Rihanna dazzles on the latest cover of U.S. Vogue.
In the mag, she opens up about her new album Anti, the fan-fueled rivalry with Beyoncé, being bored with pop music, her new fashion ventures and more.
Check out a few excerpts:
On fans constantly putting Rihanna and Beyonce against each other:
“Here’s the deal,” she says. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”
On reinventing her sound and being ‘bored’ with pop music:
Turns out it takes a while to reinvent your sound. As Delevingne says, “Anti’s got its own genre, and that genre is her.” Had Rihanna gotten bored with the pop formula? “Very much,” the singer says. “I just gravitated toward the songs that were honest to where I’m at right now.” From the first song, “Consideration,” a trip-hop collaboration with SZA, the message is clear. “It might not be some automatic record that will be Top 40. But I felt like I earned the right to do that now.”