walks the walk instead of just talking the talking and starts speaking out on the issue instead of doing a few magazine/tv interviews. If she becomes a regular activist on the issue, she’ll earn people’s respect.

  22. 22
    marissa Says:

    @Racquel:

    AMEN

  23. 23
    Racquel Says:

    To all the naysayers that are saying that she’s doing this for publicity have anyone of you ever been publicly humiliated? Beaten? No one the recovery process it takes for any individual to heal from something like this. And yes maybe her way of healing is putting her self out there to be photographed and such. We are so QUICK to judge others but really we need to stop. Just because she has a record deal doesn’t make her less human than the rest of us.@passerby:

    But are we waiting and see if she’s gonna walk the walk? No we’ve already judged her and condemned her I mean just because she didn’t publicly went out and did any talks on domestic violence doesn’t mean she hasn’t.

  24. 24
    lily Says:

    This is almost as bad as putting Katie Holmes on the cover.

  25. 25
    Racquel Says:

    And again EVERY artist only talks about drama that has occured with them when they are promoting something what makes Rihanna any different? Britney did it, Beyonce, Madonna recently Whitney so please give Rihanna a break she’s only doing the norm.

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