The 30-year-old appears on Vogue’s June cover looking sultry AF. Inside, the pics only get hotter, showing the singer posing in a daring one piece and sprawled out in nothing but a chain bodysuit.
RiRi drops all kinds of juicy nuggets, including her struggle with body issues and her surprising girl crush (hint: it’s a “Real Housewives” star).
Here’s what we took away from Rihanna’s interview:
She’s Not Friends With Drake Anymore
“We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either,” Rihanna told Vogue (which hurts our souls), hinting that his tribute to her when she received MTV’s Vanguard award in 2016 could have been the reason for their fallout. Remember, he confessed his undying love for her on national TV.
“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal,” Rihanna said. “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.”
Excuse us while we go cry in the corner. ???
Rihanna’s Changed It Up for Her Billionaire Boyfriend
The singer revealed work-life balance is extremely important to her now, especially because she has someone like Hassan Jameel in her life. Rihanna has been linked to the young Saudi businessman since last summer and rarely talks about her love life.
“I used to feel guilty about taking personal time,” she says, “but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.”
“Even mentally, just to be away from my phone, to be in the moment, that has been key for my growth,” Rihanna adds. “Now, when I come to work, I’m all in. Because before you know it, the years will go by. I’m glad I’m taking the time. I’m happy.”
She Goes Gaga For Lisa Vanderpump
When asked who her biggest girl crush was, Rihanna without hesitation answered … Lisa Vanderpump!
“Tell me who is a badder bitch than Lisa Vanderpump! She’s goals AF!” she said of the “RHOC” star. “She’s chic but still funny. She likes to be at home with her husband and then goes and handles her business. Maybe there’s a couple of thousand Birkins in her closet, but she’s still focused. I love that about her.”
On Her Body
Like any girl, Rihanna struggles with day-to-day body issues and she’s learned to live with it.
“You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies,” she says. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.”
Being Savage AF
It’s no secret Rihanna is one bad motherf**ker, but what does it take to be badass like her?
“Savage is really about taking complete ownership of how you feel and the choices you make. Basically making sure everybody knows the ball is in your court,” she says. “As women, we’re looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship. Savage is just the reverse. And you know, guys don’t like getting the cards flipped on them—ever.”
Catch all of Rihanna’s spicy interview when her Vogue issue hits newsstands nationwide May 22.