Boss lady Robyn Rihanna Fenty has added another cover to an already prodigious stack with a sixth-time spot on the cover of U.S. Vogue. Shot by Ethan James Green for the November ’19 issue, the 31-year-old superstar wears Fenty on the cover, along with Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Gucci among other labels for the editorial.
While Abby Aquire, the story writer, currently is catching a lot of heat on Twitter for admitting she came to the interview without questions (and then asked Rihanna to help her!), she actually managed to cover quite a bit of ground.
Check out some of the highlights below.
On #R9: “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album. It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks. Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood. It doesn’t matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves. It’s always the same high. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work.”
On #R10: “We always went into the music this time around saying that we were going to do two different pieces of art. One was gonna be inspired by the music that I grew up listening to. And one was gonna be the evolution of where I’m going next with music.”
On whether she turned down Super Bowl 2019 in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick: “Absolutely, I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
On how Donald Trump is responding to mass shootings: “It is devastating. People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal. And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist. Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem. The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
Check out images from the editorial below and find more at vogue.com.