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Rihanna Covers 'Elle' July 2010

Rihanna Covers 'Elle' July 2010

Rihanna turns up the glamour as she graces the cover of Elle magazine’s July 2010 issue, on newsstands Tuesday, June 15.

Here’s what the 22-year-old Bajan beauty had to share:

On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”

On her new beau, Matt Kemp: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”

On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”

On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because [Chris Brown] was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

FYI: Rihanna is wearing Laruicci earrings in her cover shot.

For more from Rihanna, check out Elle.com!


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46 Comments

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# 1

Rocking that cover, and i aint even near to liking her music!

# 2

She looks old.

# 3

ugly chick.

# 4

Too much photoshop.

# 5

Wow she looks great!

# 6

She looks much thinner. I think they tinkered with her photo.

# 7

She looks gorgeous, such a pretty face.

# 8
maison martin margiela @ 06/08/2010 at 8:43 pm

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All hail the Queen!!!

# 9
TheLastBitchOnEa☈th @ 06/08/2010 at 8:47 pm

Haters are so whack.

Not a fan of hers but I understand the pain she felt (and may still feel) towards Chris Brown. I think most of us who have been hurt by a person we love can. It’s good to see she’s moving on.

twin peaks @ 06/08/2010 at 8:53 pm

She looks like Dionne Warwick — same age and all.

So….. not long ago she was saying that she and Kemp were “just friends” and now it turned into “I have a boyfriend”…hmmm, seems like the benefits went actual. I don’t like her at all but she does look great here. That horrible hairstyle looks better this way than red, ugh.

Rihanna looks like a tranny in those pics.

In the video, she’s painted up like a clown.
Not a flattering look for a young woman.

yuck@the black lipstick.

Didn’t Kemp’s last girlfriend get a restraining order against him?

@mmm, #8 comment, does Rihanna camp pay u, can’t stand his/her ass, she has no talent, take the blind fold off, idiot.

This pic has been photoshopped to death.. Her head is way bigger than the rest of her body…

RI U SMOKING OUT THOSE PICS WITH YOUR FIERCENESS , ITS AMAZIN SOME OF YOU HATE ON RI SO MUCH THAT EVERYTIME THERES SOMETHING POSTIN ON HER U COME TO COMMENT, BUT MY THING IS F U DOT GAVE A DAM Y WASTE TIME . UH OH CAUSE SHE STIL ROCKIN THEM DIAMONDS GIRL U ON FYAH RI . KEEP BRINGIN IT

They went nuts with the air brushing.
She’s definitely not that skinny.

She is so effing gorgeous!!!

I’m usually hard on Rihanna but girl looks GORGEOUS on that cover! I’m in love with that dress!!

Jokergurl @ 06/08/2010 at 9:29 pm

She looks a little thinner but otherwise she looks great, the colors really complement her skin tone, and eyes. The earrings a bit 1980′s but she looks good.

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